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I Just Couldn't Wait for Santa....AKA: My Very First Tool Chest

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by hotrodladycrusr, Dec 16, 2005.

  1. hotrodladycrusr
    Joined: Sep 20, 2002
    Posts: 20,746


    So, I'm at Sears, in the tool department, making a list for Santa of stuff I need, (he said I've been a good girl ;) ) and low and behold I stumble across a red (my favorite color) Craftsman tool chest in the clearance section! Holy Smokes, it's just want I've always wanted and it's HALF of what the normal going rate is for that exact model:eek: and it only has a couple of scratches on the top, no dings or dents.

    I can't believe my luck. I was planning on putting one on my list for Santa this year anyway. I've always wanted one but just kept putting it off and basicly getting by in the garage with the drawers in my work bench. Man o man, this is too good a deal to take the chance that Santa would be able to stop what he's doing in his workshop and get down here quick enough to pick it up. Ok, decision made, it's going home with me right now.:D Yep, it's a special day when someone gets their first Craftsman tool chest.

    Paid for it, wheeled it out, stuck it in the trunk of my getto cruiser Town Car (yep, the whole thing fit in it) and proceeded home. On the way home though crazy thoughts were spinning in my head. This is WAY TOO NICE for the garage.:D Maybe I'll see how it would look in my kitchen in place of my microwave stand.:eek:

    Well, looks pretty good to me:D

    Yep, plenty of room for all the "stuff" that was in/on my old stand

    Even had room for the "house tools" which were in a draw in my desk

    :rolleyes: I think I'm going to paint my cupboards red now....with long stainless handles....and perhaps paint my walls "shop grey"......I do love diamond plate........and black and white checked floors are cool......yep, watched too much monster house when it was on.:rolleyes:

    Here's to hoping each and every one of you get exactly what your wishing for for Christmas along with remembering the reason for the season. Happy Holidays to you and yours. xoxoxoo

    Oh yeah, forgot to mention the mailbox on top is actually my breadbox.:D Handmade by Brickster and it's my favorite kitchen accessory.
  2. I get in trouble not waiting for Santa. But a sweet deal is hard pass up. Good for you Denise!
  3. Kitchen tools:D
  4. I loooove what you've done to the place, dahlin'

    Yep, you're a hotrodder, all right.

    Merry Christmas from Memphis.
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  5. mazdaslam
    Joined: Sep 9, 2004
    Posts: 2,525


    Congrats!!!!.....Thats a good looking box you got box I mean.
  6. Tony
    Joined: Dec 3, 2002
    Posts: 7,350


    Denise thats too cool!
    A tool chest in the kitchen!!
    now THATS creative decorating!

    Happy Holiday's to you too..
  7. Thirtycoup
    Joined: Jul 21, 2002
    Posts: 1,198


    hey! cool idea denise...get a microwave and mailbox in the same unit so you bake 'em and ship 'em all at the same time! only you would think that up....mike
    p.s. box looks awesome! merry christmas!
  8. jalopy43
    Joined: Jan 12, 2002
    Posts: 3,085

    Member Emeritus

    I love your breadbox,and your chest!:eek: Merry Christmas,Denise. Sparky
  9. Now you have to buy another one for the garage. :D

    Then learn how to Pinstripe it.
  10. Fat Hack
    Joined: Nov 30, 2002
    Posts: 7,709

    Fat Hack
    from Detroit

    HA HA HA HA HA!!!!!

    Oh, Man...thanks for just TOTALLY made my day!!!!:) :D :D

    Just when I thought I'd seen it all...woo hoo hoo!!! Ha Ha Ha!!! That's rich, I love it!

    I couldn't have done better with a PHOTOHACK!!!

    Rock On, Cookie Queen!!!:) :cool:
  11. shoebox72
    Joined: Jan 24, 2003
    Posts: 1,491


    Thanks for shiwng us your chest,,uh tool box. You got style. My GF never sees things my way. HAHA. I suppose you make meatloaf & birthday cakes in valvecovers too.Right???? :D

  12. 4woody
    Joined: Sep 4, 2002
    Posts: 2,100


    Whoda thunk it: a RED toolbox at Sears...
  13. primer
    Joined: Apr 29, 2005
    Posts: 399

    from clio mich

    nice chest and drawers :p just kiddin looks cool :D
    Joined: Aug 29, 2004
    Posts: 389


    ahhh shucks he beat me too the punch
  15. The tools that make those AWESOME cookies deserve to be stored in a nice new Craftsmas tool box. They've earned some serious pampering.

    Merry Christmas from Knoxville.

  16. Littleman
    Joined: Aug 25, 2004
    Posts: 2,619

    Alliance Member
    from OHIO, USA

    Thats great !!!...........I used a bottom box as our baby changing table, untill the wife got nervous that someone would turn us in to child services.......Littleman
  17. shoebox72
    Joined: Jan 24, 2003
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  18. Rand Man
    Joined: Aug 23, 2004
    Posts: 3,477

    Rand Man

    You're my my kninda women.
  19. Crusty Nut
    Joined: Aug 3, 2005
    Posts: 1,834

    Crusty Nut

    A good friend of mine recently became single (good riddens) and now the tool box resides in his kitchen. I almost had my wife talked into the stainless one at costco for our kitchen but it kinda clashed with the vintage stove. The upside is the garage is twice the size of our house, she rocks.:D
  20. i almost killed myself helping my bud pack that freekin stainless one from costco...only to have him put in the kitchen and empty all the drawers into it...but matches all the other stuff in the kitchen:)
  21. 3wLarry
    Joined: Mar 11, 2005
    Posts: 12,804

    Member Emeritus
    from Owasso, Ok

    Have you seen those kits to put on your fridge that makes it look like a rollaway?...really. Looks great kiddo.:D
  22. twofosho
    Joined: Nov 10, 2005
    Posts: 1,153


    I've been tripping over the toolbox(es) :rolleyes:and car parts in my kitchen for years, whole house for that matter. Probably a good thing I live alone, even though my daughter thinks I would better off with someone around, at least a pet of some kind. Hell, I let the neighborhood squirrels live in the attic for years (not since I put a new roof on though) and I don't mind the neighborhood cats coming over as long as they stay outside, what more could she want?
  23. Yo Baby
    Joined: Jul 11, 2004
    Posts: 2,812

    Yo Baby

    I'm glad you got your tool box buuttttt........I'm genuinely impressed with the bread box.That thing is too cool.
    Merry Christmas!:D
  24. The bread box is a story in itself. I'm not sure if she ever posted the story behind it or not.

    I know she will see this and tell you about it. It is sooo awesome.
  25. dvlscoupe
    Joined: Jul 21, 2004
    Posts: 761


    Very nice Denise. congradulations on gettin your first tool box. Maybe the strippers will give it that custom touch when they visit for Auto-rama!
  26. Terry
    Joined: Jul 3, 2002
    Posts: 1,825


    Tina and I use one in our Tear Drop for silverware and so on.

    I think yours looks great where it is!

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    Joined: Feb 28, 2002
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  28. fab32
    Joined: May 14, 2002
    Posts: 13,987

    Member Emeritus

    Now where are you going to put the valve grinder I'm getting you for Christmas. If you say "in the garage" you can't have it.:eek: :D

  29. hatch
    Joined: Nov 20, 2001
    Posts: 3,667

    from house

    Cool stuff maybe santa could bring you a drillpress/mixer!!!!....or how about a nice parts washer/sink???:):)

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