Recently while cleaning out my closet for installation of our new carpet, I “found” the old toy chest my kids used 25+ years ago. Once I got it emptied, I didn’t want to get rid of it, mainly for sentimental reasons. Then it hit me that it would be the perfect toy chest for my grandson Jackson’s room. Taking my cue from a toy chest featured in a PB kids catalog, I shamelessly copied it. The toy chest is a little roughed up but I think that adds to its character and it will certainly get dinged up when Jackson throws his toys and trucks in it.
So here’s what the PB toy chest looks like….
…and it costs $199.00 plus S&H!
I spoil my grandkids but I’m really not into spending over $200 on a toy chest!
So I got out some stencils and red craft paint and in just a few minutes I had my own version of the PB toy chest…
Had to do a little gluing and clamping of one of the boards that had come off.
I cut out each letter of his name and taped them down, spacing evenly. This was a quick and easy project and will come in real handy for Jackson’s room.
Then in a few years when Jackson outgrows it, I’ll stain over “Jackson” and stencil “Cade” on it, so both of my grandsons will get to use the toy chest that belonged to their parents. Pretty neat, huh? I thought so, too!
Looks like my glue didn’t dry clear. Any ideas on how to get this glue residue off? My husband said try using something like Goop Off.
We’re off to the gulf area again for a couple of days then SEC football starts Saturday. W-A-A-A-R EAGLE!