Grandpa's Homemade Toy Box

December 5th, 2011 in member junk     
konarskio konarskio, member
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Before...with a bit of sanding.
Before...with a bit of sanding.

Before...with a bit of sanding.


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

Comments (3)

CottageElements writes: You did a beautiful job on this piece! Looks like it will be treasured for years to come!

Lani Posted: 7:38 pm on December 7th
suewhitney writes: What a great project. I love when family treasures can be saved. Good work!

Be Well,
Sue Posted: 9:18 am on December 6th
gadgetsponge writes: Great transformation. I really like the staining effect that you achieved to bring some instant age back. Posted: 5:13 am on December 6th
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