Grain Sack Stripe Painted Toolbox

Hello Friends!  Hope this morning is off to a great start!  It definitely should be after you see all of the inspiration I have on the blog today.  I’ve teamed up with a group of 75 bloggers to share tons of Fall Harvest Ideas with you!  From crafts, to recipes, to home decor and more…we sure have you covered for Fall inspiration!
75 Fall Harvest Ideas If you’ve been to One Krieger Chick lately, you may have seen my Fall Home Tour…I created many new projects for the tour that I hadn’t had a chance to share on the blog.  Well, today I am sharing how I created my Simple Dining Room Centerpiece.

Grain Sack Striped Painted Toolbox- It started like this…a plain old toolbox I rescued from the grain bin.  

Striped Toolbox- Before- Oh, I love it just like this.  I actually hated to do anything to it, but it looked too plain when I set it on the table.  Plus, I may have a hard time leaving any surface alone.

So, I decided on a grain sack stripe…perfect for my country style.  And SO easy to create!  This entire project took about 30 minutes.

What you need to get started:

  • Toolbox- old or new
  • painters tape
  • paint (I used DecoArt Chalk paint in Lace)
  • paintbrush

Start by measuring where the stripes should be.  Tape off the middle stripe. Toolbox-Taping

Then paint in between the tape lines.  Once that paint has dried, peel it off and use it to tape off smaller stripes above and below the large stripe. Taping and painting stripes on I taped and painted one side at a time, making sure to match up the tape lines on each side.

When the toolbox was finished, I filled it full of hedge apples.  Perfect for Fall, but I think it has fun possibilities for each holiday. Perfect for every season!

Simple Country displays for fall in this dining I love how it turned out …Sometimes the best projects are the simplest!

Make sure to check out the gallery below and visit some of my blogging friends to see their awesome ideas!!

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    Love how that little extra striping made your tool box (or also called trug) look, have got to do this, you made it look so easy and quick. We make alot of different styles of this item. I love them for so many decorating projects. Great idea. I thought those apples were called crab apples but think it depends on part of country you happen to be from.. I got bunch of them few years ago at little antique store in Smith’s Grove, KY. (northeast of Bowling Green, KY).When we moved hubs made me throw them out. They were great to decorate with. Yours look pretty in your tool box/trug. Happy week to you and yours

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