Monday, February 27, 2012

"T" is for Trugs

Built: more personalized striped trugs with handpainted names

I can never make just one of something, it has to be in multiples.

These 2 are for my girls for Easter:

But Jack is a special request from a friend.

She loves a good nautical bit and Jack went right along with the All American red, white and blue theme:

All on the heels of last weeks orange trug for Derek:

Here's how I made the trugs:

1. Cut pieces from 3/8" plywood:
(For more detailed construction how-to check my previous post here.)

2. Construct, sand, prime and paint.
Use painters tape to create stripe space:

3. Paint 2 coats of stripe color:

4. Remove painters tape:

5. Print out letters.
I used American Typewriter font size 200.
Line up printout then trace letters with ballpoint pen which leaves an indent in the wood.
Paint on and inside the indent.

6. Seal with spray clear poly:

Ready to fill with toys.

I'm linking up to:

Whatcha Got Weekend @ Lolly Jane
SAS @ Funky Junk
Sister Sunday @ Sisters of the Wild West
Just Something I Whipped Up @ The Girl Creative
DIY Fall Festival @ The DIY Showoff
Nifty Thrifty @ Coastal Charm
Tuesday Treasures @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia
Tutorials & Tips Tuesday @ Home Stories A to Z
Good Life @ A Beach Cottage
Transformation Thursday @ The Shabby Creek Cottage
Strut Your Stuff @ Somewhat Simple
Share Awesomeness Thur @ The 36th Avenue
Flaunt it Friday @ Chic on a Shoestring
Frugal Friday @ The Shabby Nest
SAS @ Just a Girl
Feathered Nest @ French Country Cottage
Remodelaholics Anonymous @ Remodelaholic
inspiration board @ Carolyns Homework


  1. These trugs are so adorable! What a wonderful way to celebrate the kids in your life! Both boys and girls are sure to love them! dolls and such in one, tools and bugs in the other! Cute.

  2. Those are amazing! Before today I had no idea what a Trug was!