Toy Box to Sports Equipment Storage Makeover!

Hi friends! When my son outgrew his toy box it was eschewed onto the porch to hold baseball and softball gear. It is real wood and in great shape but it had a bright yellow paint job with accents of sharpie doodled on by a young child.


I can’t believe I didn’t take photo of the before, at least you will see it on film:) I am really pleased with how it came out. I tried wet distressing on chalk paint and that was way cleaner and easier than sanding for a distressed look. Why am I telling you all of this? Just watch the video and watch the transformation!



*Note, you can use a wax if the piece will be indoors but this toy box will live on the porch so I opted for a urethane based topcoat.


The great thing about chalk type paint is how it covers and preps in one step and the ability to wet distress it back. It is a bit more pricey than other acrylic paint but the quality of the paint and the ease of use makes up for it. Also you can use the coupon code FRUGAL to save 10% on your order at our sponsor Heirloom Tradition Paint. Do you have any furniture makeover plans? Let me know in the comments below! Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

4 Responses

  1. How stinkin cute is that?!?! My GRAND’s have a similar toy box that my brother made them (using all hand tools!) and I think I am going to run with your adorable idea!!! He had stained it so I will have to figure out how to seal it so that I can use water based paint on it…but I can’t wait!!! Thanks so much for sharing!


  2. Did you intend it to end up in the style of an English narrowboat’s traditional artwork or was that serendipitous?


    • No, but I thought the colors reminded me of a gypsy or carnival. I will have to check out the boats!


  3. Very pretty. Nice to see your lovely daughters painting with you.


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