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The Start of the Kitchen Installation.
Plus a Pink Suede Toolbelt Giveaway!

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I am back from vacation and the actual kitchen installation has begun!

Bad timing.  I should not be trusted with power tools at this particular moment. It appears sometime between Thailand and Canada someone hit me with an elephant tranquilizer.

The time difference between Thailand and Southern Ontario is 12 hours. The resulting jet lag has created a sleep walking accident waiting to happen. Since returning I’ve been told it takes a day per every hour of time difference to adjust back to normal. Symptoms of jet lag include depression, mental confusion, loss of appetite, tiredness at odd times and disturbed sleep.

I don’t think this is true and in fact am working out a fairly in depth algorithm proving it. I do this every evening between 2:30 and 4:30 a.m. when I’m my most alert and awake.

What you’re seeing there behind me is the frame of my  large Martha Stewart pantry.  No doors and definitely no hardware yet but it’s still the most beautiful thing I’ve ever seen.

I’ve chosen the Martha Stewart Oxhill cabinets in “Picket Fence”.  Otherwise known as white.  The Oxhill cabinets are a classic shaker style cabinet.  Which goes perfectly with the classic black and white diamond floor I laid.  Don’t get the wrong idea, the kitchen isn’t going to have a totally classic feel, there will be a lot of Scandinavian and rustic touches.  One day.  In the future.  I’m not sure when.

I’m just glad things are finally moving forward with the help of Grant.

 

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Grant is my neighbour who also happens to be an Ikea kitchen installer.
So if you’re in Southern Ontario and you need an Ikea kitchen installed, Grant’s your guy.

Figuring installing  an Ikea kitchen and a Home Depot Martha Stewart kitchen are pretty similar I gave him a call and hired him for the job.

That’s the number one rule in being a successful DIYer.  Knowing your limitations.  I’m willing to do and try pretty much everything, but I knew this job was tooo big for me.  Walls needed to be replaced, things needed to actually be level, cuts had to be precise  … best to leave that to the professionals.

Plus there’s the whole issue with the elephant tranquilizer.  I’ve never fallen asleep while using a Skillsaw, but I suspect the results would be ugly.

Throughout the next couple of weeks I’ll be keeping you up to date on the successes, failures and things the decorating shows don’t tell you about when it comes to installing a kitchen.

Now onto the real purpose of this post … the giveaway!

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In honour of the pink tool belt sister who has helped immensely with this kitchen renovation, the start of the kitchen installation and the fact that you patiently waited for me to be finished with my vacation, I’m giving away a pink suede tool belt! The exact one you see on me in these pictures.

If you’d like to win, all you have to do is leave a comment telling me what you’d use it for!

Feel free to Pin, Tweet and Facebook this post. All are welcome.

Now you get commenting!  And I’ll get cabineting.

This contest is now closed.


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272 Responses to The Start of the Kitchen Installation.
Plus a Pink Suede Toolbelt Giveaway!

  1. Attygreen13 says:

    Snickers bars … would keep ‘em damn handy while I watch my hubby complete his honey-do list. I get snackish.

  2. Sabrina says:

    Oh, I think I would use it when painting…or maybe cooking…or maybe to hold plastic bags for dog pick up duty during walks? Glad you survived your vacation: those can be tough.

  3. Sarah says:

    Ack! We’re planning a whole whack of projects, so you can be sure that I will send you updates and pics of me wearing the tool belt if I win.

    Not sure in helping my case…

  4. Barbara H. says:

    Hmmm-how about tools? It would be nice to have some of the essentials together in one place where I can grab it and put it on and then look for new ways to delay starting my project since my tools will be right there together – if I can find the tool belt. Or gardening tools? Same problem solved – except for finding the pink tool belt! So happy to see your kitchen installation starting!

  5. Marti says:

    Knowing me? Baking. Maybe typing the occasional twerpy comment. I neeeeeed a pink toolbelt to encourage me to get out the electric drill more frequently.

