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