Monday, September 21, 2009

~ Someone Elses Trash to my Son's Treasure (Box) ~

Doesn't this look just lovely!!?? Would you put your son's toys in this and let him play in it??

Probably not - I wouldn't either - perfectionist, neat-nick that I am!

Smelling of tools and dirty stuff stored for years........ Phew! But I wanted a place to hide his toys, so I wouldn't have to see them all the time since they were just in a basket. So when I stumbled across this at GW for only $6.50 - I said "unhuh!" With a little bit of paint, paintbrush and imagination -


My son's clean, neat, new treasure chest!

Stored behind the couch for a little play area.....
Take a look at all those toys that I can hide now!
He even climbed right in. =)
*Sigh* Perfect solution. End of unsightliness.

Joining in on Monday at Between Naps on the Porch, Southern Hospitality and Twice Remembered, on Tuesday Trash to Treasure and on Thursday, A Soft Place to Land and The Shabby Chic Cottage!

28 comments:

Shanty 2 Chic said...

Oh I love this... trunks are my FAV! Great job!!
~Whitney

Ashley @ AshleysBusy said...

Wow, great job. It looks so nice in white :)

Shelia said...

HI Rebecca! Oh, who could have known that old trunk could have looked this cute? Love how you painted the hardware and corners a different color and the scripture inside is wonderful. Seems like your little one likes it! Great job.
Be a sweetie,
shelia ;)

bj said...

absolutely perfect!!
xo bj

Kammy said...

Sooooo cute and functional ! I love the photo of your little guy with his stuff !
Hugs ~ Kammy

Deanna said...

Hello from Kansas!
This is really neat what you've done to this trunk by refreshing it with a change of color.

May you have a blessed life,
d from Homehaven

Caro's Thrifty Adventures said...

Yknow what's a shame? When I go "curbside shopping" in my town (each week), I always see AT LEAST one or two old metal trunks like this, in the trash!! I have no place for them in my house. And I can't always pick 'em up and bring them to the thrift store. Sigh. I cant believe people are just throwing them away! :(

If everyone saw what you can do with one, like you did, they wouldn't throw them out now would they?

I bet your son's happy!!

the queen said...

What a great trunk and at an unbelievable price. I like the color you picked

Lisa Shatzer said...

It looks great painted white. I love the verse on the inside. Great job!!

Victoria said...

Great little trunk! Love the verse you painted inside.

Miss Mustard Seed said...

That must've been a lot of work to paint around all those hinges and trim, but it looks great. I love the verse inside. What a great reminder that in the end, it's all just stuff.

Cami @ Creating Myself said...

What a transformation...love the verse inside!

Chari said...

Hi Rebecca...

Oooh...you did good, my friend! Love that beautiful trunk and you got a deal at just $6.50!!! Love your new paint and you're right...it looks so much cleaner and prettier! What a great idea for toy storage for your little one in the living room! He sure is a sweetie...so cute!!!

Warmest wishes,
Chari

Audra said...

What an amazing job on the trunk. I did one similar to this for my niece a few years back also from a cast off (curb side shopping). How can you beat that?

Cass @ That Old House said...

What a cute trunk! Excellent makeover. and that little guy??? ADORABLE!
Cass

Jane (Frugal Fine Living) said...

You did a fabulous job refurbishing that old trunk. I love the storing up treasures reference inside the lid ... wonderful!

Jane

Mary Ellen (megardengal) said...

Wonderful idea and I love the way you took the opportunity to hide some scripture in his heart albeit the toy box!!

blessings
mary

Martha said...

What a great treasure box.

Betty Ann Stoltzfus said...

I love to see how you make something nice out of "trash."

Leanne said...

That looks great and it looks like he loves it too. It's a beautiful treasure box.

Its So Very Cheri said...

I love old suitcases for storing items too.

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nannykim said...

Great job--kids do love to climb in toy chests!

nannykim at

http://spindlecottage.blogspot.com

Kimm at Reinvented said...

I had a storage chest like that when I was in college. I won't tell you how long ago that was. Love the makeover.

Grits414 said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE it! I'm looking for something similar for our den! It looks like Toys R Us exploded in there!

Sheri said...

Very cute! We did the trunk thing once, but I was too scared of the lid falling and hurting the littles.

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Captured by Love said...

I thought about the lid thing - and went to Lowes to see about one of those hinges that go on the side.... but the screws to put it in were HUGE! They would have come out of the OUTside of the box about an INCH! So I thought I'd try it this way for a little while.... my little guy has done fine with it so far. Doesn't seem to be interested in playing with the lid (yet!).

Thanks for all the comments!!!! I love to hear from each one!

Leanne said...

Thanks for visiting my site. My kids love the area. The toy trunk is perfect. I love the look.

Simply Heart And Home said...

Rebecca,

What a wonderful idea for a toy chest! You did a lovely job of making it charming!

Gina

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