  6. SeaDee says:

    What won’t I use it for! I’m in the middle of a very-low-budget bath remodel. And I built my own fence with reclaimed wood and screws (so it was free, all 70-feet worth). And I want to redo my kitchen too! And I make wooden boxes. And, and, and….

    Can’t wait to see your kitchen to steal your ideas, er, for inspiration.

  7. Raymonde says:

    I’m so happy to see you’re getting your kitchen cabinets installed and that you asked for help! :-)
    I would love that gorgeous pink tool belt!
    I need to look cute and feminine while I keep working on my 350 year old house. A lot of work has already been done over the years, but with such a old house it’s an ongoing and never ending project…

  8. Stephanie says:

    You had me at “pink” but OMG “tool belt” !!!!! If I had that, I could do *anything* , although Attygreen’s idea to fill it with Snicker’s bars is a good one. Or I might go for the dark chocolate Almond Joys, I’m pretty fond of those.

  9. Agnes says:

    ZOMG! I just have to say that ever since you started talking about this pink tool belt…I have been secretly wanting one. It would save me lots of time from getting down off of my ladder to go get a tool…I wouldn’t have to walk as far as your journey in Phuket..so no weight loss for me…but definitely saving precious seconds of my life..and frustrations from putting a tool down somewhere and not being able to find it later cause its under a pile of stuff (yes I tend to work in a bit of a chaotic mess most times)! Thanks for your consideration!

  10. Dana says:

    Hmm, I usually take a handful of chocolate chips with me when I go to work outside, so they’d go in one pocket, and I need to build a deer fence next. (Since my next door neighbours out up a deer fence last year, so now the dear family grazes in my garden.) The chicken coop is next on the list after that.

  11. Oh, Oh! I would wear it while working on my Tiny Home build!!!! I’m so disorganized…I have tools spread out over 4 different outbuildings here. It’s really rather sad. My son refuses to help me any more because it takes so long to get prepared for a work day. My home will be decorated in white, copper and pale pink, so I can even wear the tool belt while lounging around every evening when the place is finished. I’d wear it with my fluffy cat slippers. Yes.

    Welcome back from vacation. :)

  12. Amy in Stl says:

    For all the little projects owning an old home seems to require doing every year. Maybe even for finishing my attic, should I ever find the extra time and money at the same time!

  13. Jamie Lynn says:

    I’d replace my kitchen cabinets! :) Actually I’m thinking seriously about replacing the one over the stove with shorter ones so I can install an over-the-range microwave. My kitchen is tiny and I’m trying to make the most of the (lack of) space. That would help!

  14. Jj says:

    Probably beer. Or kitchen tools..or both if I’m grillin.

  15. Moo says:

    I would proudly wear it to support Breast Cancer Awareness!

  16. mia pratt says:

    Whaaaaaa……? The PINK tool belt? Do you realize that I just yesterday spoke of needing a tool belt, and joked that I could never find a pink one here? That’s scarily cosmic of you. Well, anyway…what would I use it for? Everything. I’d start with carrying my hard boiled egg and cell phone around the property of my new residence, which I’m moving into with my brother and his life partner, David, next week (out of the 3 of us, I’m the designated handy-person for the property). So along with my hard-boiled egg (cold lunch in the shell) and cell phone, I’d need to carry concrete nails and my mini-short-handled-hammer, plus my measuring tape, seeds of various kinds, the occasional tube of oil paint, plus of course dog biscuits for our new dog, which came with the house. He has never had a walk on a leash, or a ride in a car – he’s just guarded the property for 3 years after the original owner died. His name is Brandy, and now he’ll get more love than he ever knew existed, more treats and toys and hugs than he imagined in his wildest doggy dreams. And I, with one long lifetime home project ahead of me, would very much enjoy sporting a pink tool belt around the property with him at my side.

