Monday Madness

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Welcome to my Monday mess!  Is it any surprise I am fighting off the flu today!  My house is destroyed, my daughter just returned back to college and my sister is back in Knoxville after spending Thanksgiving with US!  And, this I my Monday Morning Reality:

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How is your Monday?


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Vintage Tool Box Makeover

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During my annual garage clean up (see post here for a few ideas) I found this vintage (real metal) tool box.  It was empty, taking up valuable shelf space and it was my {first} husband’s grandfather’s tool box.  He was the original DIY guy!  And, he clearly passed down his talents to my very handy husband.  No {first} husband jokes here.  tool box pic

I wasn’t sure what to do with it, but I knew it would make great storage for SOMETHING in my office makeover (sneak peak here).  And the metal grey worked great with my office paint makeover:

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I wasn’t ready to commit to the entire tool box because after all this piece is over 60 years old and I wanted to have some reverence for it’s authenticity.  I started with the tray. Disclaimer: I had  painted the tray  in one of my earlier blog posts HERE .  This time, I painted  it the office color  and used it to store office supplies on my desk:  DSC_0028

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Here’s the after:
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And, here is what I decided to store in this tool box!  It happened when I figured out what fit PERFECTLY in the bottom of the box. Recognize this?
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My Silhouette vinyl cutter.  I ended up not using this for the vinyl cutter, but instead found it was the perfect spot to store my vinyl:  DSC_0108

And, the pull out tray was great for ALL of the miscellaneous scraps of vinyl, labels and stickers  that I haven’t used or am waiting to finish. The best part is the toolbox is a great “mobile” transport:
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I love it! It keeps the vinyl organized and out of the way!
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LINKING UP TO:  LIFE WITH THE CRUST OFF, IVY AND ELEPHANTS, KATHERINE’S CORNER, IT’S OVERFLOWING, CLASSY CLUTTER, FUNKY JUNK INTERIORS, LAMB AROUND, COLORADO LADY, RESTORATION REDOUX  NOT JUST A HOUSEWIFE


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