Thursday, March 24, 2011

Equipment Locker Toy Boxes

Before Jimmer Fredette, my boys were all about football and picked it as the theme for their room. If you haven't seen their room, check it out here. It's still a work in progress.

I wanted to make some "equipment locker" toy boxes. My Dad is a principal and was on spring break last week and said he would help. I've never worked w/ saws etc. and was excited to get to try them out. I think I might watch to much HGTV. Those carpenters are really fast and make it look really easy. These 2 boxes took us all day.

My Dad had all the tools and supplies (and technical knowledge). I only had to buy hinges and wood putty, so they only cost me about $13.

It was fun hanging out w/ my Dad. He did most of the work and I just handed him stuff (reminded me of my childhood). He even agreed to help me w/ a few more projects this summer so stay tuned.
TADAAA! (after a hard day's work)

BEFORE

AFTER


I painted them the same way as the rest of the furniture in the room. Then I cut out a stencil w/ my Cricut and wrote "Saints' Property" and "Ravens' Property". You might not be able to see it with my awesome photography skills, but trust me that's what it says. I think I'm going to make cushions for them so they'll be like a window seat. I need to come up w/ some sort of window treatment too.
I guess I haven't said it yet, but my Dad rocks!

Check out what else I've done to my house here.
Linking up here.

10 comments:

  1. amazing. if you had to buy those in the store they would be so expensive!

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  2. these are so cute...very vintage looking...what fun you could do this project with your dad...makes them extra special...thanks for linking up to fridays unfolded and have a wonderful weekend.

    blessings,

    alison
    stuff and nonsense

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  3. Wow, what a transformation! Turned out really great for you. And they look very nice as well. :-)

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  4. these are really cute. I still remember my toy box from when I was little.

    megan
    craftycpa.blogspot.com

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  5. These are darling- love how they came out!! The stencils are great-well done!! Thanks for sharing at FNF! :)

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  6. Those look so fantastic and how neat to have made a memory to go along with them! :-) Thanks so much for sharing this at Inspiration Friday this week!
    Vanessa

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  7. This is awesome! Perfect boys room. I am diggin the toy boxes and the player on the wall! I would love to have you share this at my VIP party today =) http://designergarden.blogspot.com/2011/03/vip-party-8.html

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  8. This is great, and looks much better than those plastic tubs. :)

    Tnx for linking up at my party this weekend!

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  9. What a great improvement!!! They look so nice! Thanks for sharing on Fancy This Fridays! Can't wait to see what you come up with next!

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