I don't care how new your house may be,
the day will come that it will need some sort of repair.
Illustrated book cover, "Your Dream Home, How To Build It For Less" By Hubbard Cobb, Sigman - Ward Illustrators, 1950.
Now my home is no spring chicken, but it really isn't an antique gem either. Let's put it this way, if I were to list it on etsy it could be found in the vintage section. Like many vintage items, from time to time it has condition issues that require a handy man. As luck would have it I happened to marry a pretty good one!
Not my tool box, but another fantastic vintage tool box found in Turtles Creek Originals etsy shop.
Fact: The hubby's nick name in college was "Toolbox".
This is too funny. Vintage "Tool" belt buckle from Shabylull Island on etsy. It would be a great gift for someone with a hearty sense of humor, or for someone who may take pride in this title.
Just because he has a lot of tools, it doesn't mean that he is one. He is a very good boy.
See he's laughing. Image from Better Homes & Gardens Handyman's Book.
I am always in awe of the types of things he is able to fix and update around the house. On the flip side, I am also in awe of the amount of time it tends to take to complete said projects. We are not talking months folks, we are talking years...but when the projects are complete, wow are they awesome!
(I really shouldn't complain though, I can't do this kind of stuff. It would be a disaster.)
Even kids can do it...why can't I use the tools. This awesome vintage child's tool set and box was found in Flat Tire Vintage's etsy shop. You need to read the seller's description of this listing. This set has a great back story.
These picks may not be the first ones you grab for when attempting a home repair, but what they lack in functionality they make up for in character and would be unique pieces of decor in your home!
Vintage hand drill from suesuegonzalas's etsy shop.
I love the color and look of this but can only imagine trying to get the hubby to complete a project using something like this. Electricity is awesome.
Lovely vintage screwdriver from AlicesLookingGlass on etsy.
Can a screwdriver be pretty? This one is.
I am picturing the hubby's eyes rolling out of his head as he reads this.
Vintage wood handle saw in from lost to found's shop.
I saw this and thought it was too cool. And I just saw your eyes rolling...
What's this? Get your own mystery tool and stump your pals.
This great looking vintage wood mallet from Moxi Thrift on etsy.
Currently on our home's repair list...