(made from driftwood from our beach!)
I don't care what people call these, but I call them a "tote". For years I have purchased every old tote I could find at garage sales. Hint: These are usually found in the garage, with rusty and junky "man" stuff! I bring the home and paint them white and store all my "girl" stuff in them, such as tulle, tags and trims!
(my tulle tote)Back to the sewing room....
(tote for glues on back of sewing table)
On all the totes I made for the Fair I painted a strip of chalkboard paint on the front, and included some chalk for the buyers. For the rustic wedding tote I'm giving to the bride she can hand write whatever she wishes, "Cards", "Best Wishes for the Mr. and Mrs.", "Love Notes",etc. It will be a lovely addition to her rustic style wedding.
Then just today I saw on Funky Junk Interior's blog a post about making totes! So guess what? Now I don't have to show and tell you how I make totes! Funky Junk has a guest poster, Julie from "Follow Your Heart Woodworking", who tells how to make the tool boxes (totes--whatever!) Her method is pretty much the same as mine! The only thing is I'm pretty lazy in the shop, taking short-cuts when I can, so I use a nail gun with small sized nails to speed up the process. Also, I use wood glue when I put them together, before nailing.
But check it out here, "Let's build a tool box!". Or, if you wait long enough, someday I may add totes (tool boxes) to my Etsy store!
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