Simple Tool Caddy Makeover and an Awesome Giveaway!

Hi Friends! I am so excited to be part of an awesome giveaway today, but first I have a quick makeover to share! Last summer I went to my first blogging conference. I roomed with my good friend, Nancy from Artsy Chicks Rule. You can read all about it here.

We were given all kinds of fun DIY goodies, including this kit from The Home Depot:


It was a kit to build this:


I’m not sure if they actually sell these at your Home Depot store, but you can buy similar kits from them online here. Putting it together only took a few minutes.

It was fun to play around with it…here’s how it ended up:

Simple Tool Caddy Makeover

I painted it in Duck Egg Blue, then dry-brushed it with white and graphite, followed by a coat of clear wax. The piece on the front is part of an old fence picket that I dry brushed.

Simple Tool Caddy Makeover

The knob is from Hobby Lobby as is the metal plate behind it.

Simple Tool Caddy Makeover


Simple Tool Caddy Makeover

It’s a very simple update, but it turned out pretty cute and there are so many uses for a simple caddy like this. It sold the day after I dropped it off at my booth.

Simple Tool Caddy Makeover

You can see how my friend, Nancy transformed hers here! 🙂

Now for the FUN giveaway!

The very talented Larissa from Prodigal Pieces is celebrating her blogging anniversary by giving away this beautiful shabby desk and chair set:
Blogiversary giveaway for Prodigal Pieces

Seriously…it will be delivered right to your door!

Several of her blogging buddies are here to help celebrate by sharing this awesome giveaway with her! This giveaway will run through midnight on Sunday, May 17th, and is open to US residents only.  The winner will be announced Monday, May 18th.

To enter, just follow the tasks below. There are several chances to enter!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Good luck and have a great day, my friends!




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  1. ColleenB. ~ Texas says

    The desk and chair is gorgeous.
    Thank you for this great giveaway opportunity

  2. SANDY HOLLY says


  3. Lisa cooper says

    I love the reupholstered headboard!

  4. This is so cute! Honestly I was having doubts that I was going to be in love with this piece just because it’s not really something I thought I would ever pick out but WOW! This looks great:) I absolutely LOVE what you did with it! You go girlie:)

  5. Trust you Christy to come up with a way to glam a simple tool box – so pretty! I could see it filled with pretty hydrangeas in colored mason jars. Wow, that is one generous giveaway Larissa is offering!

  6. I love your make overs! March was super fun and ambitious of you! Keep up the great work!

  7. WOW what an awesome give-away! I can’t believe it. Thanks so much for this. I hope I win!!!

  8. I love the duck egg blue. Very well done!

  9. Absolutely LOVE the projects you make! So excited to try my hand at chalk paint.

  10. Karen Baumgardner says

    Another super cute makeover on the tool caddy! You’ve inspired me to take a look at a lot of old things I have awaiting finishing and get them done. Love the colors you work with! Thanks for the great giveaway opportunity.

  11. You are such an inspiration! I love seeing what you do!

  12. Oh cute! Love what you did with yours! 🙂 And thanks for the shout out!
    and….wow, what an awesome giveaway Larissa is doing! 🙂


  13. diane westbrook says

    Hi! I came to search out your directions to make cushion covers and found this wonderful giveaway! wow…and delivered directly to my door! I use a table for a desk so a desk of my own would really be appreciated. I also found several new blogs to peek at…and the caddy is wonderful…I can only hope that Home Depot has them for sale…

    • I’m so glad you were pleasantly surprised when you visited! Larissa is awesome to be giving away such a generous prize and you can’t beat delivery right to your door! XO

  14. Amazing what some paint and good taste will do! I’m very impressed!

  15. You made that tool caddy look terrific! I”ll bet it will be gone the next time you swing by your booth.

  16. Love all of your projects always turn out great!!!! Keep up the good work, always inspiring. The desk is wonderful how great it would be to win!

  17. How i just adore the tool caddy makeover!! The color paint is SO WONDERFUL, and I’m glad you told us the name of it! Love the know + fence on the front as well!!! TFS!!!

  18. Stefanie Gladden says

    I love the Vintage Hollywood Regency Style Burwood Products Wall Mirror with Ornate Frame, Candle Sconces, and Shelf

  19. Maggie M says

    Love the desk and chair! Many thanks for the giveaway-would love to win!!

  20. Teresa C. says


  21. Your tool caddy makeover is the best…love it!!

  22. Love your toolbox and what you did to it! I can see why it sold so fast!
    Love, love, love that desk!! What a great give away, would love to win this, thank you!

  23. Natalie Brown says

    My favorite piece of hers is the dresser with mirror. So pretty & feminine. Thank-you. 🙂

  24. margaret peg m says

    hi, i love all the vintage and antique pieces, especially the ‘custom-handcrafted-farmhouse bench w/ storage’.

  25. Brandi Bryant says

    I love the shelf. Thanks for the giveaway.

  26. How cute is this…great giveaway!!!

  27. I love the caddy you is so cute and many uses for it through out the year..I love the give away as well..Thank-You Linda