Thrifty Thursday – Toy Chest

The final piece Griff’s boys space room was missing was a toy chest for all those rocket ships and aliens. On my weekly trip to the thrift store, I stumbled upon this beauty.

It looked to me to be a handmade wooden box for storage. The only issue it had was one broken hinge. It came home with me for $10.00. I purchased it to transform myself, but my dear husband had the week of Thanksgiving off, and was not only completing the stuff on his “Honey Do” list, but also tackling the projects on mine. I didn’t mind so much. It was cute to see him trying to see the vision I saw in the box. First, it would take a new coat of paint. We picked a burnt orange to match the accent sheets on the bed and the big planet on the wall.

I purchased the cheap paint, and it took 4 coats to actually cover the red. Dear Hubby also changed out the hinges to larger more durable ones and painted the top black to match the rest of the furniture. Once all was dry, we moved it into the space.

It fits perfectly at the bottom of Griff’s bed. Price: $10.00, paint and hinges $9.00, total investment: $19.00. The whole room has really come together. It is so gratifying when a vision comes out better than you expected, isn’t it?

Now, to get to hemming those darn curtains!

Any good thrifts lately?




3 thoughts on “Thrifty Thursday – Toy Chest

  1. November 30, 2012 at 7:21 am

    It really isa fabulous, creative room. I’m so in love with the papasan chair – very clever. Nice work, PG!

  2. Cori Kingsley
    December 2, 2012 at 5:26 pm

    I love the toybox, Griffs room is adorable! Nice big space too!

  3. Smitha787
    March 30, 2014 at 1:51 am

    Very nice! ecdfekdfbd

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