Friday's Find: Junk-tastic Toolboxes!

Thank God it's thrifty Friday, Friends! Here's my favorite find this week, all decked out for the Fourth of July! Come see what else I found...

Repurposed toolbox planter

You may remember I often start in the garage, at estate sales and that is exactly where I found these fabulous old toolboxes. They were stacked on the floor and I couldn't grab them quick enough.  I love the color and even the homemade labels. They make perfectly junk-tastic planters and who knows, maybe eventually I'll use them for storing tools of some sort ;)  Which do you like better? 

Repurposed toolbox planters

One of my favorite neighborhood nurseries is going out of business--boo! They were pretty picked thru by the time I got by but I found a few things for the garden for 75% off. I can always use more seeds and love it when I can stock up on practical finds like the garden hooks and mosquito dunks. How cute is that rustic birdhouse?

Clearance garden finds

Last but not least, one of my favorite things to find on clearance--flowers! I rarely shop what I refer to as the dreaded W**mart, but alas sometimes I must. The one in my small town stays so crowded that I often wait longer in line than it took me to shop and customer service is nonexistent. However, I found these clearance petunias there half price!

Half price petunias

I'm so glad you stopped by today...

Garden goodies

...until next time, happy hunting!

Would you like to comment?

  1. Love that toolbox! I need a few flowers and might have to go to the dreaded Wm also. Sales make me happy! Love your finds.


  2. I just love toolboxes and have been collecting them for awhile but I don't have any turquoise ones!!!! What a find for you! I have used them for planters which is just too cute.

  3. I love your old tool boxes for flower pots. I'll bet that your garden is amazing. Hugs, Jo

  4. I'm always sorry to see yet another person casting stones at WalMart. Is there some sort of snobby society that requires this kind of dispersion in order to gain entry into a very rarified setting where people sit in comfy wingback chairs, sip brandy from snifters and look down their noses at those of us who find WalMart a good place for good prices. If so, I'm quite happy to be yet another person you can turn your nose up at.

    1. Good morning! While I usually respond to comments via email, I wanted to respond your comment in case I have offended any one else! Perhaps I should have mentioned that Walmart used to be my favorite store before Sam Walton passed. When my children were growing up, we shopped there weekly. However, since then, I have known people who were employed by Walmart who were not treated well. As I mentioned in my post, my complaint with my local store is poor customer service and long lines with usually only 3-4 registers out of 30 open. I am sure there are probably stores with excellent customer service. As someone who buys 90% of my home decor at thrift stores and weekly shares my bargains with readers, I can assure you that it was honestly not my intention to look down my nose at anyone and I apologize if it sounded that way.

  5. I love old vintage chippy toolboxes. My biggest regret in thirfting is passing up an old fishing tackle box. I went back the next morning and alas it was gone.

  6. Perfect decor for July and the 4th. Tool boxes are a great color and I love them with the plants ... and yes, that is such a cute birdhouse.

  7. Hi Cecila...Love your Tool boxes...great find and love how you planted and decorated in them! Great 4th of July decorating idea. Hugs, Tammy

  8. The tool boxes look so neat with all of the colorful blooms! Enjoy your day! Hugs, Diane

  9. Oh my, oh my, oh my! The tool box with flowers is absolutely darling! You never cease to amaze me with your wonderful ideas. I am so glad you share your loveliness with Roses of Inspiration. Enjoy your week! Hugs!

  10. such a clever idea!! i look at everything differently now....that the world of blogging has added a ton of ideas into my already cluttered little head!!!

  11. I love your toolboxes and would have grabbed them in an instant. Your yard sale strategy is the same as mine...head for the garage first. Thanks so much for sharing at Vintage Inspiration Party.

  12. I love old tool boxes and have a few. Love yours all decked out for summer! Great color!! Thanks for sharing with SYC.


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