Toy Box Do Over
Posted By
Ruthie Tabone
Thursday, October 5, 2017
Materials Needed: 
  • Super Finish Max Extra
  • Paint
  • Decals

Project Steps


Hey everyone!  It's Ruthie from Refashionably Late again!  I'm going to share with you how I redid a toy box in my daughters' playroom.  I redid it about two years ago and loved the result but I was ready for some change!  (Plus my daughter drew all over it!)  I recently also gave the playroom a little makeover.  I go through periods of change and this was one that I felt compelled to do recently.  I want my girls to love this space and want to play in it and make lots of memories in this room!

Step 1

Like I had mentioned before I redid this toy box a couple years ago.  Here is what the toy box looked like from the beginning.  My mom had the toy box made by a local man and then painted the design on it.

Step 2

A couple years ago I repainted it a coral color and used a stencil to add some white detail to the top of the toy box.  

Step 3

Now it is time to redo it so that it matches my playroom design.  If you know anything about me then you know I love the combination of black and white.  I started by taking all the children's furniture outside so that I could spray them with my Super Finish Max Extra.  This was the first time I have used this sprayer and I did a little Facebook Live video and you can find it here.

Step 4

I decided to paint the toy box with Sherwin-Williams Emerald Urethane Trim Enamel paint in Alabaster.  I wanted a paint that would have a strong hold as it’s children’s furniture.  The Emerald Urethane Trim Enamel operates similar to their ProClassic line, but has the benefits of oil-based paint in a water-based formula.  Essentially, you still get great coverage like you would with ProClassic, but the paint is even more resistant to yellowing. 

Step 5

The best part about the Super Finish Max Sprayer Extra is that you don't have to thin most paints!  This is huge!  Such a time saver!  I was so excited that it worked great with the thick enamel paint!  I gave the toy box two solid coats of paint and now it was time to be decorated!

Step 6

Of course I had a cute little one that insisted on being a part of this makeover...princess outfit and all!

Step 7

It's now time to add your decals onto the toy box.  I used my Cricut Explore Air 2 and cut out a scalloped pattern on a large cutting mat.

Step 8

Once the decals were cut I stuck them onto the toy box.  I had to cut about 3 mats worth of the scalloped design so that it fit the toy box on all three sides.  When applying the decals I measured out about how far the design would go and then cut it to fit.  If there was an access decal then I used a box cutter to cut it off.


Step 9

The decals are a permanent vinyl but you can also buy removable vinyl if you want.  I went with the permanent but I have a feeling I'll keep it this way for quite some time.  Black and white is my favorite combo and I don't see that changing anytime soon.  :)

Thanks for stopping by and make sure to check out last month's post on my hollow core doors!  I shared the makeover over at my website.  You won't believe the difference a little paint can make and you have brand "new" doors!

Quick and easy toy box makeover

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