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Is it Possible To Make A Pretty Homemade Toy Box? :: Last Shreds Of Sanity
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The Diva Needs A Toy Box

[ 8 ] March 17, 2010 |
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I have been on a mission for a while now to get The Diva a good toy box. The old diaper boxes just aren’t working anymore. The problem is that all the ones I have found are either too small or too expensive and I certainly can’t afford a custom job. I think I will have to build it myself. I found a tutorial and it doesn’t seem that hard. All I need is a door hinge or two, some wood, glue, nails and some paint. I could even put a decorative handle on the lid for easy access and no squished fingers. I am sure they have those safety hinge things at Home Depot and some pretty handles. I really think I could do this.

I want the top to have a pad so it could act as a bench as well. I love double duty furniture. :D I could get some stencils and put The Diva’s name on it and maybe some cute characters or flowers. She loves flowers. I want it to be girly, but tough at the same time. Ro is not exactly gentle with her things and loves to climb and jump. I already have a drill, an electric sander and clamps….what could be so difficult about it? The home improvement stores will cut the wood for you and I am sure my neighbor has a router I could borrow.

I would love to have my own set of routers, table saws, pneumatic nail guns, etc., but my Husband feels I would be far too dangerous with them. I think he’s afraid I will be quite literally able to nail him to the wall if I had a nail gun. :P Then again, he may think long and hard about messing with me if I had one.

Hmmm…Mother’s Day is coming up… :P


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  1. 1
    Nina Say says:

    That sounds like a great toy box! I need one as well, my daughter has so many toys and using a cardboard box is UGLY!
    .-= Nina Say´s last blog .. =-.

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    LOL I am the only person that gets to use power tools in my house. And that toy box is beautiful. I think you could totally do it.
    .-= Frantic Holly´s last blog ..OhMiBod and Getting Lucky =-.

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    Shannon says:

    You can do, I know it! Lucky little girl. :)

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    Emilie says:

    Ha ha! Diaper boxes? Hehehehe. But yep, you are totally capable of doing it! Good luck!
    .-= Emilie´s last blog ..List Your Giveaways! {Linky Love #38} =-.

  5. 5

    Hey! If you end up getting some tools for Mother’s Day will you make one for me too?
    .-= Karen of 3G2S´s last blog ..Review: Breeze Comfort Perforated Push-Up Bra =-.

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    Heather says:

    The one in the pic is super cute. I need one for Hannah! I’m the same as you – if I had a garage I’d have a wood shop in there…love working on projects like that. But since I don’t have the space, we’ll have to buy one.
    .-= Heather´s last blog ..Funny Google Search Term for Today =-.

  7. 7

    That is one cute toy box!! My daughter could certainly use one like that too :)

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