Crafter's Tool Chest

Crafter's Tool Chest

I've been working on reorganizing and primping up my craft space a little lately, and I thought I'd share a few photos.  Along with the new table Chris built me, he also gave me this old tool chest we found on the curb a couple years ago. The drawers were all pulled out and scattered when we found it, but once we realized what it was we had to take it with us. It lived in Chris' shop for a while but now I get to enjoy it. Want to look inside?


Crafter's Tool Chest

Most of the drawers all have little cubbies, which is perfect for all the odds and ends that come with being a crafter. The top drawer has some pens, pencils, craft markers, as well as a few sewing and crochet bits.

Crafter's Tool Chest

Next we have my scissors, business cards, labels, and a few other bits and pieces.

Crafter's Tool Chest

My fancy-schmancy colored pencils, paintbrushes, mini pallet, and more have found their home in the third drawer (those are mini canvases on the bottom left).

Crafter's Tool Chest

Crafter's Tool Chest

The fourth drawer didn't have as many dividers, but it was the perfect fit for this vintage muffin tin I've been holding onto (and not using of course). The bottom of the tin is actually a gorgeous bright orange, but I think it looks even prettier with all my little trinkets in the spaces. I especially like my old wooden needle kits next to the twine--not something you really see anymore.

Crafter's Tool Chest

And a few other larger items in the bottom drawer.

Crafter's Tool Chest

Crafter's Tool Chest

Right now my crafter's tool chest is sitting on top of an unused side table next to my craft tables, and so far I think it's here to stay. The top has a metal tag that suggests it was originally used as some sort of military tool kit, which makes it even more amazing to think about how it ended up here. I love old pieces with good stories in their bones.

What would you (or do you) keep in your own crafter's tool chest?
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