Hello! My Name is Amy and I'm a Garbage Picker!
If you ever see anyone throwing away any boxes made of wood, grab them!! You will not be sorry. There are so many things you can make out of them, and they seem to cost more and more money every day in the stores. This one I found I made a toy box out of, please let me know what you think!!
I Found this old beat-up wooden box on the curb, and decided to give it a new life, with a new lid! First I painted the whole thing blue using Americana Decor' Chalky paint from home depot. A little goes a really long way!
Then I drilled holes on either side for the handles. And painted 2 white stripes in the middle.
I took wooden letters that I spray painted gold and glued/nailed them onto the front. Yes I know the D and the L are a little crooked and we won't go into why that is at the moment, lets just say I laughed really hard ~ and had to leave them like that! :)
I hand painted an anchor and a ships wheel onto the front. I'm not very good at drawing but I did it anyway. HA! I crack myself up sometimes!
A pail on one side.....
and a life preserver on the other.... I made a lid for it, but forgot to take pictures of it! I ALWAYS forget to take pictures of at least one thing per project! Sorry about that!
and a compass rose on the lid... that came out really good if I do say so myself!
I hammered nail heads along the top...
Added brass washers to the outside and inside for a more finished look to the rope handles and used a gloss polyurethane to finish it off....
And Voila! A toy box for Daniel!! Now don't forget, if it's wooden, and being thrown away, grab it! Yes, I admit, I'm a garbage picker! And I don't want to stop! LOL