Well it was ‘Project Organization’ at my house over the weekend. I got a TON done, and managed to make a few things with my ever growing scrap pile!
I had a bunch of Purebond Plywood leftover from my son’s dresser that I built, so I decided to make a toy box for me! That’s right… For me.
Here is how it turned out…
As I mentioned, I spent the weekend organizing. This project knocked out 2 birds with one stone. I was able to shrink my scrap pile and get rid of this doozie that’s been in my room at the same time!
Don’t judge… Ok… You totally can
But… I am proud to say that the baby’s toys have some new digs…
I adapted Ana’s great plan for her toy box to build mine. I loved hers, but was determined to spend no money on mine. I had to shorten it just a bit so I had enough wood.
I used my incredibly awesome Kreg Jig® once again for this build. Did I mention that you all need one???
I used 3/4″ pocket holes and my settings looked like this…
These are the sides of my toy box…
And my base…
I built my box just like Ana’s instructions told me to…
To finish this baby I used a stain and latex paint.
I first stained the box using Rust-Oleum Ultimate Wood Stain in Kona. LOVE.
For my trim pieces I used MDF scraps that I had. You can also use cheap furring strips for almost nothing!
Once I attached them I taped off the stained box and painted the trim with a cream latex paint.
My last step was adding a wood scrolly… Pretty sure they have a name, but that’s what we will call it ;-) You can buy these at Lowe’s and Hobby Lobby also have great metal ones that would be super cute and cheap!
Mine was leftover from a different project. I just painted it with my latex paint and nailed and glued it to the front of the box. That’s it! So simple… And just a little bit prettier than the old clothes basket!
Oh I love me some scraps…
I figure when it doesn’t hold toys anymore it will also make a great blanket basket!
So… What have you made with your scraps?? I would love to hear about it!
Remember you can see the full tutorial on these easy, peasy boxes over at Ana-White.com!
Thanks so much for stopping by!! Have a great Tuesday!