Tuesday, August 25, 2009

~toy chest~

This is a chest my mom passed down to me. I wasn't in love with it as is but saw the potential. It was one of the first pieces I ever attempted to refinish. I wanted it to go in our nursery and hold the millions of baby blankets we had. I think it is now a perfect fit!

Instead of sanding a good friend told me about primers made especially to adhere to various surfaces without sanding. YAY! The easier the better in my book.

Then I painted it white.

Next I cut up and used Mod Podge to adhere different pieces of scrapbook paper I had found to the front of it.

Finally I painted and hot glued on the wooden letters.




  1. that is so adorable! i absolutely love it! you make it look so easy! :)

  2. That turned out great! I wouldn't have thought to do the scrapbook paper. I, like you, am really happy to hear about the non-sanding primer. I'm going to keep that in mind for sure!

  3. I was just saying to David, "Yeah finally a Snippet!" I love your ideas they are so cute!!!!

  4. What a beautiful way to keep family memories! It's perfect!

  5. I love how this turned out! What a difference!