Well I'm glad to say, that the holidays so far have been good! The kids have been helping me spring clean and the sun is being very kind, so who knows, I might just end up staying sane after all.
I'm happy to be sharing the Toy Box.
This is my first ever attempt to redo a piece of furniture and I have to say, I'm addicted! I want to redo everything, but I think Jules will hold me back a little, so of course I'll start any future projects while he is at work, hehehe.
There were a few learning curves, so I've made a couple of mistakes but on the whole, I think I did okay.
I started with the toy box, I have a few of these that I've collected over the years, doing this has actually given me some ideas, for future rooms.
I decided to act like a pro and got all the safety equipment out and started sanding.
The goggle things were so blurry, I took them off and just put my sunglasses on.
Then I primed, I was really impressed no drips, getting excited, then I sprayed, I did get a little dripping but it's barely visible.
At this point it's night time, Julian gets home and I show him the reason dinner is not cooked, otherwise known as, the toy box. He sees the safety gear out and says to me, "Why didn't you use the eye gear?", I was surprised he guessed and told him about the glasses being blurry, please note the reason why.
I didn't see the plastic scratch proof packaging - Oh my goodness, I can't begin to tell you how dumb this new foray into DIY has made me feel!
Got the foam and how's this, I bought this Sesame Street fabric about a year ago and forgot I had it, score!
Stapled it down and then hot glued the piping around the box, just realized my thongs (called flip flops elsewhere) are in the background, told you the sun has been out!
Obligatory Before and After
There it is in the room.
DIY Delight or Disaster? I have a comfy new seat to read bedtime stories, the toys are sorted, and most of all, I just like it. Next time I'll spring for better paint, I think that may have contributed to the little bit of dripping. I also discovered that wood may look smooth but can have little dints and things, so I'll be more aware of that, it did affect the finish a bit. End of day, I am happy with my first furniture paint job, so I'm going with a delight? What do you think?
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