Sunday, November 27, 2011

DIY Open Toy Box

I built another toy box, this one is for Mackenzy:

diy open toy box

diy open toy box

Perfect for corralling all those toys.

diy open toy box

diy open toy box

And a beautiful piece of furniture too!

open toy box with simple trim

Here's how I made the toy box:

1. Build per Ana's plans here.
Sand and wood putty.

how to build an open toy box

2. One coat primer.
Sand again.

painting an open toy box

3. Two coats semi-gloss white.

diy open toy box

diy open toy box

4. Prepare lettering, print out to size.
(I used Engravers MT font 250 point.)
Center and tape onto side of box.

how to personalize a toy box

5. Trace letters using ballpoint pen to leave indent in wood.

how to personalize a toy box

6. Here's the indent left behind:

how to personalize a toy box

7. Paint inside the indent:

how to personalize a toy box

8. Seal name with clear spray acrylic:

how to personalize a toy box

how to personalize a toy box

Ready.

diy open toy box

A nice addition for a little girls room.

diy open toy box

diy open toy box

Just in time for the holidays.

diy open toy box

9 comments:

  1. Great toy box! I dunno how you get the lettering so perfect.

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  2. Prekrasna ti je ova kutija za igračke...
    Pozdrav.

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  3. This is so pretty. I think my husband needs to see how to build this! Thanks for posting this. Would you like to guest post this idea on my blog birthday celebration? If so, email me at foundmyfavorite@gmail.com for more information :).

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  4. That's so much cuter than the dirt brown vinyl covered thing my kids had!

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  5. So pretty! If you don't mind me asking, what type of paint do you use for all of the personalized projects you do?

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  6. What an idea! Love it. Thanks for sharing.
    Hope to see you on my blog:)

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  7. That is so nice Jaime! I wish I had a steady hand like you. Perfect letters! It's time again for my monthly linky and would love to have you share this. Tuesday's Nursery party is on Dec 6th and its for all ages of kids decor! Have a great weekend! Nan

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  8. could you please tell me the dimensions of the toy box?

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