  17. Heather says:

    A tool belt would help so much when installing things in my home. My husband would like it the best because then I would not have to keep asking him “hand me the (tool item)”. He would be much happier just lounging in another room. So really the tool belt is for TWO people. You could make TWO people happy with one decision. :-)

    glad to see your vacation went well. Loved seeing the photos on IG

  18. Jenniferm says:

    I would love to say I use it for handy woman stuff, but I think I would load it with my calligraphy tools, to have them at an easy access.

  19. Terri says:

    I’m a dog walker. It would be great for treats and poop bags. I only own a screwdriver, hammer and duct tape. Why waste a cool, pink belt on that?!! :)

  20. becky says:

    That’s gonna be MY tool belt…which I will use to collect eggs, and hold gardening tools.

    Come to think of it, it would hold cell phone, and car keys which would eliminate the need for a purse….I could have the coolest fanny pack EVER and I will never take it off.

  21. Jean in BC says:

    This would be perfect for putting all the Lego pieces in that I find scattered all over the house, and the pens that I can never find. My boys would never use it because it’s PINK!

  22. Grammy says:

    Tools, of course! I used to be you — well, not the adorable part, but I’ve been a DIYer since the mid ’60s. Now I’ve been teaching my grandson all that so that by the time I can’t hold a hammer any more he can do those things for me.

    When he was three I had him replace a wall switch plate to teach him use of the screwdriver. He tells people he “made that wall.” At three and a half I taught him to paint with a roller a corner of the art studio we dedicated to his use. At four I taught him to nail a scrap piece of wallboard to a larger piece of plywood just for the joy of driving nails. That day he told his mother, “I nailed a lot today. And I’m good at it.” He also has his own wheelbarrow and shovels to help in my garden.

    Don’t you agree he should have a memory of his grandmother wearing a pink suede tool belt while she teaches him the things his parents think are too dangerous?

    • Fifi says:

      Your are the best Grammy !!!! Teaching your grandson all these life skills , they are so eager to learn and help at this young age ! At 2 yrs old, my daughter helped me build her new ikea big girl bed, and she loves to use the screw driver…maybe I should give her a pink toolbelt, its her fave colour ! Sandra aka Fifi xox

  23. Kate says:

    I will use it to hold the bones of my enemies.

  24. Allie says:

    tools smools….it’s just THE coolest fashion accessory ever….geesh :)

  25. Kimberly Miner says:

    I would use it to look immensely cute while showing up my husband putting together all the crap we get from Ikea. I’m easy handier than he is and he doesn’t like to admit it.

  26. andrea meyers says:

    oh my, I have NOtHiNG clever to say, but I want it SO badly! wait, no wait I could finally carry around my drill chargers that the husband keeps losing of mine, and cheese, yeah cheese I would carry around cheese and my tape measurer, wahoo! ( and sorry, I still have no profile picture on here, gawd)

  27. andrea meyers says:

    also, figuring out what to carry around, would be good deflection from the projects I am avoiding :)

  28. Edith says:

    Welcome back Karen, we missed you!

    Hubby and I are moving our SCUBA shop to a new location this month which means lots of disassembling and reassembling of displays and such. It would keep all those little screws and washers from getting lost.

  29. Pat p says:

    I have a pink tool bag full of very good pink tools all of which match the tool belt. They must have been separated in some cold factory! So let’s reunite them and we will all live happily ever after!

  30. Kristin says:

    I’d use it to look commanding while I whip the honey into honey-do list shape!

  31. Ellen says:

    I have been lusting over that pink tool belt since day one… plus it’s suede! I have a pink tool kit, and how cool would I look with my pink, SUEDE, tool belt. I have many solo projects, plus mr. Man and I do some project collaborations. I could use it very well on silo and collaborative projects, plus I know it will look sexy… we have a reward system- cookies, carrots, Sahlen’s hot dogs… I just gotta have a pink, SUEDE tool belt!

