Sewing and Craft

Toybox refurbishment

I still have my childhood toybox. Unfortunately years of living in a damp cupboard had left it covered in mould and looking a bit shabby.

I do love the 70’s brightness that it was, but it was far too grotty to remain in original condition. I did try to save tweety but it wasn’t meant to be. I have left the funky interior though as I remember how much I liked it when I was a kid.

I gave it a good scrub down, repainted it with a water based white enamel, covered the existing lid with some new fabric, then added some peel off decals. When Elijah is older and has favourite colours and things I’ll redo it again but for now it matches nicely with the other nursery colours.

toybox copy



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1 Comment

  1. Mel

    November 6, 2011 at 1:26 pm

    Love it Ren, you are so artistic and clever! I would procrastinate for ages, never being able to decide the perfect colours/ way to do it … I like that you’ve done it for now with the intention of re-doing it down the track should Elijah wish to have different colours/ schemes! Clever way to get around the procrastination of prefectionism :)

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