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Monday, May 13, 2013

Vintage Carpenter Box

I bought this old carpenter box at the auction last week....decided to turn it into a potting box!  I have it right next to the Hoosier Potting bench on the front porch   Here is the link to that post...http://penny-pennystreasures.blogspot.com/2013/05/hoosier-potting-bench.html

It has lots of room to store garden supplies...right now it is full of plants waiting to be planted...
I hung  a mirror over the top of the box..you can see our little cottage trailer in it!

You ask...why does she have so many plants!  Well, we have a big project going on in the back yard...

They are going in the flower "bed"...can't wait to show you when it's all done!
I forgot to take "before" pictures of the carpenter box ....It has 3 small boxes that H has attached to the lid to hold small garden supplies...I'll take a picture when all the plants are out of it!

This is my ticket from the auction...it's #430... carp box $20


I am finally done with the front porch....ready to start in the back yard!






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34 comments:

  1. Penny your porch is looking so cute. I love everything you have done out there. The Hoosier cabinet is so great.
    Kris

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  2. Love that big old box, it would be so fun to decorate around and what a great price that you got it for. Love...love bargains when they come around. Your porch area is very charming, can't wait to see what you're doing to the backyard.
    I've been busy in ours all...day...long trying to beautify some. It's always a work in progress.

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  3. You're creativity is really inspiring me! Love the box! Your porch turned out so beautiful!!!!!

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  4. What a great box and I love that bed. How fun. Thanks for linking up. Hugs, Marty

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  5. Your porch is now officially beautiful - I would love to just sit and read. I am afraid I would quietly take that carpenter's box with me! Now I will not-so-patiently await the "bed" reveal.

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  6. As always, Penny, everything you do looks wonderful. The box is great - love it as a staging area for your flower "bed" plants. Looking forward to seeing that all done.

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  7. Your porch just keeps getting better and better. Love the carpenter box. Your flowers look great in there.
    Have a wonderful week,
    Bev
    @ Eclectic Red Barn

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  8. Penny,
    Love your carpenter's box, especially since I am a carpenter's daughter.
    I can't wait to see your "Bed of Flowers"!! Thanks goodness I waited and did not buy flower this past weekend. We had sheet and snow showers yesterday !! So much that it almost covered the ground!! And the temps. never got out of the 40's! It is supposed to go down into the high 20's this morning. But then it will get warmer so I will be buying my flowers on Thursday morning...

    Hugs,
    Deb

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  9. Only recently found your blog and it is just gorgeous. Your home is amazing!

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  10. Penny I love the mirror and the garden "bed". The porch is darling!

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  11. Love your porch. That carpenterbox is so pretty. Love it all

    Hugs

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  12. Carpenter's Box is perfect for your porch. Penny, it's so interesting how you show your projects and then a little glimpse of the next one coming up.

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  13. Hi Penny, I just love it!! What a great way to use this carpenter box. I have that same Rosemary sign on my potting bench that my son built for me for Christmas several years ago.
    Your porch is so cottage divine. I love it. And, the flower bed is awesome. Always gather great ideas here.
    Have a great day.
    XO Celestina Marie

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  14. Love This. This is just what I would do with it. Love your pictures and post. We linked up with you through BeBetsy.

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  15. Love that carpenter box. What a find and will be good for so many different uses.
    Cindy

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  16. The plants in the new/old box look amazing. Everything is coming together so beautifully. Can't wait to see the finished flower "bed".
    Liz

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  17. That is some great carpenter's box! I think it looks amazing filled with all the potted plants!

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  18. Beautiful!
    We would love it if you would link up at our linky party: Two Girls and a Party Live every Wednesday to Sunday. Hosted by:
    Dana @ This Silly Girl's Life
    Parrish @ Life with the Crust Cut Off
    We hope to see you there!

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  19. I love that you used it as a planter. Thank you for sharing this on Fluster's Creative Muster Party!

    Robin
    Fluster Buster

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  20. Love the transformation from carpenter box to planter!
    Linda
    mysewwhatblog

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  21. Hi Penny, You always show the most beautiful things...Connie

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  22. Your porch is so pretty and I love the new garden box! Thanks for joining Diann and I at TTF!

    Linda

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  23. Love the garden box and what an amazing price! Love the Rosemary sign. Is it vintage? Would love something like that! The box works great for holding your plants. Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  24. Beautiful! HPS :) Greetings from Australia♥ ~Pernilla

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  25. What a wonderful way to use that rustic carpenter's box! Lovely! Thanks for sharing it at the Rock ‘N Share! Have a great weekend! Blessings, D@TheShadyPorch

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  26. Would love to have come over to Fishtail Cottage and share your post at this weeks Garden Party! Hope you are having a lovely weekend! xoxo, tracie

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  27. Hi Penny,

    Your porch is so pretty and I love your new box. I also love your take on a flower "bed". lol Too cute. I have a flower cast iron bath tub. Thanks for joining us this week at Transformed Tuesday.

    Hugs,
    Peggy~PJH Designs

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  28. I want my yard to look just like yours! I don't have any of the things you have but, if I could, it would be just like this!
    HPS,
    Robin

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  29. What a great use for that box! So pretty overflowing with flowers!

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  30. Beautiful!

    Thanks so much for sharing at A Peek Into Paradise TGIF Link Party.

    I hope you will come party with us next week and see if you were featured! http://apeekintomyparadise.blogspot.com/

    Have a great week!

    Hugs! Cathy

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  31. Wow - LOVED this!! Your porch looks fabulous! Thanks for linking up at Romance on a dime!

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  32. This is a treasure - love the look! An amazing deal too - I appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,
    Kathy

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  33. Score!!! Love your carpenter box and you got it at a great price! Looks wonderful full of plants...so many options for how to use it. Thanks so much for sharing at Amaze Me Monday!!!
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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  34. It looks so pretty with all the flowers in it. Thanks for sharing at Silver Pennies Sundays! x

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