Unique Ideas for Freshening Up an Heirloom Toy Box?

Unique Ideas for Freshening Up an Heirloom Toy Box?

Carrie McBride
Oct 17, 2011

Q: I was handed down a wooden toy box built by my great grandfather and it's seen better days! Still in great condition physically, it has some stickers on it from its previous owners (my cousin's family) and just blends in with our hardwood flooring. I'm expecting a baby boy in about a month and my mom offered to help me refurb it. I could just paint it white and call it a day, but I'm interested in doing something unique instead. A bright color? Stripes? Stenciling? I have no idea! Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Sent by Megan

Editor: I'm reminded of this dresser transformation that retains much of the original wood but adds a unique design. You might even consider just cutting a design from white contact paper to make it impermanent. Readers, what creative ideas do you have for Megan?

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