DIY Toy Chest
Customized pieces are my favorite so deciding to work on a DIY toy chest project was a simple decision. I looked for a toy chest for quite some time but wasn’t interested in spending $300 plus for a box to be filled with toys.
I frequent thrift stores often, so when I stumbled upon this amazing toy chest I was uber excited! The wood was in perfect condition, so I knew it would be easy to paint. This project took a little longer than expected (I found this in May, started working on it at the end of July), but it proved to be well worth it. The best part? I only paid 12 bucks for this! That’s insane considering the condition. It would have been a super easy product if I would have started with actual paint instead of spray paint. Although the final product wasn’t what I imagined, I’ll definitely cherish it for years to come, and I’m sure I’ll change it up along the way. I’ll share the simple steps below to this DIY toy chest.
Step 1: Wipe wood free of all dirt and debris. There are wood cleaners available as well.
Step 2: If the wood is smooth, there’s no need to sand. If not, sand away using an electric sander or regular sandpaper for a smooth surface.
Step 3: Prime. (I skipped this step, but next time I will definitely prime.) The best primer I’ve used is Kilz primer.
Step 4: Paint. Painting a smooth surface is pretty easy, but when there are crevices and other loopholes it makes painting a little difficult.
I didn’t use a sealant, but you can definitely use one to complete it if you like. The fabric on top was glued onto a foam piece using fabric glue. That’s it! Very simple. If you have any questions about specific paints used let me know!