Thursday, May 31, 2012

Toy Box Makeover


Believe it or not, this toy box was mine {and my siblings} when I was younger! No one has used it for years, and my house has exploded with toys... so I talked my dad into letting me give it a makeover and giving it to my daughter to use!

The original...
So many memories, but it definitely could use a makeover!!

I even saw some autographs by my brother and older sister on there.

I removed the top, sanded some of the chips/scratches, and gave it a good coat of primer.

Then I painted a coat of white paint to cover the rest of the marks and wood knots.

I painted another coat of white to all the corners and let dry.
Then I taped them off with Frog Tape.

Painted the rest of the toy box with some pink paint we got on clearance. A whole can for $10!

We also reupholstered the top using this tutorial by Craftaholics Anonymous.
We bought a new piece of MDF from Home Depot, foam padding from Smith's Marketplace {camping section}
and then covered it in some leather fabric we got on sale from JoAnn's!

Load it up with toys and voila!!

Just kidding. It's not really overflowing like that other picture.... yet.

Linking to these parties!

11 comments:

  1. so cute! the ReStore usually has cabinets... I could turn one on its side and do this. I even have padding in my basement, and I have tons of fun fabrics to choose from... thanks for the inspiration!

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  2. What a beautiful place for Zoey to store her toys! :)

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  3. I think that's the can of pink clearance paint you bought when I was working at walmart and sold it to you! LOL and it's such a cute project! Very nice makeover!

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  4. I think it's cool you remade what you had instead of going out and buying something new.

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  5. I love that it was once yours, that is so sweet! And it looks so much better! Love the colors. ;)

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  6. love that you made what you loved as a child into something new for you little one this is a great idea

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  7. Aww this is so sweet! And looks great too. I recently redid a toy box for my daughter that was my mom's, then mine. Sweet memories.

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  8. Lindsay, This is so cool. I so wish we had stuff from when we were little, things held up so much better and everything was either wood or metal not plastic like today. This turned out great and I'm sure your daughter loved it.

    Thanks so much for stopping by Creative Thursday last week. I couldn’t do these parties without you. Can’t wait to see what you link up this week. Have a great weekend.
    Michelle

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  9. Visiting from Homemaker in Heels - this looks so great!

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  10. I recognize a few toys in there! What a fabulous makeover! Thanks so much for sharing at Mom On Timeout!

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  11. Very impressive! It looks beautiful!

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