Farmhouse Kitchen Wooden Tote: New Design

Learn to make a Farmhouse Kitchen Wooden Tote with a built-in paper towel holder with different designs on the front and sides!

My husband and I get quite a few orders for our handmade wooden totes with built-in paper towel holders, so we both got busy working on a new design last week.

First, he cuts the wood pieces.
Making wood totes

After that, I put the design on all of the pieces and let them dry.

The new Chalk Couture catalog came out, so I chose one perfect for a farmhouse kitchen wooden tote.

Pantry's Open Chalk Couture transfer available from Knick of Time

Doing the side pieces first is easier before assembly.

DIY wood kitchen tote

DIY wood kitchen caddy

Next, he uses his Kreg jig (affiliate link) to drill pocket holes in them so the screws are hidden.

DIY Make Your Own Wood Unfinished Tool Box Tote

I do the front design after the tote is assembled.

DIY Kichen Caddy Wood Tote

The last step is staining the whole tote and letting it dry.

Here’s the end result!

It’s available in my Etsy shop HERE.

Farmhouse Kitchen Wooden Pantry Tote

Farmhouse Kitchen Wooden Pantry Tote

Farmhouse Kitchen Wooden Pantry Tote

Supplies I used on this new design:

Chalk Couture Pantry's Open transfer

This transfer has lots of elements that can be used on wood, glass, fabric, and of course, chalkboards.

While I had the supplies out, I decided to make a Board & Pillar Stand sign and a Framed Chalkboard sign too.

The colors I used were Black Velvet, Bright White, and Shimmer Silver.

DIY Chalk Couture Pantry's Open signs Knick of Time

Here’s how they turned out.

DIY Kitchen Pantry Signs

The large sign is available in my Etsy shop HERE.

Here’s another sign that I finished a few days later.  It’s a funny one! It’s available HERE.

Chalk Couture The Dishes Are Looking At Me Dirty Again Farmhouse Kitchen Sign

It was made with the Dirty Dishes transfer on the Odette Frame.

Chalk Couture Dirty Dishes


How to make a Farmhouse Kitchen Wooden Pantry Tote tutorial by Knick of Time

Here’s another even easier project using the In This Kitchen transfer on a Box Frame.  No wood cutting involved.  Super cute and fun!

Vaya con Dios,


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  1. Such a great project, Angie!

  2. Teddee Grace says

    Always good to hear from you! Some cute ideas! Hope you are doing well.

  3. Barbara Warner says

    I absolutely love this tote. My husband has been fussing about our paper towel holder for 10 yrs! While I like it, it is hard to use. This will be ideal. I’m checking with my son to see if he can make it for me. He is a carpenter (of course he can make it!) I love this for utensils, etc. with the paper towel holder handle!

  4. woooww I love the idea!!!!!

  5. This is so cute!! It would be perfect for an outdoor picnic or family gatherings.

  6. Tracy Harry says

    What an awesome idea! I kept looking at the old wooden toolbox looking wood carrier and trying to figure out what cute thing i could do with it. What a great idea!

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