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Transform Your Old Toolbox With These Clever Upgrade Ideas
Toolboxes have small drawers, removable trays, and divisions for tools, screws, and tape measures that could store your makeup brushes, eyeshadows, and lipsticks instead.
Remove all trays from your old toolbox, fill it with soil, and plant some flowers, herbs, or vegetables. You can also drill some drainage holes in the bottom and paint it.
The shallow drawers used to store wrenches, pliers, and clamps limit the ways a toolbox can be repurposed; however, it’s perfect as a countertop organizer for silverware.
Use the shallow drawers to separate forks, knives, and spoons, and stow away other dining accessories like placemats and napkin rings in the remaining space.
Light Fixture
For this DIY, grab a saw, drill, mounting screws, a plastic sheet, and wall sconce. Cut out the bottom of the toolbox, and make a hole in the back to insert a light.
Drill holes in the back to mount it, then cover the bottom with the plastic. Thread the light fixture through the back, and your toolbox is now a custom garage workstation light.
Entryway Table
Use a big toolbox as an entryway table by adding legs and removing handles. Put spare keys and garage remotes in the drawers and keys, wallet, or sunglasses on top.