Wednesday, February 20, 2013

The Toy Box

Hi there.  We're so glad you stopped by!
One of our granddaughters was in need of a toy box. What's a DIY Grandma to do, you ask. 
Make one!
Because I have not mastered the power tool world yet, I had my husband help me with this one.

We used 1" X 8" pine boards, we got at Menards.

I decided I wanted it to be 2 boards high so that she could reach all the way to the bottom to get any toy she wanted. 

We made it 3 boards wide, to hold her MANY toys!

We screwed the corners together and then added a piece of 1" X 2"on the inside corners and sides, to keep it stable.

Underneath, we added a 1" X 8" to each end to keep the bottom boards stable.

We attached wheels to make it easy to go from the bedroom to the living room. 

Our son in law has told us the wheels are the best part!

Then we stained it. 

We drilled 2 holes in each end for the rope handles. 

At Lowe's, they have any area of different sized rope on spools.  You can choose the length you want and buy it by the foot.  They even cut it for you.

On the inside of the toy box, we tied the rope in to knots.  We tried a few different ideas for attaching it, but the knot worked the best.

I used my silhouette Cameo to make a stencil.  I had the butterfly in my stash.

I used a cream colored paint to stencil it. 

I wanted to keep it neutral so that she could use it in her bedroom, or the living room or perhaps even her closet.
Here she is, along with some of her friends.  From the sweet little smile on her face, I think she likes it.
I'm thinking one day she is going to figure out how to give her little brother rides in here. 
Won't that be fun?
Maybe I should have called this post "The Toy Box/Wagon".
Thank you so much for stopping by.  It means the world to us!

Linking up to:
Sweet Anne Designs - Sweet Sharing Monday


  1. That is super cute, awesome job! !

  2. Thank you so much! I appreciate you stopping by and commenting.

  3. Nice job, I like the wheels on the bottom. It looks very cute :) (The last picture is adorable!)

    I wanted to invite you to our weekly Meet & Greet Blog Hop! It runs Friday nights till the end of Monday, come stop by if you have time this weekend and link up :)

  4. Hi Laurie,

    Thank you so much for stopping by and commenting. I'm so honored that you like my toy box!

    Thank you also for inviting me to the Meet and Greet Blog Hop! I linked up and am now your newest follower.

    I will stop by again next week:)


  5. Hi Kelly! Thank you for linking up at Fun Friday blog hop and for following. I'm following you as well :)

    Have a great week!


    1. Thank you so much, Anne! I truly appreciate it.

      You have a great week, too!


  6. What a cute idea for a toy box! Following you back via GFC. Thanks for sharing!

  7. Thank you so much for taking the time to look at my Toy Box. And, a huge thank you for becoming a follower!


  8. What a great idea! It looks great, and she is so adorable in her new toy box!! Thank you so much for sharing at A Bouquet of Talent. Have a wonderful weekend.


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