  32. Barbie says:

    I have always promised myself that I would buy a tool belt. Hubby has always said he needs to get me a tool belt…everyone in my family has their “own” tool belt…except meeeee! I do not have a tool belt let alone a PINK one! If I don’t win that dang tool belt I’m gonna go buy myself one! What would I put in it? A hammer, some nails…some glue sticks, drywall screws, regular screws, my tape measure, drill bits, stud finder, chalk a pencil and a condom…(just in case my husband is around with his tool belt on)(there’s something about a man in a tool belt)…Thanks for the inspiration!
    WELCOME HOME! So glad you had a good time!
    PS: SO excited to see your kitchen come together! My FAVORITE thing to look forward to….ummm one would think I have no life…but I do I promise! lol

  33. Jo says:

    I’d use it for my tools of course!! And, everyday.

  34. Ella says:

    I’d wear the pink tool belt to build an addition to my chicken coop!

  35. Laurinda says:

    Well, while I do some improvements, & I also have some painting projects to do, I would totally use it to keep my yarn safe from my jerk kitty. He only wants to steal the good wool, never the crappy acrylic!

  36. AbracaDebra says:

    My cordless Skil drill would fit nicely in the Pink Suede Tool Belt! I’ve found that I use it much more than I anticipated so keeping handy would enable me to fix things more efficiently!

  37. AbracaDebra says:

    The belt would be used for my Skil drill and bits. I use it much more frequently than I anticipated so keeping it close would be very helpful!

  38. MaryAnn Poe White says:

    I would use it for tools and nails as I help with putting up a picket fence around my back porch. (So much more fun than just railings!!)

  39. Sue H. says:

    I would use the pink tool belt by just looking at it adoringly.

  40. Vickie says:

    I’d use it to keep all the things like scissors and glue that I always misplace with me. I’m sure that it’ll result in loads of saved time!!

  41. Gale says:

    Use it? It’s a fashion statement!
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  42. Bobbi says:

    Tools and snacks and my cell phone. Yep, that just about covers it.

  43. Jana Thomas says:

    I vote for Grammy.

    I was going to in the most amazingly meticulous way too if I may add, sell the reasons why I should be the receiver of the most beloved and coveted of kick ass pink toolbelt…

    However Granny is the one who should rightfully get it….

    Why? Well because she is what “we” or at least me will end up being one day and m already half way there. Seasoned, sage, not your typical sissy-la-la woman and she’s old as dirt which we all will be as well one day……

    Lastly… There is only 1 catch to this deal: Grammy absolutely MUST take at least 2 pics sportin her new kick as pink tool belt and let Susan post them. Oh and throw in a shot with you and your grand kid too.

    The End

    • beth says:

      I Second the notion, its awesome that she’s teaching him the simple and real tasks that you need in this life.

    • Grammy says:

      Oh, my. I am humbled. I am, in fact, old as dirt, and proud of it. I didn’t get a grandchild till well into my sixties, so I try to keep up. Of course I would send pictures of me teaching the little handyman cool things while wearing my kickass pink toolbelt. It’s about time for the handlebars on his trike to be adjusted…

    • Nancy says:

      I agree. I really need it if I am ever going to get out of those old overalls and look cute doing my house and yard repairs and chores and all but Grammy is teaching our Future Generation. I am apparently not going to have a future generation and my overalls are quite broken in and painted up and comfortable. I am lucky enough already to have been given a set of Tomboy tools and pink tool bag. I think Grammy should win.

  44. Janis says:

    Well, I’d have to put tools in mine since I don’t have a hubby or boyfriend to carry them for me. That’s boring I know, so I guess I could also put a milky way in it too.

  45. Janni says:

    ​ I adore that pink tool belt and could I use it! I live in a house built in ’45​ – with no foundation – sitting on a 3 acre mini-ranch. There is always something to work on:)
    BTW, I love your blog. I have been hooked since I happened to discover your “Frozen Tampon” post – so hilarious. Thanks for all the laughter you have given me:)
    Glad you are home safe.

