A Stenciled Rustic Tool Box For My Vintage Garden Tool Collection

May 10, 2021

Photo of a rustic wooden toolbox
I found this old, rustic, wooden toolbox at an antique shop.  It is missing a handle, but I love the rustic metal strip on each end.

I thought it would make a perfect display piece for my vintage garden tools.

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Photo of a rustic wooden toolbox
This is the front view of the toolbox.

I will not be painting it, as the patina is already great.

Photo of a garden tools stencil
But, I will be stenciling it with a new GARDEN TOOLS stencil from Old Sign Stencils.

Photo ideas for stencil variations of a garden tools stencil
As always, the summer garden stencils can be mixed with other stencils to create many more variations.

Photo of a garden tools stencil
The garden tools stencil will work perfectly on my toolbox.

All pricing and shipping amounts on the website are stated in Canadian funds, and will be converted to US funds.

*Old Sign Stencils has provided me with complimentary samples. All opinions about these fabulous stencils are my own.

Photo of garden tools stencil taped to the front of a toolbox
I taped the bottom portion of the stencil on the front side of the toolbox and taped it down with blue painter's tape.  Make sure to center your stencil with a ruler for best results.

I swirled and pounced on the stencil using Dixie Belle Chalk Finish Paint in Drop Cloth.

Photo of stenciled Garden Tools Toolbox filled with vintage garden tools
I stenciled both toolbox ends with the wheelbarrow graphic and the word "garden".

Photo of a vintage toolbox stenciled with a garden tools stencil and filled with garden tools
I wiped Fusion Mineral Paint Hemp Oil Wood Finish  on the sides of the toolbox and the stencils to seal and protect them.

Photo of vintage garden tools in a toolbox
I also wiped my vintage garden hand tools down with the Hemp Oil and a rag. 

I seldom use these tools, but I like to display and collect them. I placed two old enamelware coffeepots and a galvanized pot inside the toolbox to hold the tools.

Photo of vintage garden tools in stenciled rustic toolbox
I love this new stencil!

Photo of vintage toolbox with garden tools stencil and filled with vintage tools
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Thanks for reading my blog, Carlene

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