Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Toy Box for Peter

I found this great wooden box while thrifting. (Value Village)

I didn't measure it, but it's a good sized box, perfect for a little boy I know to store his cars and other treasures.

The top was embossed with a logo, but I figured I could work with that. I didn't have a plan when I bought it, but I wound up using a couple of the same techniques I'd used with my Art Club for this project. 

I lightly sanded the top of the box and then added some blobs of acrylic craft paint. 

I used a credit card to scrape the paint over the surface. Once the paint dried, I collaged letters cut free hand from an old street map. I also cut small squares from the map to add as a border (and to cover the logo.)  I added a couple more coats of glossy Mod Podge to make sure they were going to stay put. I gave it to him for Christmas along with some also-thrifted metal Matchbox cars.

And when we visited the grands last month, I saw that Peter was putting his box to good use, filling it with the toys and treasures a boy (who is five years old today!!) loves to keep.

Grand kids grow even faster than your own kids. Did you know that?

Make it a Wonderful Day!

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