Thursday, November 10, 2011

The House That Creaks # 8 Refurbished Toy Box

Hello!!! Happy Thursday to you. Thanks for stopping by. In case you have not read my first "House that creaks" episode. I call it that because some areas of the floors in this 20 year old house creak like no body's business! I totally want to fix it but secretly dont want to also because in just a couple of short years my daughter will be a teenager and possibly sneaking out of the house ! HA With these floors she will get caught for sure. Okay anywhoooo.......

I have had this toy box since I was oh.. 9 years old maybe?? It was up in the attic for a long time, then when my daughter was a wee one we got it down for her. Now she doesn't need it anymore. My first initial thought was to make a cushioned seat cover and I did that, but once I finally got the box looking like i wanted to, the material clashed.

Obviously my name was carved in it. If I was not going to have a seat cushion then I needed my name covered up. Got out the handy dandy wood filler. LOVE that stuff, it has been a big helper in quite a few projects. So filled in my name and sanded down the entire box. Primed it and Spray painted it gray. I looked like a big glob. I hated it. It was just missing something. I wandered around blog land. One girl (wish I would have kept her link) had the stencil pattern that I had already printed out from Emily at Jones Design Company.
she had used her stencil on a box and I squealed with delight! I just new I had to use the stencil on my toy box.

I am soooo in love with how it turned out. This is no longer an ugly grey glob. It is a deliciously fun refurbished piece!! YEA ME! oh, and the design is on both sides as well.
I have it sitting on the upstairs landing. I totally hate that lamp. I will be switched out.. eventually. Hopefully sooner than later. Last night i just finished that frame. I really need to hang it a little lower and post about it so, don't look at it yet! teehee

Thanks for looking!
Cheers!
~Julie~


3 comments:

Cindy said...

Julie, this is just awesome what you did to that trunk!! You could never tell it was the same one!! I did like your name it, though!!

Scrubbybubbles(sue) said...

Hi julie! :)

Wowee!!! this turned out fab-o my friend!!! LOVE it!! I just may have to "pin" this...LOL Good idea too about the creaking floors and a teenage daughter...:P We have to get one up on them SOMEHOW! yanno?! They're too smart for their own good sometimes!! Like my nephew..heeheehee
Anyhoo, have a great sunday! Oh and...a picture on the wall? a lamp? I don't see any of that! I must get these glasses adjusted *snerk*

Gina said...

WOW, WOW, WOW!! You are one talented girlie! That looks amazing!