Friday, July 22, 2011

Toy Box Make-Over

As most of you know I have been working on creating Lil Sara's "big girl" room...The look...Country Chic

(to see the previous Sara Room posts CLICK HERE)

I want to create her a space that she can entertain her dollies and care for her babies, take naps and generally just get her toys out of my living room...(yer I'll be honest, this project is really all about me *wink*)

So my challenge was to blend in a white melamine toy box with all the lovely country looking painted furniture...Well obviously painting it was not the answer since a box is a box is a box...and I really did not want to make it bulkier by adding trim detail...And since she needed some seating...

I created her a pillow top using one of her old crib comforters and some pink check cotton fabric from Walmart...Added giant buttons and VOILA...now she has a cute little bench.

I made it like a giant pillow case so I can remove the inch foam padding and wash the cover...Notice the ribbons...they are holding the buttons in place...again so the cover can be removed easily....I also used Velcro strips (the kind you sew one side to the fabric and the other glues to the hard surface)...this will keep it from slipping when she opens and closes the toy box.

You may remember these flowers I got on clearance for 28cents each...
Well I butchered 3 for the giant buttons...Actually I butchered 4 but one did not survive the carnage.

Now not only does she have a place to store her toys that blends in nicely with the rest of the room, but a great place to host a tea party with some of her favorite friends...

Blessings Kelsie

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11 comments:

Riet said...

That is a great looking box , well done with the pillow. I once made onne just like that and we used it for ages .
happy pink Saturday

On Crooked Creek said...

Kelsie,
How adorable! Now 'lil Sara can "hide" her toys!!! Too cute!
Fondly,
Pat

Marydon said...

What a darling idea Kelsie. Love this fabulous creation.
Happy PS weekend ~
TTFN ~
Marydon

Zuzu said...

So sweet! I wallpapered my kids toybox years (ok, yes, many years) ago - I like your solution much better! :)
Happy weekend to you & yours!!!
~ Zuzu

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Happy Pink Saturday Kelsie Sweetie...
What a beautiful creation. I have a feeling your little one, Ms Sara is going to be playing in her toy box a lot more. If not in it, then she will be sitting on it. How pretty it looks. I love that you also used the little pink gingham ruffle, as it is so fun and playful. Love the big buttons as well.

Isn't it fun to recycle some of our favorite things? In this case, a beautiful comforter, that can still be displayed in another form. I love it.

Have a glorious weekend sweet friend. Thank you for the beautiful share. Many hugs and much love from Phoenix, Sherry

Karen said...

Kelsie, the toy box is adorable! I wish I would have come up with an idea like that when my boys were little, I could have made their toy box into a garage-y looking thing so they'd want to put the trucks and tractors away at night, lol. Oh, those days are over, but now with grandkids someday....hmmmmm....

I just think the little comforter made into a cushion is just wonderful!

Robin said...

So cute! The toybox turned out adorable.
Have a pinkishly beautiful weekend

Bonita Jane said...

How very very clever! You did a very nice job on the toybox seat cover. Glad you shared!

Bonita Jane said...

How very very clever! You did a very nice job on the toybox seat cover. Glad you shared!

sawn48 said...

How strange that you should post this project. I was just this morning thinking about reworking the grandchildren's old outdated toy box into a storage unit for my paints. Nice job on yours!

rosie said...

I think little Sarah is a very lucky girl to have a mummy like you.. Such a beautiful job..xx