5 Alternative Uses for a Toolbox

5 Alternative Uses for a Toolbox

Sarah Coffey
Feb 25, 2010

We love our old toolbox, which we've had since high school. It still holds our hammer, nails, screwdriver, and all those other good basic tools that everyone uses at home. But if we were to buy a new toolbox, we'd go for a vintage one and repurpose it for another use around the house.

  1. A vintage toolbox on an entryway table makes a great catch-all for keys, sunglasses, and loose change.
  2. An open, craftsman-style, carry-all toolbox can be repurposed as a magazine holder. The handle also makes it an easy-to-move organizer.
  3. A bait-and-tackle style toolbox can double as a jewelry box. The small compartments are just the right size for earrings and rings, while the longer, larger compartments work well for necklaces.
  4. A small, run-of-the-mill toolbox is the perfect length and depth to hide remote controls. If you've got a lot of remotes, look for one with divider trays.
  5. A metal, multi-drawer tool organizer can be a useful in the kitchen as a spice rack. If you find one with long, narrow drawers, you can repurpose it as a silverware caddy.

Vintage Metal Miner's Box from Factory 20
Vintage Craftsman Carry-All Toolbox from Factory 20
Vintage Tackle Tool Box from Etsy
Vintage Red Metal Toolbox from Etsy
Vintage Metal Tool Organizer from Etsy

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