With our thrifty and vintage decorating ideas, you can transform vintage wooden toolbox ideas into charming home decor accent pieces.

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Tool Box Design Ideas

Today, I’m thrilled to be joining several very talented bloggers in sharing all the different ways to decorate vintage toolboxes in our homes, hosted by my friend Cindy over at County Road 407, and if you are joining me from Coco over at The Crowned Goat, welcome! Coco has the most beautiful ideas and home!


If you are new to my blog, welcome! I’m so glad you came to visit with us here today at our home in Vermont. My blog is all about thrifty and vintage home decorating ideas, where I share everything from our Vermont Home to decorating and renovating our Coastal Maine Family Home. We love all things thrifted and vintage around here! And I can’t forget our Bernese Mountain dog, Ella, who also pops in from time to time. Welcome, friends, and I hope you will become a regular here at Dabbling & Decorating!

Simple Wooden Toolbox Decorating Ideas

Wooden toolboxes can be a versatile and charming decor item in your home. Here are some creative ideas to incorporate wooden toolboxes into your decor:

  • Rustic Centerpiece: Fill a wooden toolbox with mason jars and use it as a centerpiece on your dining table. Add fresh flowers, herbs, or even small succulents to create a rustic and natural look. Wooden toolboxes make great foundations for table centerpieces.
  • Bathroom Organizer: Use a wooden toolbox to organize your bathroom essentials. Place it on the countertop or hang it on the wall to store items like toothbrushes, toothpaste, and other toiletries. You can also paint or stencil the toolbox to match your bathroom decor.
  • Kitchen Utensil Holder: A wooden toolbox keeps your kitchen utensils organized and within reach. Place it on your kitchen counter or hang it on the wall. It adds a rustic touch to your kitchen and keeps your utensils easily accessible.
  • Garden Planter: Turn a wooden toolbox into a mini garden planter. Line the bottom with plastic or a waterproof liner, add potting soil, and plant your favorite herbs or small flowering plants. It can be placed on a windowsill or used as a centerpiece on an outdoor table.
  • Office Organizer: Use a wooden toolbox to organize your desk essentials. Store pens, pencils, scissors, and other office supplies in the compartments of the toolbox, which adds a vintage touch to your workspace.
  • Bookshelf Decor: To add visual interest to your bookshelf, place a wooden toolbox on it and use it as a decorative item. You can fill it with small potted plants, books, or other decorative objects.
Simple wooden Toolbox Decorating Ideas on outdoor teak table.
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Thrifted Wooden Toolbox

Today, I’m sharing an old wooden toolbox, which I found while I was out Thrifting with the Gals on my way back from Maine. We had just had our first nor’easter of the winter, just in time for Christmas. Have you ever been thrifting in the snow? Join me here to see more of my day thrifting in the snow!

Vintage wooden toolboxes in the snow at second-hand shop.

These two large wooden toolboxes caught my eye. I’ve seen vintage wooden toolboxes before, but never as long and large as these were. I couldn’t resist picking one up to decorate for today’s blog hop!

The toolbox fits perfectly onto our large farmhouse table in the dining room. After the holidays, I like to keep my decor simple and cozy. And I really felt like this wooden toolbox made a pretty big statement all on its own.

Wooden Toolbox with plates as table centerpiece

Wooden Toolbox Centerpiece

I started by adding some mixed blue and white plates to the toolbox, along with some battery-operated twinkle lights. That was it! I love how simple this wooden toolbox centerpiece is, and I can change out the dishes, etc., as I choose.

Wooden toolbox on white farmhouse table as centerpiece

Keeping with a simple wooden toolbox theme, I added my favorite brass candlestick with a short tapered candle, some extra dishes, and a bowl to round out the table decor.

Wooden toolbox with plates centerpiece with candle on table.

Vintage Mantel

The vintage mantel is the backdrop for the table and is decorated with faux trees leftover from Christmas, along with homemade orange slices that will last throughout the winter. I really enjoy the color they add to this room.

A thrifted cow head is centered on the mantel and finds its way around our home throughout the changing seasons.

Vintage Mantel and Wooden toolbox decor ideas.

Brass candlesticks are a favorite of mine to decorate and accentuate my decor with. I love the vintage look and texture. I found these on various thrifting adventures and also in collections on Etsy. I have well over a dozen now!

Vintgae Christmas decor with wooden toolbox centerpiece

You may also enjoy the post, Vintage Fall Centerpiece in 5 Easy Steps.

Wooden toolbox with blue and white plates centerpiece

I love the texture that the wooden toolbox adds to this white farmhouse table! As I stand back and look at this thrifted wooden toolbox, I think it will look so pretty in the spring, filled with white tulips, too!

Vintage toolbox with plates on table centerpiece decorated for the holidays.
Vintage style dining room  decorated for the holidays and winter.

I hope you found some new wooden toolbox ideas here today. Thrifted toolboxes are such a versatile and fun way to add texture and rustic charm to a home.

Dining Room table with toolbox centerpiece decorated for Christmas.

Gratefully Vintage

If you have any thoughts, comments, or suggestions, I’d love to hear from you. Please share in the comments below. And be sure to share this blog post link with your friends who are also vintage enthusiasts.

Do you have a flair for all things vintage, too? I would love to see and feature you in our Reader’s Showcase Series. A place for you to share and be recognized for your talents and passion for all things thrifting, vintage, and antique decor-related inspired by your time here with Dabbling & Decorating. Email me at annck@dabblinganddecorating.com

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Simple Wooden Toolbox Decor Ideas

Next up on the tour is Lora at Create and Ponder. She has so many fun vintage and thrifty decorating ideas. You definitely want to drop by and check out her wooden toolbox ideas.

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  1. Fabulous find! Love how big this tool box is. Really hard to find those around here.