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Diy, thrifty home decor decorating ideas on a budget. Painting furniture, stenciling projects. Turning trash to treasure.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

What is happening to me?

Two painting tutorials in a week?
That is just not normal for me.
I told you I was going to work on improving that, and I guess I kept my word so far.
This toy box we have had for about 10 years.  It actually has been sitting in Alex's closet with a lot of toys in it, that the boys have outgrown and no longer play with.
When I decided to the the Copy cat challenge, I pulled it out of the closet.
Had NO clue as always what I was going to do with it.
I never really have a set plan when I start a project. I kinda do as I go.
I had the paint on hand already.
The only thing I bought was the No trespassing sign.

 Kilz was my friend! Made it much easier to paint.
 The nice thing about this piece, is that I did not have to tape it off. The grooves really helped..
As you can see I used a Satin Black color, and the green was by dutch boy, it is called in the Garden.

 Then came the fun part of junkin it up...Sanded away the edges..
 I also just sanded away the sign to make it look old and weathered.
Jack is loving his new OLD toy box.
Enjoy the day, and as always thank you for stopping by and reading me:) XO!

Joining my friend Carrie for her Amaze me Monday party
Susan for her MM party
Joining Beth from A to Z on her first tutorial party

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Blogger Donna said...

Debbie, what an interesting color combo. What are the names of the colors? Sometimes the computer monitors make it look a bit different than they actually are. Love your projects!

February 13, 2011 at 8:38 AM  
Blogger Debbiedoos said...

Hi Donna, the colors are satin black, and In the Garden by dutch boy. It is a unique combo, however, turned out very cool! Thanks for stopping by. XO

February 13, 2011 at 8:41 AM  
Blogger Becca Bertotti said...

Great job, Debbie! The colors are fun together ... and the added "No Trespassing" sign is such a fun addition! Your kiddo must love it. It looks great at the foot of his bed, too. You *are* on a roll. Happy Valentine's Day. *Becca*

February 13, 2011 at 8:45 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Great job Debbie.. I love the sign. Have a great Sunday.. I'm
working on the guest room it seem like it's taking for ever... just a couple on sewing projects to finish.. I think I bit off more than I can chew..LOL have a wonderful Sunday


February 13, 2011 at 8:52 AM  
Blogger Leslie {Goodbye, house. Hello, home!} said...

You have painting fever. The only cure is to smell paint fumes.
You'll get better in no time at this rate!

February 13, 2011 at 9:09 AM  
Blogger laxsupermom said...

I loved this trunk when you showed off his room. Thanks for showing the painting steps. I love how you didn't even need to tape because of the grooves. Thanks for sharing.

February 13, 2011 at 9:21 AM  
Blogger Vicki said...

What a fun project! You did a great job! The sign is the "icing" on the trunk ... so to speak.
Have a wonderful day!

February 13, 2011 at 9:22 AM  
Blogger Lori said...

Love your color choices on this one. I would not have thought of the dramatic block pattern. Wonderful job.

February 13, 2011 at 9:24 AM  
Blogger Rose @ Confessions of a Curbshopaholic said...

Wow, that looks great! The colors really work together, and love the whimsical sign.

February 13, 2011 at 9:32 AM  
Blogger Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

This turned out great. It looks wonderful at the foot of his bed. Very clever. Love the sign. Hugs, Marty

February 13, 2011 at 10:08 AM  
Blogger Grace @ Sense and Simplicity said...

The trunk looks great. I would never have thought to paint it in the two colours, but it really works.

February 13, 2011 at 10:22 AM  
Blogger linda said...

it did indeed turn out great and the sign distressed was the perfect touch:)

February 13, 2011 at 10:36 AM  
Blogger Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Good Morning sweet pea..Girl you have so mcuh talent..Hello peeps she needs her own show..hugs and smiles Gloria

February 13, 2011 at 10:38 AM  
Blogger Something Nice and Pretty said...

So neat Debbie, love the colors and I'm sure Jack thinks you are the BEST mom in the whole world!


February 13, 2011 at 10:48 AM  
Blogger Ricki Treleaven said...

I love this project. Of course the sign makes it. I'm sure your son just LOVES that :D

February 13, 2011 at 10:58 AM  
Blogger Carrie @ Dittle Dattle said...

Debbie, I really like all the touches that you made in Jack's room. How can you remake a room over so quickly? I've been on my son's room since November! I'm ready to move on to another project :D

February 13, 2011 at 11:41 AM  
Blogger Kathy said...

Great job Deb, that sign is perfect for your guy!

