Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Turquoise Tote

I have shown some of these tool boxes/ totes before, but had to show off this one because I really liked how it turned out.
I used some reclaimed oak flooring (I think that is what it is)--putting the grooved part to the outside. 
The first thing you need to do when building this is decide what you are going to use as a handle because this will determine the size of your tote.  Mine is from a broken mirror harp.
Cut a piece of wood the same length as the handle for the bottom.  Cut two pieces for the sides the length of the bottom PLUS the width of the wood x 2.  For example, if your handle and bottom are 22" long and your wood is 3/4" thick, cut the 2 side pieces 23 1/2" long.

For the end pieces cut whatever height you want the box to be.  I usually like them fairly tall so wine bottles fit nicely in the tote.
Screw the side pieces to the end pieces and then the bottom piece will fit up inside--screw it in place.  Add the handle and paint as you like.  This one has my "accidental" finish--the color scheme I discovered by accident.  Red, bright green, and then turquoise with stain applied over the top and just stain on the inside.
Wouldn't this be welcoming in a guest room--an extra blanket, magazines, and a bottle of wine.

11 comments:

  1. Never gonna throw away an old handle I don't know what to do with again!! Lol. Tote is adorable by the way.

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  2. It's a really good idea... I love turquoise by the way.

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  3. Beautiful color Becky! ... pinned!
    Susan

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  4. I personally LOVE all totes like this... but I have yet to sell a single one. :(

    I'll be taking some very similar that I made last year to my annual show again this year, and hopefully someone will find them as charming as we do!

    love the color Becky!

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  5. I love these totes. We have a few that my Hubby's Stepdad made for us. They are so handy for so many things. I like yours a lot. Blessings to you, T

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  6. i love totes,, of any kind.. and this one has your signature look to it for sure. Love it!

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  7. I love tool totes too and Debilou is right, it does carry your signature look . . . which I also love. Have a wonderful weekend Becky.
    Blessings,
    Patti

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  8. I absolutely love this! Bonus its my favorite color, thanks for posting!!


    Ann @the rustic redhead

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  9. I absolutely love this! Bonus its my favorite color, thanks for posting!!


    Ann @the rustic redhead

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  10. I absolutely love this! Bonus its my favorite color, thanks for posting!!


    Ann @the rustic redhead

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  11. Hi, thanks for this wonderful post! awsome tools!
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