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Primitive, Rustic Americana Tool Box/ Tote

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Project by rivergirl posted 12-13-2010 11:00 PM 3184 views 5 times favorited 30 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Primitive Americana Tool Box/Tote. Length is approximately 26 inches, width is approximately 6 inches Height is about 12 inches. The wood is from an old fence. Paint is layered and distressed, with a final coat of dark stain to “grubby it up.” Handle is a branch- bark off. This would make a nice planter, or a box to hold a collection. Would also be nice in a bathroom to hold toilet paper, magazines etc.

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."





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Jamie Speirs

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#1 posted 12-13-2010 11:03 PM

Kelly, that is amazing.
You have got it looking great.
It really does look old.

Jamie

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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mafe

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#2 posted 12-13-2010 11:03 PM

Really cool Kelly.
I like it, it’s really all American.
Best thoughts,
Mads

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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rivergirl

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#3 posted 12-13-2010 11:06 PM

Jamie- LOL- My family came home and said “where’d you get that?” I said I just built it. They said, “You did not. Where’d you get it?” I said, You saw it in pieces on the table this morning. It had black and white paint all over it. They: yeah- so where’d you get this box…. LOLOLOL Funny funny funny. :)

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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chrisstef

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#4 posted 12-13-2010 11:12 PM

i dig it river … looks like you towed it behind your car down the gravel driveway

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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SCOTSMAN

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#5 posted 12-13-2010 11:20 PM

Now pleeeeeeease do one with the Scottish Flag lol seriously I like your box.Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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rivergirl

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#6 posted 12-13-2010 11:44 PM

I will have to check out the Scottis Flag. :) Is this it? That would be toooo easy. :)

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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helluvawreck

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#7 posted 12-13-2010 11:51 PM

Kelly, that looks like a great item. I think that it will appeal to a good many people because it’s rustic and I like to see you branching out a little like this. What you need is some more tools. Keep on keeping on. :)

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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TreeBones

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#8 posted 12-13-2010 11:55 PM

Nice. I like this kind of work.

-- Ron, Twain Harte, Ca. Portable on site Sawmill Service http://westcoastlands.net/Sawmill.html http://westcoastlands.net/SawBucks2/phpBB3 http://www.portablesawmill.info

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patron

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#9 posted 12-14-2010 12:30 AM

what a great tool tote

you did a great job on it

looks like something
you’d find in an old barn

try armani
we might see movie stars
on the red carpet
sporting them

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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janice

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#10 posted 12-14-2010 01:10 AM

Way too cute! I love it and you sure are just whipping things out.

-- Janice

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ellen35

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#11 posted 12-14-2010 01:48 AM

Kelly,
Nice work… very creative and recycled wood too!

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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MayflowerDescendant

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#12 posted 12-14-2010 02:52 AM

Kelly … What a great piece. I love your creativity. Keep cranking out the projects …

-- Glen - Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#13 posted 12-14-2010 03:19 AM

Toilet paper and magazines? Looks like a fireworks box for the 4th to me :-)) Nice one.

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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lightweightladylefty

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#14 posted 12-14-2010 04:52 AM

Kelly,

It seems you’ve really conquered the technique for aging things. Just avoid using it on yourself ;-)

L/W

-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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learnin2do

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#15 posted 12-14-2010 04:52 AM

You have a lot of patience to paint that! It looks fantastic! Boxes are ALWAYS useful!

-- christine

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