Breakfast Room Fall Addition

10.23.2011

I have finally finished filling my tool caddy that I found at Scott's Antique Mall a couple of weeks ago. At first I wasn't sure anything was going to fit in it because of the handle being in the way. We were able to remove it though so I could fill it up with fall goodies.


I used everything I had and added some new rust colored raffia.

The large grey pumpkin is one of the chalk paint victims that I told you I had painted a couple of weeks ago along with the blue ones in the dining room. I used French Linen. The same color as the bench.

The green colored one was created using Chateau Gray and some gold craft paint .

This gourd got Paris Gray and some Old White dry brushed over it.


 I just stuffed in pods and leaves and other fruits.

The stem was broken on the larger pumpkin so I just stuffed two decorative branches in the hole.

I set my heavy clay squirrel on a new tea towel with a cute squirrel on it. I will share more about the tea towel in a future review post.


I am sure I will change this tool caddy up many times and use it in different places.

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46 comments:

  1. I have a tool caddy like this in the backyard... I painted it pink (years ago) when I was in my "pink" phase... I really need to strip it and use it. Love what you did with yours!! Very clever!

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  2. That's adorable! I have been looking for a cool old tool caddy too, coming up with NADA!

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  3. I like the seasonal display in the caddy~it looks great, but what happened to the dough bowl? I loved that too! I got a double decker tool caddy and have it filled with my garden tools and gloves right by the front door so I can grab it and go.

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  4. Looks wonderful with all the pumpkins and gourds. Love the use of the pods too. I think the rafia adds a lot, I need to remember to hunt for different colors. Hugs, Marty

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  5. So cute. and what a great vessel - you'll definitely be loving it every season. Thanks for sharing! liz

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  6. Looks great Kim and I love those painted pumpkins! Martina

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  7. Tool caddy looks great! Too bad that you are so far away. I used to make them and sell them at craft shows. I still have a few under the stairs.

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  8. Really attractive! (Don't know that it would have "dawned" on me to remove the handle!)

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  9. It looks great, Kim. I love the rustic look of the wood with all the goodies inside. You will have fun with that container at Christmas, too! Linda

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  10. Love it! I love how you painted the pumpkins soft colors. The whole arrangement is wonderful.

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  11. I love your arrangement! Thank you for all the beautiful pictures from your trip. It's such a gorgeous part of the country. I don't really understand the whole " followe" thing about blogs, and I read my blogs through an app on my iPad, but I finally joined yours! I felt guilty reading it and you not getting whatever benefit you earn by my doing so. Is anyone else on this planet as dumb as me? Any hoo, love your blog!

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  12. Where there's a will there's a way! That was a good idea to remove the handle if you were having trouble using it the way you wanted. I love it filled with seasonal items as a centerpiece. That is one of those items you'll use again and again in different ways.

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  13. Love the look Kim. tool trays bring back great memories for me. Not sure what my great grandfather would say if he saw one with decor in it:)

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  14. Oh it looks great, Kim! I think it would look really cool with some heavy rope knotted as a kind of "handle" in each hole, too. It is perfect and you did a wonderful job filling it! xo Diana

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  15. The rope handle is a neat idea!!...

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  16. It looks wonderful, Kim! Perfect for your table {or a countertop or a foyer chest}. Great idea to remove the handle. Now you can use it and decorate with it without worrying if something will fit.

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  17. I just bought a big tool caddy last week. Not overly in love with the color of it though, it's not at all rustic. I think if I beat on it a bit and then painted it it my look better. Yours is awesome!

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  18. This is so perfect. Love all the fall colors and those painted pumpkins. I am knee deep in a painting project this weekend but with a bookshelf.

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  19. I want one of these so bad...that and a dough bowl. It looks great and you found the perfect place...until you find the next perfect place!

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  20. It looks wonderful Kim! I love that you painted your pumpkins and gourds. Great idea!

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  21. Hi Kimmie! I've missed you and found your pretty face over at Penny's blog. How nice you two got together.
    Now I love your caddy all filled up with fallness!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  22. Kim, too bad about having to take the handle off, but it works and looks great, Maybe Mr. Savvy could make your a 'tall' handle, but I like it without. Your arrangement looks really good too. I got out the paint today, haven't finished everythng yet. We'll see how things turn out before I post anything. LOL

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  23. Love the tool caddy what a great idea! I like it without the handle actually:) I love all the fall colors you added to it as well. Great fall decor!!

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  24. Hi Kim,

    Love those painted pumpkins! They look great in this arrangement. Your choice of colour is perfect...
    The tool caddy is a nice rustic piece, for the top of the table!
    It will be fun at Christmas too!


    All the Best,
    Christine

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  25. Love your tool caddy as a fall centerpiece. I found a large one in my area and am planning to use it on front porch with flowers in it!

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  26. Very nice I really like the use of a caddy. What a great idea.

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  27. The tool caddy is perfect for your fall decor. Looks very cozy and I love the colors.

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  28. Such a great idea to use the tool caddy!
    Your gray "punkins" are too cute.

    So pretty on your table.

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  29. That's awesome, great touch!

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  30. Kim, I love what you did with this caddy! The painted pumpkins and gourds are just lovely, and fit in so well with your decor! Love the mix of elements that you used! Just gorgeous!

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  31. What a cute little caddy and it looks great decorated for fall. I love the touch of rafia you added. Have a wonderful week, Patty

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  32. That's a great size tool caddy- it will be a really versatile piece! I love the idea of painting the gourds and pumpkins...I've never tried that before!

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  33. Very beautiful. I wish I could find a caddy like that. I keep looking and hoping one will come along. As always you inspire. Thank you, Karie

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  34. Beautiful autumn colors and the squirrel is on the table to.

    Elna

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  35. What a beautiful autumn arrangement! You are always so creative. Love your squirrel! We have lots of squirrels in our garden at the moments. I think they have all come out of hibernation as we are going into summer here in South Africa. Have a lovely week. x Sharon

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  36. Looks beautiful, Kim! Your table is the perfect spot for it, too ... love all of the Fall goodness tucked in it!

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  37. That is going to be so fun to fill all year long.

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  38. I love the old tool box, I think my Daddy had one of those and was replaced by a metal one at some place in time. Your certainly did right by it with the beautiful Fall arrangement. Looks great on your kitchen table.
    Have a great week Kim.......

    ~Emily
    The French Hutch

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  39. I just sold my caddy at the shop and now, after seeing your gorgeous display, am regretting it. However, have a cool old green box that I will have to do up with fall decor.

    xxoo

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  40. The tool caddy looks terrific! Love how you painted the pumpkins and gourd too. My Joe has an old tool caddy downstairs, I am thinking I will do something like this for Christmas! XO, pinky

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  41. Your tool caddy is perfect for your fall display!

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  42. I love It! You did a great job with the tool caddy! Thanks for sharing,JoAnn

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  43. It is just beautiful, Kim...I wish I could have you to my house for a couple days...bet you could whip mine into shape in nothing flat. You are so good...you should be an interior designer...WAIT...you ARE an interior designer...don't hafta have a degree in something to be this good. :))

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  44. Your caddy is just darling!

    Hugs,
    Susan and Bentley

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  45. Wow! TY a mill for sharing. I have similar tool trolley and I can use that next time.

    Happy TTT...

    Greetings from a chilly Stockholm,
    /chie

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  46. I sincerely love your blog. I wish that I could afford to decorate this way.. maybe one day. ;)

    ~Mel

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