  46. Leslie says:

    I would definitely use this smashing pink tool belt for carrying tools. But also for some highly needed motivation. I recently married a man who lives in a house in desperate need of some TLC and a whack with a hammer. I am moving into said sad little neglected house this summer, when I will immediately pounce on every project we’ve planned in our heads and on paper. Our honeymoon will be more like a handy- moon….so I guess the little pink tool belt will be my lingerie! Soooo sexy!

  47. Andrea says:

    The only problem with the tool belt is that it lacks a pocket deep enough to house my kids’ foam swords and light sabers — aka the toys I use to get my menfolk to actually help me DIY anything. Otherwise, it’s gorgeous!

  48. Kristen says:

    Never again would I misplace my pins, my scissors, my tape measure, my blocks I’m working or my scrap paper telling me how to make the quilt that needs to get done. Barring that, it’d make a good snack holder while watching the girl sew up orders for our business. Must keep her strength up.

    Thanks for a chance and welcome back. Happy adjusting to the time changes.

  49. Indira says:

    I’d use it for nightly-marriage-duty enforcement. And daily, too!

  50. Amie Mason says:

    We just bought an apartment and I plan on installing my own shelving into the ‘European Laundry Closet’ and I might even have a crack at plumbing the new trough…. I just might!

  51. KarlawithaK says:

    My first thought was to wear while cooking, then I meandered into holding my beadworking tools, and wound up with “use it for anything I please at the moment it pleases me!”

  52. Stephanie Hobson says:

    The comments are untoppable, as usual, so I’ll just say… What would I do with a pink suede toolbelt? Why, wear it of course! And maybe loan it to my granddaughter if she asks nicely.

    • Stephanie Hobson says:

      Oh, and I had to Google the Martha Stewart Oxhill cabinets. I love them, classic but simple. Looks perfect for you.

  53. Jennifer says:

    Thanks for sharing a bit of Thailand with us! Jet lag is the worst. I work 12 hour night shifts so I’m used to switching back & forth from being awake in light & dark, but I still get hit by jet lag when I visit my sister in North Carolina (I live in California).

    I would use the beautiful pink suede tool belt both for gardening, to hold my clippers & cell phone, and for tools, when I’m assembling furniture and putting up curtains & fixing leaky faucets. I promise not to use it while painting. I get paint on everything & it would be a tragedy to smudge “Parchment” or “Rolling Pebble” on it.

  54. Jennifer Guild says:

    I have just bought a house, so exciting, and have grand plans for the DIY process so I’m thinking a pink tool belt (just like the one my friend has in Brisbane!) would be just the thing to get me pumped and raring to go. Already after four weeks I’m so sick of looking for where I have put the hammer, the screwdriver, the nail jar etc. I’m nearly 59 and you get pretty forgetful once you hit 50! So the time wasted looking for tools etc, and believe me time is starting to look like it’s getting more than precious, is a daily frustration I could well do without. Just hoping that New Zealand isn’t too far away to be in contention for winning the Pretty Pink toolbelt. Hope your Springtime is close – our autumn days are upon us. Love your blog and all you do!

  55. Laura Bee says:

    My daughter could use it for her easter egg hunt :) I have my old belt from a certain restaurant ( Uncle Shifty . . apps)
    Spent yesterday afternoon & evening painting my kitchen. Bright & fun – it matches my new nailpolish hahaha. Hubby didn’t even notice. Might rip out the uppers next Sunday & see if he notices that.

  56. Donna says:

    My kitchen reno has been dragging on for EIGHT YEARS!!!! (My husband and his brother were supposed to be doing it, but never really got beyond demolishing the perfectly good counters.) However I am about to retire and, by golly, finish it myself. For this I will, of course, need a pink tool belt.

