Sunday, November 27, 2011

"T" is for Toy Box #4

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

Perfect for corralling all those toys.

And a beautiful piece of furniture too!

Here's how I made the toy box:

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

2. One coat primer.
Sand again.

3. Two coats semi-gloss white.

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

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

6. Here's the indent left behind:

7. Paint inside the indent:

8. Seal name with clear spray acrylic:


A nice addition for a little girls room.

Just in time for the holidays.

I'm linking up to:

Whatcha Got Weekend @ Lolly Jane
SAS @ Funky Junk
Weekend Wrap Up @ Tatertots & Jello
Sundae Scoop @ I Heart Naptime
Sister Sunday @ Sisters of the Wild West
Sunday Showcase Party @ Under the Table & Dreaming
Just Something I Whipped Up @ The Girl Creative
DIY Project Parade @ The DIY Showoff
Made by You Mondays @ Skip to My Lou
Making the World Cuter @ Making the World Cuter
Nifty Thrifty @ Coastal Charm
Tuesday Treasures @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia
Tutorials & Tips Tuesday @ Home Stories A to Z
Good Life @ A Beach Cottage
Delightfully Inspiring @ Delightful Order
Transformation Thursday @ The Shabby Creek Cottage
Strut Your Stuff @ Somewhat Simple
Share Awesomeness Thur @ The 36th Avenue
Flaunt it Friday @ Chic on a Shoestring
Tickled Pink @ 504 Main
Frugal Friday @ The Shabby Nest
SAS @ Just a Girl
Feathered Nest @ French Country Cottage
Remodelaholics Anonymous @ Remodelaholic
All Things Furniture @ Perfectly Imperfect
Furniture Feature Friday @ Miss Mustard Seed
POWW @ Primitive & Proper
inspiration board @ Carolyns Homework
Build(hers) Club @ Sawdust & Paperscraps


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

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

  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 for more information :).

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

  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?

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

  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

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