If you have been following me from the very first post, you know that I gave this toy chest a new paint job from dirty cream to a beachy stripe.
Well, the chest has not actually been working for me anymore, in fact it was just taking up space in our little house and it was storing junk...I was reluctant to get rid of it as it was my toy chest as a child, handmade by my grandfather.
Time for a change...... I decided that it could be converted to a cupboard as it fitted perfectly next to my bed. Sean built a little base for it and added a shelf and door latch inside. He also sanded the whole thing down for me.
My little helpers jumped at the chance of painting the base coat and in turn were covered in paint! Hmm... anyway they had fun together.
The top coat is a very bright turquoise.
I bought a seriously cool wooden heart shape from Spotlight a while ago, because my bedroom will have a heart theme when I eventually get around to making it over.
I painted one side of the heart white, and gently pressed that side down onto the lid. It was really uneven in places but I was actually pleased with the effect.
A few days later - I applied a dark wood stain to the whole cupboard. I wiped the stain on with a soft cloth and wiped it off immediately. After another 24 hours I polished the surface twice and buffed to give it a smooth finish..
I love how cute it is and the extra storage is really great
Now I need a lamp and something special to display on the top...I'm still thinking about that....
Thanks for stopping by everyone, have a safe and happy weekend
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