Bingo! Found a nice, clean on the inside, sturdy toy chest at a yard sale for fifteen dollars. It didn't fit our décor, but I didn't want to pass up on a solid wood piece that would help us with storage. Also, the lid had a slow close mechanism that was safe for our youngest to get his stuff in and out of without injury. Side note, after having one son fracture his finger messing with his sleeping brother's toes while laying on the couch, I try to keep our doctor's visits down to a minimum; try, being the key word. (In my other son's defense, he was asleep and didn't know that when he rolled over, his little brother's finger got twisted.)
We don't have a play room, so our family room is where we keep most of our boys' toys. It can get ridiculously messy at times, so I'm always looking for ways to keep it organized. Recently we purchased a bedroom dresser to sit under our television because of all the storage space.
I wanted to see if I could paint the toy chest to match our family room style. I took to the chest with Kilz and then used the dry brush method, with some left over paint, to create that wood grain look. It turned out really well and matched our storage dresser.
The now matching chest gives us a place to quickly stash toys for when we entertain. Love this piece as a coffee table, but also thinking it might be more useful somewhere else.
Trying to decide if I would rather have it as a coffee table or a storage bench where I can sit with my sons while they practice and play their music. Hmm, thinking I'll keep my eyes open for another toy chest, next time I go hunting.
Thanks for stopping by! By the way, where do you think it looks best?
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