Sunday, March 13

Blue Toy BoX

Sis needed a toy box for her living room. She has two little boys that love cars and trains and needed a place to store them. 

This is what we found at the D.I. (local thrift store) for $15. 
I know, a good deal huh!

We just cleaned it up and then decited to paint the whole thing bluish gray, 

hardware and everything.

Then I sanded it down. Sis wanted this to look pretty rustic so we went to town with the sander.

I sanded the hardware too.

And lastly, I stained over the whole thing with my favorite stain.
I know my shadow is in this photo but the sun was going down fast and I didn't have too many options.
Now you have an idea of what my hair looks like when I am redoing. Scary.

See the difference. I love it!
After we were all done we thought it looked a little dark, so we wiped it down with some Mineral Spirits and it lighted it right up. Here it is!

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  1. Neat toy box and I love the color!

  2. If she EVER needs me to take it off her hands I would be delighted! lol :) I am super excited for her to have some beautiful storage! She is a lucky girl. I love me some LOri!

    And you did a Great JOb!

  3. what a find! and what a redo! Love it!!

  4. I love this project. I'm sure you can fit a load of toys in this old box. Best thing, you don't have to worry about it getting banged up, it only adds to the charm. Great job and thanks for sharing it. Great deal too:)

  5. What a great find! It really is the perfect toy box and I love the blue color. Blessings, Vicky

  6. Love what you did with that toy box! Gorgeous color. Thanks for sharing at Gettin' Krafty With It!

  7. I love it. What a nice soft blue.