Sunday, May 20, 2012

Pallet Tool Box

I recently found several clear mason jars from a thrift store and decided to use them in my kitchen. I wanted to display them on the counter, but needed something fun to put them in. So, I enlisted my husband Nate to build me a wood tool box from pallet boards.

I don't have measurements for you since you can make yours any size depending on the widths of your pallet boards, but here's Nate's process:


 Attach sides to the end pieces


Nate had to cut two pallet boards to cover the bottom

Drill holes in each side and insert your wooden dowel for the handle. 
You can glue the handle in place or screw in through the top like Nate did.

Using my new favorite paint technique, I whitewashed my tool box.

Then filled it with my mason jars and other goodies!



Yay for fun storage!!!

 What do you think: Should I stencil something on it or leave it as is?



35 comments:

  1. Stencil something on it! Do you rent Nate out for carpentry projects? I'll saw my own arm off if I attempt this! Love your, though. ~ Maureen

    ReplyDelete
  2. I think it needs a stencil or maybe words. So handy though, lucky girl to have such a talented hubby. Dee from My Painted Stuff.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Lucky you! How about some lettering to make it look like an old fruit crate?

    ReplyDelete
  4. Love it. The jars are perfect. Your DH did a fabulous job. Hugs, Marty

    ReplyDelete
  5. Love this! What a wonderful idea. I Love how your jars look in the tool box. I would stencil something on it! Thanks for sharing. Have a wonderful Sunday!!!

    sandraallen260@centurytel.net

    ReplyDelete
  6. Love it! Aren't pallets great?

    ReplyDelete
  7. This is soooooo CUTE!! And I adore anything made from a pallet! How clever you are! Would be so delighted if you could link up with us at Mop It Up Mondays: http://www.ishouldbemoppingthefloor.com/2012/05/mop-it-up-mondays-17.html

    Thanks so much!
    {HUGS},
    kristi

    ReplyDelete
  8. I vote stencil! Thank you for joining The "Sunday Stop" linky party ... always love seeing what you make!!
    Hugs,
    Bj

    ReplyDelete
  9. I vote words or numbers. But boy is it a handy little tool box to have! Love what you've got in it as well. I found you at Nifty Thrifty Tuesday!
    Liz

    ReplyDelete
  10. Fabulous tool box!!!! Thanks for linking up.
    XO
    Kristin

    ReplyDelete
  11. Love how you're using your tool caddy!
    Mary Alice

    ReplyDelete
  12. Awesome! Definitely a word or words on it... love those jars too ♥

    ReplyDelete
  13. Nice Stuff's and nice tool box to keep those is safe and to have a clean place..

    ReplyDelete
  14. Adorable! I have one like this that I bought as a garden planter a few years ago. It needs a little TLC but there's definitely potential.

    I'm another vote for stencil :)

    ReplyDelete
  15. That's really cute! I would for sure add a monogram to it...but I add that to almost everything! Thanks for sharing at our Handmade Tuesdays party.

    ReplyDelete
  16. SO original!!!!!! I just LOVE the vintage feel!! It's a perfect decoration and yet very useful at the same time!

    Christine
    thediydreamer.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  17. Thanks for the tutorial. This looks great!

    ReplyDelete
  18. Very cute! I love your tool box made from upscaled pallet boards! Stopping by from Wow Us Wednesday.

    ReplyDelete
  19. So adorable! What a wonderful job you did. I love it!
    Blessings,
    Debbie

    ReplyDelete
  20. Love it! I'm going to show my hubs and son and ask them to do this project for me! Thanks for sharing, I saw your link at Savvy Southern Style. Mary

    ReplyDelete
  21. Stencils would be nice. I think a woodburned design would be even cooler if you have access to woodburning tools.

    ReplyDelete
  22. Hi, it came out really nice but I agree with the others for using a stencil or painting somethng.

    Lynnie

    ReplyDelete
  23. That looks great. Found you via a linky party.
    I have a question. I am new to linking and parties. I am having trouble getting it set up. Would you please give me some tips as I like the way yours is set up with the names and the top bar.

    ReplyDelete
  24. You were featured today on my blog. Stop by and grab a button! Stop by and share with us again sometime soon!!!
    Hugs,
    Bj

    ReplyDelete
  25. That is so adorable! I love it!

    Thanks for sharing!

    --Katie
    @ Creatively Living

    ReplyDelete
  26. This is darling! You guys should sell these :) Sooooo cute!!!

    ReplyDelete
  27. Nice tool box for kitchen.. i'll be enjoying too.. when i found these i also made for my kitchen..

    ReplyDelete
  28. Really cute! And perfect for displaying your jars! I'd definitely add a little paint, distressing and a stencil of some kind - a word, numbers, something fun!

    ReplyDelete
  29. This is adorable Melissa!! Thank you for linking up with us! featuring you tonight on our facebook page! :)

    ReplyDelete
  30. Thanks for sharing at tip toe thru tuesday! Love it the way it is but I think a word, quote or just a little something painted there would look darling too!
    Kim
    tiarasandbowties.blogspot.com
    PS I will be featuring this on the blog today, stop by and grab a button if you'd like!

    ReplyDelete
  31. Can you tell us the final measurements??...I have carpal tunnel & there is no way I could saw the pieces together & I LOVE this tote...My friend has offered to make me one...
    And I would love to see you stencil this!!

    ReplyDelete
  32. So cute! Your home decor is always so classy! We love it! Thanks for sharing your ideas on "Strut Your Stuff Saturday!" We'll see you next week! -The Sisters

    ReplyDelete
  33. Love it..and i like it to apply it in my home decor .. very useful things can be very safe in there..

    ReplyDelete
  34. Nice..i have try this thing up into my garden place, they are all work so good and enough fine for my tools..

    ReplyDelete

Thanks for your lovely comments! I read and enjoy every single one and try my hardest to respond to them all! Thanks for visiting!