Toy Box Before and After

November 1, 2011
  My little guy has had a toy box in his room for about six years now.  The color of the wood doesn’t go with anything else we have in the room.  But, it serves a function, so I hated to just get rid of it. 
I decided what harm would it do in trying to paint it?  Really, paint only makes things better, Right?  I was crossing my fingers and hoping so.  I usually only paint things two colors Black and White.  So, this was a bit out of my comfort zone.  But, I busted out the sander and sanded it to death.  
Here is a picture of it Before. 
And here is what it looks like after!!  I love it!!  So, the top is stained in a Dark Walnut finish and the bottom painted blue with a bit of distressing and aging applied. 

Oh, my.  It is so much better.  At least I think so.  My son, he wasn’t as impressed as I was. 

This project was shared at the following linky parties!!

Totally Tutorials Tuesday
Keeping It Simple


  • Jamie

    Looks amazing. Love the blue. I'm hosting a giveaway at DIY Home Sweet Home.
    I would love for you to stop by and check it out.

  • Janet

    It looks great! I love the color you chose. 🙂

  • Trish

    I have a toy box that is need of TLC as well. Thank you so much for sharing at Taking A Timeout Thursday!

    -Trish@ Mom On Timeout


    It looks great! I love the stain with the blue. Thanks so much for linking up at The Creative Spark. Hope to see you again!
    Jenn 🙂

  • Shannon

    Nice toy box! Thanks for linking up girl!

  • Tonia

    Too funny! My son isn't usually very impressed either. If I specifically ask what he thinks, he will say something like “Yeah, it's nice!” and the immediately move on to the next thing. My girls are much more likely to compliment the things I make!

  • Jessica

    I really like the color and stain combination. Great job! Thanks for linking to Totally Tutorial Tuesdays.


  • Mandi

    I am impressed with it as well! My boys are never too impressed with what I do. Thanks for stopping by my blog today!

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