Tuesday, May 18, 2010

old things new

I've been saving H's old wipe boxes to turn into toy boxes. H has a bunch of little toys - rattles, teethers, keys, links, etc. and I figured they needed a better home than strewn across the living room floor. So, here's what I did:

First, I soaked the boxes in hot soapy water to get rid of the wipe smell.

Then, I traced the sides of the box and made a pattern for the sides and top.

Then, I traced the pattern on the back of a sheet of scrapbook paper and cut it out.

Then, I applied the paper to the box using a layer of Mod Podge and let it dry.

After it was dry, I put a layer of glossy Mod Podge over all of the paper and once it dried I applied a second layer.

And Viola! new toy boxes instead of old wipe boxes. H has already figured out that all of his toys are in there and loves to take his toys out and put them back in... or at least try.

Also, stay tuned for another furniture project. I found a GREAT coffee table at the Salvation Army. It is just desperately in need of some paint, or a stain... I can't decide which. I've never stained anything and it seems kind of complicated?

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