Grandpa's Homemade Toy BoxDecember 5th, 2011 in member junk
When my generation of grandchildren were in our elementary ages...my Grandpa made each of us a small toy box. My Grandma painted our names on each of these little boxes. Mine is buried in the garage somewhere filled with my baby clothes...a project for another day. But my cousin was cleaning out his garage and brought me his cast offs. He doesn't have much of a relationship with my Grandparents (they are his Step-Dad's family) so he doesn't have as much sentimental attachment to the toy box as I do.
So instead of getting rid of it...I sanded it and grabbed the paint! I removed the lid, as it needed some tlc. Painted the box cream with a tobacoo glaze. I restained the lid in a dark mahogany stain. I attached the piece of cast iron that I had bought at Hobby Lobby for $5.
The box was perfect to raise up my TV so we could put our Snowman Collection out for the Holidays!
Pattern or design used: My own design - Family Cast Offs
posted in: member junk, metal, wood, cream, paint