Monday, October 11, 2010

Toy Box Re-Do

I found a tired old toy box just screaming for a re-do:


I took some chalkboard paint to make a panel in the front, painted the rest a creamy white (heirloom white, of course!) and added some vintage-looking scrapbook paper to the inside for fun.



Now she's ready for toys, shoes, or whatever life throws at her.




Linking to Metamorphosis Monday at Between Naps on the porch and Make it 4 Monday


21 comments:

Kristina P. said...

This is perfect! Love it.

purejoy said...

ohhh la la!! c'est parfait!!

Cat@BudgetBlonde said...

So cute. I actually used the exact same scrapbook paper as art in my bathroom. Seriously, scrapbook paper is so pretty lately! http://www.budgetblonde.com/2010/05/art-on-cheap.html

Christy said...

I'm in love. I want a toy box just like that now! Miss you - hope you and yours are doing well!

Handy Man, Crafty Woman said...

What a cute makeover! Love it.

Headless Mom said...

I wish I had your vision!

Texan Mama @ Who Put Me In Charge said...

Looks gorgeous! you are so crafty!!

Linda Q said...

That turned out great! Don't we love chalkboard paint!

Chris said...

You're so crafty, and I'm so ... not. Adorable!

Homemaker On A Dime said...

Wow! It turned out beautiful and functional.

nonlineargirl said...

Nice! I love it.

Kim @ Second Time Furniture said...

Anna,
Thank you so much for stopping by my blog! I really like the toybox! Right now I'm in the middle of a toybox redo and it gave me good ideas!

Anonymous said...

Very nice! Love how you can see ways to spruce things up. And then actually DO it.

jbhat

dearheart said...

Very cute! It's all about the chalkboard paint these days, isn't it?

I love how you gave some examples of the different uses. Your refinishing projects remind me of a show I used to watch on HGTV, "Decorating Cents," especially the junk store makeovers they feature at the end. Good stuff!

Sue@Uniquely Chic said...

Very creative, you totally changed this up. Love it! Thanks for stopping by my blog now I'm going to hop around yours.

Jill said...

Wow - you are SO crafty. Love it!!!

Sherrie said...

Love this makeover! Making the front a chalkboard is a great idea!

Closer to Lucy said...

Love Love it!!! I adore chalk board paint!

Out blog lurking...following you now!

Kate Coveny Hood said...

These re-dos always amaze me.... I need you to come over and help me re-do some of my "crap with potential."

Heidi said...

Wow!!! I love this.

ayahsmom said...

I found that exact same toy box at a thrift store and im making it over now. That original pattern is so ugly i thought it was a custom paint job. But i guess it was mass produced.