Monday, May 9, 2011

"T" is for Toy Box

I built a toy box.


Little Miss Lily has a new bedroom with lots of space so a toy box was in order.



The plans are here from Ana White.

I handpainted the name (Engravers font).



Pottery Barn sells this one for $200 plus $20 shipping:

Turner Toy Chest

image from Pottery Barn

I spent $35 (not including paint) on wood and screws.


Here's a few progress photos:

All built, ready for primer:


One note, I forgot to buy the base moulding when I was at Home Depot so I took some scrap 3/4" plywood and jigsawed out my own, it's a tiny bit thicker than base moulding but works just as well:


All finished:


Lucky little Miss Lily.


I'm linking up to:

 The Lettered CottageFurniture Feature Fridays

37 comments:

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

t is for talent, which is what you, my friend, are full of!

Rachel said...

Wow, that is amazing! I want you to come to my house and get busy building stuff for me! You're incredible!

Rachel @ Maybe Matilda

Kara said...

Lucky little Miss Lucy indeed. Very cute!

Cindy@Cinsarah said...

How cute!! I love it! I bet your daughter loves it too!
My kids could sure use one of these since they have their toys in a plastic bin lol

Jessabells said...

Love it. Wow, you sure are talented. I love coming to your blog to see all your great projects.

Kathy C. said...

That came out soo cute! We're trying to design our future nursery... just to be prepared... (no kiddos yet) but I love this chest design! thanks for sharing!

Dragonfly Treasure said...

So sweet! i love it!
*hugs*deb

Sawdust and Paperscraps said...

Very cute Jaime!

Korrie@RedHenHome said...

I am soooo in looooovvvveee! Beautiful!

Sarah, Three Boys said...

You are amazing with your building skills. I am seriously A.M.A.Z.E.D!!

UrbanCottageDecor.blogspot.com said...

Oh my! That is awesome, I gotta' get me a jigsaw for sure. One more toy for the craft closet.

Bless,

Lisa

Wendys Hat said...

This turned out Very Cute!

Trisha @ The Sweet Survival said...

So cute! Your daughter is super lucky to have such a talented Mom.

willow said...

Wow, you did a great job it looks just like the potterybarn toy box. I am afraid of power tools so I am impressed that you cut the base wit a jigsaw by yourself ...you go girl! I am hosting a Toddler themed linky party and think your project is great! I hope you will stop by and link up.
Jennie
http://willowbeanstudio.blogspot.com/

Pinkie said...

Just found you today through Reasons to Skip the Housework. This toy chest is so pretty. My daughter would love one even though she won't pick up her toys!

SallyLeeByTheSea.com said...

You're so talented - I just love this toy box...wish I had some little ones around still :O)

Happy BC Good Life Wednesday from your newest follower!

Handy Man, Crafty Woman said...

that came out so cute! I'd love for you to link this up to our wicked awesome wednesday party if you get a chance.

Inga´s Haven said...

So pretty - very girlie :D love it

Lil-Rosi said...

Oh, very nicely done! Great job!!

Chris said...

Impressive! It makes me want to build more furniture. :) You can't argue with the price OR the satisfaction when it's complete.

Rhiannon said...

You did an amazing job, I would love to have the confidence to actually build something rather than just painting over someone else's hard work! Your daughter is very lucky!

KJ@letsgoflyakite said...

Your toy box turned out beautiful. I also have a Miss Lily in our house, so when I spotted your link on the Weekend Wrap Up, I had to stop by.

Great job!

Polka said...

love the box :) amazing job

Heather said...

awesome toy box!

Stephanie Lynn @Under the Table and Dreaming said...

Amazing job - the chest looks straight out of a catalog. Hope you had a wonderful weekend ~ Stephanie Lynn www.bystephanielynn.com

Laura said...

Wow, that's amazing! I wish you could build me one! It looks like it's straight from a catalog.

Kathryn Michelle Jenkins said...

such an elegant toy chest...I need to make a toy chest for my son still. thanks for posting.

I'm a new follower
kathryn
www.thedragonsfairytail.blogspot.com

Amie {Kitty Cats and Airplanes} said...

Dang! You did amazingly well! I would totally be fooled thinking this was a pic from a PB catalog! Well done, very well done.

radn@HouseonAshwelllane said...

Very pretty! Looks very proffessionally done!

Attempting Aloha said...

Beautiful job! What are the chances we'd post toy boxes we built on the exact same day?! We're definitely kindred spirits. ;) (Anne of Green Gables nerd right here...)

Yours looks amazing! And that's hilarious that I used your pic from Ana's site for my stool inspiration. I'll have to go look for that post now. :)

Aloha,
charlie

Lolly Jane said...

Love yours better than PB's ;)
Featured you @ this weeks linky party! xoxo

Holly said...

You continue to amaze me with your woodworking skills! Adorable toy box, and Lily has a family heirloom in the making.
Thanks for partying with me :)

Karen At Home said...

Wow, this is amazing! Would you mind responding to my comment on how you did the letters? Did you use a cricut/siloutte machine? Thank you so much!

Karen said...

Amazing, I wish I had your carpentry skills. You did an amazing job, its beautiful.

Tammy said...

This is Great. I just painted my daughter's little chest and painted the lettering too, but I am really impressed that you built the trunk! Way to go!

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Jenny said...

This is just beautiful! I have a little Miss Lilly, grandaughter, she is the BEST! I have all sons, so when a little girl came our way, I was tickled pink! I have all the tools, I to am just really scared that I will keep cutting it all crooked!