  57. Charlene says:

    Sadly I am not a DIY’er….more of a DIHirer. But I am a dance -mom so I’d wear that bad boy at dance competitions to hold makeup brushes & lip gloss. But I’d rhinestone the bejesus out of it because there is a shocking lack of bling on it.Shocking.

  58. magali says:

    I would gift it to my mom who ALWAYS has a renovation project on the go. She is a little bit like you except instead of doing crafts she does more renovations and instead of planting a garden she does more renovations… you get the point!

  59. Darlene says:

    simply said – I would add lime green ribbon!

  60. Christine says:

    I’m in the process of starting over as a single gal and will be purchasing a home soon. I always feared home projects because I didn’t think I could handle project that would include a sweet pink tool belt. But now on the other side of 40 and being a loyal reader of The Art for several years now, I look forward to some DIY projects!!!

  61. RosieW says:

    Hey Karen,

    Sucking up like everyone else. Do like Becky’s idea of using it as a fanny pack. I NEVER carry a purse, always a fanny pack. I’m old and handy as hell and eccentric – would look so cool tooling around town in pink.

    Have a suede tool belt, but it was made to fit a man with a 40″ waist I think. At 100 #s, it keeps slipping to the ground.

    Wish I was nearby so I could be helping you.

    Rosie

  62. Rhonda Topor says:

    I would LOVE the pink tool belt because any girl that considers a trip to LOWES or HOME DEPOT as “orgasmic” should absolutely be wearing a pink tool belt. Just saying….

  63. Leslie Zuroski says:

    I would use it when hanging pictures and otherwise fixing stuff around the house. My kitchen hammer and other tools don’t fit that well in my pockets!

  64. erin says:

    We are beginning a rather large remodeling project in a few months. I expect that I will need no less than 3 pockets in which to hide snacks for those pesky times when I’m supposed to be “working.”

  65. Janalee Simmons says:

    Just about everything. It’d be my new everyday accessory!

  66. KarenJ says:

    My first thought…
    Naked + pink tool belt (shhh…a little surprise for my man)

    Carry on with your kitchen Karen:)

  67. Teresa says:

    Hoping to get chickens this summer….so I would use it to build a chicken coop!

  68. BurbHappy says:

    all the compliments I would get for actually having a pink suede tool belt!

  69. Su says:

    tools for my stain glass stuff – always seem to be scattered about the counter…. I think that hiring a pro when you know your limits is always a good idea – my dad – a fellow Canadian – (does that help my chances of winning the tool belt????) says electricians and carpenters have grocery bills too to pay… wise man…..

  70. Tigersmom says:

    Could you just let me now where to get one as I would feel too guilty winning it after having scored my lovely salt and pepper shakers?

    Oh, and I would use it as I work on the furniture makeovers for my new fledgling business. I’ll send a link to the website when its up and running.

    Good to know you’re home safe and be careful about working when you are too tired. I’ve cost myself hours of time having to redo stuff I goobered up when I was too tired to be working.

  71. Marion says:

    I am getting chickens this year – so I would defenitely use it for building the chicken coop – not as fancy or big as your coop, but I sure could use it and wear proudly as i would your pyjamas – I still could not find them on the internet! Glad you are back and finally getting on with the kitchen project!

    • Karen says:

      Hi Marion – The actual make of the Target pajamas is … Gilligan & O’Malley ~ karen!

  72. Thera says:

    Tools! And maybe a Mars bar. BUT I would also wear it while yard saling, then I would have a tape measure handy!

  73. Katek says:

    Good luck with the kitchen! Am happily watching your assembly process, anticipating beautiful results! Would love a pink tool belt to feel empowered when doing the very small projects I am brave enough to tackle (although watching you do stuff makes me feel braver).

  74. Ruth says:

    Um, garden tools.

  75. J9ftw says:

    Welcome home!
    I’d use the tool belt for looking awesome, naturally.
    Also, I have never worn a tool belt, but if I did, it would have to be pink suede.

