New DIY Farmhouse Wooden Tote with Vintage Sign Stencils by Knick of Time

New DIY Farmhouse Wooden Tote

Farmhouse Bread Board Wooden Kitchen Tote with Paper Towel Holder -

I may not have my finger on the pulse of every bit of news going on in the world, but there are some things I think the world is entitled to know about…

Like if a volcano is about to erupt down the road from me, I expect someone to knock on my door and tell me to get my family and run for my life…. am I right?

Okay, I’m not sure a volcano has ever erupted in Illinois, but you get the idea.

Well, I feel incredibly peeved that someone failed to inform me about a little tidbit of information I think I was entitled to know about.


You know – the rectangle shaped pieces of wood with a handle on them?

kot breadboards

If you’ve tried finding a brand new bread board in the stores lately, I’m sure you are as peeved as I am, because they are impossible to find.

Oh, you can find cutting boards made out of wood…

   but they don’t have a handle on them.

And you can find cutting boards made out of glass…

     but they don’t have a handle on them.

And you can find cutting boards with holes to put your thumb in…

 but, that’s not a handle.

Seriously, where did all the regular, old style breadboards go?

I think the world should have been informed that they were going to be removed from all store shelves, before “they” just up and did it.

     Am I right?

Well, I’ve been wanting to build a new wooden tote for awhile, but there are so many tutorials already out there, so I put on my thinking cap to come up with something unique with a farmhouse personality, and here’s what I came up with…

Farmhouse DIY Bread Board Wooden Tote - Knick of Time

I teamed up with my hubby on this project, and even though it isn’t perfect from a woodworker’s standard, I love how it turned out.

Each side has a different stenciled text on it.

I used the Flour stencil for one end and one side and the Pie stencil for the other end and side.  Both stencils are available HERE.

If you’d like to make your own tote with breadboard sides and a built-in paper towel holder, the full tutorial is HERE.

This farmhouse wooden tote has bread board shaped sides and a built in paper towel holder! -

This tote is available in my online shop HERE.

New DIY Farmhouse Wooden Tote -

Viya con Dios,


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  1. I love it, Angie…and the paper towel holder is great!

  2. I might have all the cutting boards with the handles over here… I snatch them up whenever I can 🙂 I LOVE what you did with this crate and I can’t wait to see the tutorial. Nice job! Stop over and see one of your signs on my Lazy Susan today 🙂

  3. Cindy Oliver says

    This a darling repurpose. *Idea! You love pallet “art”. How about using a narrower slat on 1 (or both) sides? This a fantastic carry all for salt, pepper etc for summer al fresco dining.
    Love it!

  4. Wow! Good job! I love this. I also noticed that you have your Blue Bird flour sack in the background. I know exactly the place where you purchased this. It’s about 30 miles from my home! The Native Americans use this brand, (and ONLY this brand) of flour to make their “fry bread”. 😉
    I love your blog and your amazing creativity. It has really inspired me.Keep up the good work and..

    Vaya Con Dios! 🙂

  5. Annette McPeake says

    I just love your wooden tote box, especially the handle. One can never have too many wooden chopping boards; glass or plastic ones just don’t feel or look quite right. I noticed your wooden rolling pin in your photo, I inherited my mothers, and recently my mother-in-law gave me hers. When I use them, it makes me think of the special women whose hands worked them, pushing and rolling, before they were passed onto me. The handles seem to hold my hands. Such a lovely way to connect with these lovely ladies.

  6. Marlene Stephenson says

    Really cute Angie and I never look for breadboard in the store cause, they are so easy to find at estate sales.

  7. That is a seriously sweet farmhouse tote – my favorite so far (pinning). Love that it was made with impossible to find breadboards but especially that it holds paper towels! You rocked this one Angie!

  8. I would love to have the tool box sitting on my kitchen cabinet right now. I just love it.
    I see your getting some use out of the sack of flour that you just couldn’t resist. Love it !!!

  9. This is such a unique idea. It is a great looking farmhouse item that has an actual purpose. (And I’m happy to hear that I’m not the only one having trouble searching for breadboards!)

  10. Hi Angie .. that’s idea really brilliant, love it 🙂


    I think what you made with your breadboards, Angie, is absolutely genius and I can’t wait for the tutorial. But I have to disagree with your comment about this style of breadboard having “disappeared. I did a very simplistic Google search for “wooden breadboards with handles” and came up with multiple websites (some with retail stores as well) where this style of breadboard is available in a broad range of price points from nearly $40.00 all the way down to $3.43 each!! Albeit, to achieve the charm of your tote, one would need to age any new breadboards but they are definitely available out there if you look. Having said that, I love your website – you have a great imagination and I look forward to anything you post on Hometalk.

    • Believe me, Allyson, we did search to see if we could find handled bread boards in the style we wanted, but either the prices were to high, or the design was wrong, so cutting them out ourselves was our only option. I checked every local store near me, and none could be found. Oh well, we do love the design we came up with. Thanks so much for your sweet comment!

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