My Fabulous Raised Toybox

07.20.11 By //
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Th perfect furniture like solution for toy storage. Seems like no matter how much storage I build, the toys keep on coming…ugh. But with pieces that add a little extra something to a room with their bold color or stylish capabilities, it makes that fact a little less irritating, am I right?

I adore the color and absolutely no wiggle wabble whatsoever. Click here to learn how I was able to get the build perfected, the first time out of the gate…

The full set of plans for this piece can be found here.

It would seem I forgot to carve out the handles…shucks..not to worry, I will go back in and tackle that this weekend using a 1 1/2″ hole saw attachment for my drill.  I will have to create a few holes in a row to get the handle looking even remotely handle like, but that shouldn’t be a problem.

I would love to add casters to this, and I think I may do just that.  This little friend is anything but little, and in fact quite heavy.  Casters, handles, maybe even a tow rope to give me some toy storing and picking up ease.

Under $25 since I used 1×8 boards for the body of this unit and 2×2’s for the legs. This left a small space between the boards for the bottom which helps with all of that random debris that accumulates in toy boxes otherwise!

I wanted a bit of a rustic painted finish, but I didn’t want to add extra steps to the finishing process (I don’t really have a lot of extra time on my hands, so quick is crucial!). I simply painted directly over the bare wood, with no primer and left my finish a bit sparse in areas. No sanding on the back end and 2 coats of wipe on poly did the trick beautifully. The color is Duck’s Egg by Martha Stewart for Home Depot and it’s even more fabulous in person, and Low VOC as well!

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