  76. Pam says:

    OMG! I would loooovve to win this…I am the QUEEN OF PINK! And it would match my pink tools & pink tool box (actually an antique dresser that I found on the side of the road, fixed it up & painted it cotton candy pink) of course I would use it to hold all my tool & show my toddler daughter that girls can be handy too! Please pick me :)

  77. Ruth says:

    I would use the pink tool belt for shopping ! Pockets to hold cell phone,$$$$,shopping list for Lowe’s/Home Depot and all that good stuff. Tools…are you kidding? It is too pretty.Also, the last tool hat I bought….a sliding mitre saw is too big to fit in he pockets !
    (I’m just painting my kitchen cupboards….don’t have your nerve to pull’em out …good luck with your reno )

  78. Ruth says:

    Whoops..”…tool that…..not tool hat” ! Mind you I have one of those too …..from my granddaughter’s winning hockey team…Womens’ OHA hat !!!

  79. Jody says:

    This comment isn’t for the pink tool belt but rather for a late Happy Anniversary. My apologies for sending this greeting late however it is still heartfelt…..Happy Anniversary for 4 years of The Art of Doing Stuff. Thank you for sharing your life with us, entertaining us, and teaching us new skills. I now make my own sprouts and am very proud.

    • Karen says:

      Wow! You’re right! With everything going on, Thailand … the kitchen … life .. I completely forgot! But you’re not late. Tomorrow The Art of Doing Stuff turns 4. ~ karen!

  80. Willa May says:

    I’m not sure I would ever take it off! As a mom of a 3 and 1 year old, a kindergarten teacher, and a DIY-er working with my husband on unending projects in our fixer-upper, it would always be full with…….STUFF. I can usually been seen in an apron, but I think the pink tool belt might give me a more serious, sophisticated look.

  81. Robin says:

    My daughter is in college and rents a house with four other ladies. We went to her house to help decorate and put up curtains. There was not one tool in the house. At that time I thought a pink tool belt filled with tools would be a perfect gift for her. While I would love to have a pink tool belt for myself, I know that if I ever won a pink tool belt, I would give it to my college age daughter, living in a house with four other ladies.

  82. Maria says:

    Pink SUEDE Tool Belt? It’s an IT bag. I’d use IT for everything! You name IT, I’d use IT for that! I’d also use IT to kinda sorta keep my tools together and close at hand…errr…hip for the current DIY project! :) I’m already gathering tools for IT :) Sounds like your vacation did you wonders. Welcome back :)

  83. marilyn says:

    if i tell you i will have to kill you….so i guess i wont be winning

  84. Linda says:

    I would use it while crafting for all the bits and pieces and small tools. Thanks for the chance to win this cute accessory!

  85. Kathy says:

    I’d like to wear that pink toolbelt just to look cool, haha!

  86. Mary Kay says:

    Welcome Home!! A pink tool belt!! WOW – I would so use it for working in my garden! Place for the little spade and seeds. A water bottle. Snacks – gotta have a place for snacks – and my phone so I can take pictures of all the interesting cool things you see in a garden like this: +
    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=3490220106552&set=a.3490219426535.2124112.1602964001&type=3&theater

    Have a great day!

  87. Amanda Pedro says:

    well, immediately, I thought it would be great when you’re cleaning the house.. you put little things you find that belong in a different room in the pockets until you get to that room. At present, I take the item to the other room, get lost in the mess there, take something to another spot and realize I’ve left little messes all over the house.
    But probably, for real.. I would use it at the brewery my husband owns and flaunt it whilst I bottle beer. I’d even get my own pocket knife, scissors and sharpie marker to put in it.
    thanks for sharing!

  88. kerry says:

    Pink suede toolbelt?!? I would use it to hold our tools while my husband and I continue diy-ing our 90 year old craftsman bungalow, and making our diy crafts for local craft shows, and for my papercrafting tools when making cards and scrapbooking. And one is always looking for the perfect purse, maybe the pink suede toolbelt is it?!?

