How to Make a Garden Tote

I pulled over to rescue this 80's beauty this weekend 
and you won't believe what it looks like now!
Repurposed Garden Tote with Tools www.homeroad.net

The uses for this tote are endless but the garden is where I'm choosing to use this tote today.

Repurposed Garden Tote with Tools www.homeroad.net

I started out by filling all the holes in the wood where the box was assembled.

Repurposed Garden Tote with Tools www.homeroad.net

I then gave the box a good sanding and a coat of Paris Grey Annie Sloan Chalk Paint then sanded the edges to give it a distressed look.

Repurposed Garden Tote with Tools www.homeroad.net

On one side I added a handle to hang a towel and on the other side of the box I created a canvas pocket and attached it using screws to hold seed packets or papers.

Repurposed Garden Tote with Tools www.homeroad.net

I used an old curtain rod hanger to hold the string on the inside of the tote.

Repurposed Garden Tote with Tools www.homeroad.net

Then added a chalkboard to the side.

Repurposed Garden Tote with Tools www.homeroad.net

The finished tote is so useful in the garden or for crafts, office supplies, knitting, or even in the kitchen.

Repurposed Garden Tote with Tools www.homeroad.net

The 80's never looked so good!

Repurposed Garden Tote with Tools www.homeroad.net

Repurposed Garden Tote with Tools www.homeroad.net



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I am Susan, the author and creator at Homeroad. I am a wife, mother of 4 daughters, and a grandmother of 5 and counting. I am a retired teacher, a DIY blogger and an artist at heart. .