February 13, 2011 at 11:46 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Very nice re-do. Looks a little edgy and I like that!

February 13, 2011 at 11:53 AM  
Blogger Dawn said...

Love the toy box over haul. Multi-purpose pieces are great for hiding things. Looks wonderful :)

February 13, 2011 at 12:05 PM  
Blogger Pam Kessler said...

Jack has been a lucky kid this week with all your painting and decorating. I like your color choices.

February 13, 2011 at 1:09 PM  
Blogger Shelly @Crafty Creative Studio said...

Great results! The distressed sign is the perfect touch!

February 13, 2011 at 1:12 PM  
Blogger Heather{Our Life In a Click} said...

This looks so great Debbie! Love the sign, it's perfect for a boy's room!

February 13, 2011 at 2:20 PM  
Blogger Pam - @diy Design Fanatic said...

Debbie, your paint job on that toy box is perfect for the design of the room. You actually made the toy box look old, as if it had been put together using scrap pieces of wood. You created an antique! Seriously, it's perfect!

February 13, 2011 at 2:35 PM  
Blogger La said...

Ooh, I like! What a great way to transform an outgrown toy box into a young man's storage unit.

February 13, 2011 at 2:38 PM  
Blogger Caroline (Piorra Maison) said...

Fabulicious, great color combo. The sign is a great touch.

February 13, 2011 at 3:34 PM  
Blogger Daniella said...

Holy Crow!! THAT sounds like a party for me!!
I'm at a party right now, and there are some heavy hitters there! And, not one person has visited my blog!

Just have a question first. Does it have to be a new post? Home made? Just new to me? I just moved into this house 2 weeks and 1 day ago!! If you don't mind emailing me with that info, I'd really appreciate it!! (yes, I read the instructions, but I read them for the party I'm at now, and I got it wrong. o_O. I am a bit crazy with this move@!!)
My email is
I really want in for your party!!
Hopefully, I'l get a visitor!!

YOU are awesome!

February 13, 2011 at 3:46 PM  
Blogger Gypsy Heart said...

Great job! The sign is just perfect ~ especially for a boy.


February 13, 2011 at 4:35 PM  
Blogger Tammy@Beatrice Banks said...

That is too cute! You are so clever.

February 13, 2011 at 4:41 PM  
Blogger lvroftiques said...

You are on a DIY extravaganza my friend! You're making me feel old and lazy....which I am...but sheesh ya don't have to rub my nose in it...just sayin' *winks* The toy chest looks great! And once again little Jack scores a touchdown!...I need to shake his hand before I buy a lotto ticket *winks* vanna

February 13, 2011 at 4:54 PM  
Blogger Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Great job Debbie!
That is so perfect for a boy's room and I think you found the perfect inspiration for it!

February 13, 2011 at 5:19 PM  
Blogger Traci said...

I love the way you distressed the sign - very unique...Love the whole room!

February 13, 2011 at 6:36 PM  
Blogger Crystal @ Ordinary Days said...

AWESOME Debbie! I'm so glad you did this. I've got a toy box that was my husband's when he was a child. His grandfather made it. We are planning to paint it soon but I have no idea what to do with it yet! Yours looks great!! You have inspired me. :) I also LOVE the wagon in your son's room. What a great idea!

February 13, 2011 at 7:08 PM  
Blogger Stephanie Lynn @Under the Table and Dreaming said...

You are on a roll! I love how this chest turned out and I adore the color combos. Your little guys room is fabulous - I love the rustic feel and all the cool little trasures you have added - great job Debbie! Hope you have a wonderful week. Stopping by from BNOTP ~ Stephanie Lynn =)

February 13, 2011 at 8:47 PM  
Blogger NanaDiana said...

Debbie- That is just adorable. Love it! I'm sure it will be completely full again in no time. That was a stroke of genius to put the No Trespassing sign on there...seriously cute! xxooDiana

February 13, 2011 at 9:33 PM  
Blogger Carmen @ Life with Sprinkles on Top said...

The toy box turned great! I love the colors.

February 13, 2011 at 11:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The toy box looks really lovely! I'm wishing it was mine now. :D VERY creative, Deb!

February 14, 2011 at 12:14 AM  
Blogger Terry @ La Bella Vie said...

Oh girl, this is just fab! I think it looks like something you would see in an antiques shop and I'd buy it in a heartbeat!!!
Good job girl!

February 14, 2011 at 12:44 AM  
Blogger Atticmag said...

Great job on the toy box. Really creative with the sign. We have some really pretty bedroom ideas -- hope you'll stop by and see them. Jane

February 14, 2011 at 6:26 PM  

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