Patriotic BBQ Wooden Tote Upcyled Thrift Store Find

I love red, white, and blue and of course our beautiful American flag – especially during summer.  I upcycled a thrift store find into a Patriotic BBQ Wooden Tote.

As Americans, we celebrate the Fourth of July with family and friends, BBQs, and outdoor fun! 🍧🎆

Here’s how my tote looked when I brought it home from the thrift store.  Plain unfinished wood.

Thrift Store Haul wood tote

After two coats of Dixie Belle’s White Fluff chalk paint, here’s how it looked.

The new Homespun Flag transfer was perfect to make this a patriotic wooden BBQ tote!

Red, white and blue.  Oh yeah!

Patriotic BBQ Wooden Tote by Knick of Time

I used the same blue chalk paste to paint the sides, then let it dry and distressed them.

The chalk paste colors I used were Candy Apple for the stripes and Midnight Sky for the stars and sides.

Potholders come in handy, so I used the Bon Appetit transfer knife and fork that I didn’t use on the Cutting Board Makeover and added them to red and white potholders from Dollar Tree.  They also come in blue and white.

Dollar Tree Potholders with Chalk Couture Bon Appetit knife and fork

I added screws on the ends to hang a spatula and BBQ fork.

Patriotic BBQ Wooden Tote by Knick of Time

My son is in the Army Reserve, so I made it for him.

He loves barbecuing.  We bought him a BBQ grill for his birthday, but in the apartment they lived in they weren’t allowed to use it.

They just moved into a new place, so now they can use it.

I hope this tote comes in handy!


Homespun Flag DIY Patriotic BBQ Wooden Tote by Knick of Time

Here are two July 4th special sales!

Chalk Couture Homespun Flag transfer


Regular price $24.99.  Now only $18 + tax & shipping.

SAVE $6!
Two transfers in one that can be used on so many surfaces.

Here’s how it looks on a 6.5 x 18.5 Box Frame.

Chalk Couture Homespun Flag on box frame

Here’s another special.  The large Freedom transfer is also two transfers on one sheet.

Chalk Couture Freedom transfer

Here’s how it looks on two chalkboards.

Patriotic Chalk Couture Freedom Chalkboard Signs Regular price $39.99.  Now only $29.99 + tax & shipping.

Add on any chalk paste colors for $9.00 each.

SAVE $10!

Let me know if you want either of these deals!

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Vaya con Dios,


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  1. ColleenB.-Tx. says

    cute, cute cute.
    When I first saw your top picture; I thought it was an upside down small child’s bench but works great as a BBQ tote

  2. Ha ha Colleen! Your mind is creative!

  3. Love the tote! Turned out so fun!

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