A couple of years ago, I made a simple repurposed clip board for our gardening/work gloves– both of us had a bad habit of flinging them off in the garage and struggling to find them the next time we needed to wear them! And let me tell you- having the clip board has been a life (and glove) saver! So, when I found these outdated bucket sconces at a thrift store, I decided make something similar for my gardening hand tools.
All I needed to do was attach them to something solid that I could hang or lean in our garage. I looked through my stash of reclaimed wood, but none of it stoked my fancy. But when my eyes settled on my collection of thrifted cutting boards, well…you know the drill- it was a done deal. This post contains affiliate links for your crafting convenience.
Of course, I had to make everything a little prettier! First, I started with the cutting board- it was scarred up and stained (not in the good way).
While the chalk paint dried, I turned my attention to the bucket sconces- and in the gardening tools theme, I decided to paint them a fresh, bright green.
Now that the cutting board paint had dried, I sanded it down– I’m still working on my distressing skills, and practice makes kinda-sorta-perfect, right?
I touched the sandpaper to the bucket sconces as well- just the edges this time- and gathered some hardware. The bucket sconces already had pre-drilled holes in the flat back panel, so we just needed to line them up on the cutting board, drill through it, and then secure each sconce in place!
There! A pretty and very functional holder for all of my gardening hand tools- trowels, weed forks, etc.
If I decide to hang it, it’ll be easy enough to drill in some D-hooks…but I may just lean it under the gardening glove clip board. My gardening tools will be ensconced- literally, in sconces! Tee-hee…I love a good punny.
And if you’re looking for more repurposed cutting board ideas, I’ve got you covered!