bloomin toolbox

Hey fall lovers!  I am just loving the chill in the air that October has brought us.  I’m starting to think about decor for our Halloween party.  I’ve got a few frights up my sleeve! 

In the meantime, I am still on fall harvest decor.  The mumkin has been a big hit in the bloggy world and I am afraid that today’s little garden project won’t top it but I think you’ll likey…

I started out with an old, handmade wooden toolbox.  I have to admit that I have a stash of 11th-grade-woodshop-class gems circa 1977.  They’re too versatile to pass up.  So I don’t.  And I do actually use one as a toolbox.

The large toolbox featured today did not start out white but I don’t have a true “before” picture.  Just know that it wasn’t pretty so I “white washed” it months ago (and then forgot about it) by spray painting the box lightly.  Paint makes everything new again!

I decided to pull out the ol’ letter stencils that have been getting a workout over here.  Since fall harvest is the name of my game, I thought it would be best to plaster HARVEST on the toolbox.  Not woodshop chic but definitely garden party chic.

The stencils were filled in with green acrylic paint because that’s what I had on hand.

Next came the mums. Orange again. Something has been drawing me to this rusty color. I think because it just screams FALL. I placed 3 mums in the toolbox carefully arranging them around the handle.  Then threw some raffia in for good measure.  Probably could have used more raffia. 

Or not. 

Side note, I got a bag of raffia for 12 and a half cents at a yard sale the other day.  Half of a quarter!

Yeah, probably could have used more raffia.

Then I placed the toolbox planter in the sunroom to admire.  From all angles.

The green and orange subtly match the patio furniture.  I didn’t plan that.

I heart fall.

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7 thoughts on “bloomin toolbox

  1. I’m visiting from Fresh-cut Friday. I love the colors for your tool box. I checked out your mumkin. Love the colors in that too!

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