Wednesday, April 30, 2008

before * after : toy chest

BEFORE

AFTER



what a fun project this was. we received the hand-me-down pooh toy box from our neighbor, and although pooh is fantastic, i wanted the toybox to go downstairs, so i wanted it to look a little bit cool. or hip. mostly, i wasn't really a fan of the primary color thing. i was patient with myself throughout this project. took it apart. cleaned it. sanded it. painted it. sealed it. the paint peeled and cracked. sanded again. painted again. phew. all in all it took a few days with one to two hours each day. and now, already, packed to the gills.
p.s. giveaways are on this girls brain so stay tuned...

5 comments :

AnastasiaC said...

it looks amazing!!! so much better than before...i dont like licensed products much, especially bed linen and all my 5yr old wants is a spiderman bed duvet haha...im ignoring his pleas...is that bad?

amy said...

thanks anastasia!
i would totally be doing the same...that spiderman stuff is everywhere too...there is no escape!

jen b said...

cute! nice job sis.

dressmaker in training said...

I love the paint color and fabric you chose. I think the finished product looks great! It's still very kid friendly but with a touch of sophistication just the way you wanted it.

muralimanohar said...

Ooh..NICE save!