  89. Tara says:

    I think I would actually use it for tools.

    I did something really stupid several years ago. I stopped being a has-own-tool-belt kind of girl in the hopes that my husband would rise to the challenge and be the man I thought he’d like himself to be. Turns out it doesn’t work that way. Not even kinda. Our small home is one big unfinished project and I have waited years… soon to become a decade for some really basic things like outlet covers and a bedroom door. One time I survived in this house 8 days without a toilet. If I hadn’t gotten my mother-in-law to climb up his ass, I’d still be pooping in the … well, we’ll just leave that as my secret.

    The time has come for this girl to strap on her own tool belt and get some things taken care of…

  90. Allison says:

    I would wear it ALL the time, except for when I shower probably.
    I’d take treats and poop bags in it when I walk the dogs.
    I’d hold cooking utensils in it when making dinner.
    I’d hold art materials in it when being creative on my own or with my kids.
    I’d hold tools in it when DIY’ing around the house.
    I’d hold garden tools in it when working in the yard.
    I’d carry my keys and water bottle in it when I run.
    I’d carry my calculator and pens in it at the office.
    OH! I could use it in the shower to hold my shampoo bottles.

    All that to say: I would use it ALL THE TIME!
    Please pick me. :)

  91. Jennifer says:

    I’d use it as a skirt….oh, and for my tools.

  92. Dawn says:

    I would use it for all the bits of things I pick up all day long that usually wind up in my pockets. Then in the washing machine when I forget to check the pockets. Then in the dryer with me cursing a blue streak because I forgot to check the pockets.

    I won’t wash a tool belt.

    (I don’t think.)

  93. Anita says:

    Welome Home! I’m sure your trip was well worth the jet-lag, sick and all. I would love to win this tool belt! But only after you are done using it for your kitchen. I must admit, even though I would love to actually hold my tools, I’m afraid my 6 yr old son would grab it to put his My Little Ponies and Legos in. Of course maybe that would encourage him to actually clean up around here.

  94. jaine gayer says:

    A pink tool belt would look divine over my britches at the barn. One pocket for hoof picks, one for “Splashy Girl’s” soft face brushes (she’s such a diva), one for the shedder (if Spring ever gets here and she actually starts shedding) and one for her favorite treats, carrots and peppermints. All the other riders would be so jealous of my beautiful pink, suede tool belt.

  95. Laurie says:

    I am a “Do It Herselfer”. I have lovely tools, tool boxes, and am working on a rack. But I don’t have a tool belt! Not only that, I LOVE that this is Pink! It would be perfect for me!!!!!

  96. Anita says:

    I love that toolbelt! I would use it during my (unending) house project madness. I have a tendency to stuff everything I might need into my pockets, which of course means I have many holes in my pants. You would be saving me from a life of patched up pants. And look much more stylish at the same time!

  97. Karen C says:

    Anyone who knows me would say I’d use it for peanuts to feed my squirrels!! I always have them in my pocket. I could use another pouch for a bag of bird seed, and another for pond fish food. It would be cool to have a handy good looking pouch to feed the critters in my yard!

    • Fifi says:

      Ha! And I thought I was the only one who threw peanuts out for the squirrels, glad to be in your company ;-) PS Why do peeps think they’re pests anyways? They are just furry cute critters that scamper about and are hungry too !!!

  98. Nancy says:

    I’d love it but since I’ve (and I might have missed it) where can one purchase a pink suede toolbelt. I would like to give you credit when I buy one (and it might be a little bit).

  99. Susan S says:

    I love this tool belt. I’d use it to carry all my hooking tools with me which is my hook, my scissors, magnifying glass, tweezers, thingy to look at stuff in perspective (it’s the thingy that goes in a door so one can look out and see who is at the door, wool strips, well you get the picture. I’m a hooker and proud of it (rug hooker that is).