Sunday, June 19, 2016

The DIY Toy Box Project Was A Success

Our DIY toy box project for the kids was a huge success! We purchased the supplies on Friday for a little less than $20. The kitchen table has been covered in newspaper all weekend. The wood crates and plaques were slathered with 2 coats of paint yesterday. The plaques were easy. The crates were a little tedious. However, overall, we had a lot of fun. Lots of laughs. We both got paint on our shirts in almost the same spot.

I may have sipped on a little wine during the process because THIS dog mom drinks wine and swears. I have no shame.

This was the scene earlier today. I put the final touches on the wood crates and name plaques. I allowed everything to dry for a couple of hours. During that time I tackled a little housework, prepped dinner and plugged away at some work stuff.

An hour before dinner, I put it all together. I tacked on some of the doggy paw print stickers. Then, I went through all of the toys, threw away a half dozen toys that had seen better days, and divided the toys based on who favors what.

You'll notice Lobo's toy box is different than the other two. The crates were slightly too high for Lobo to reach in. A shorter wood crate wasn't available. We improvised. It works.

The kids LOVE the toy boxes. We do too.

DIY takes a little time, but it's worth it. We made all 3 toy boxes for under $20. They're not elaborate or fancy. They're simple. Like us. Skill level for this project is easy. You don't need to be experienced to make these. If you can paint, write, add a few creative touches and glue, you can make these.

This is the first of many DIY Dog Mom Projects!

Stay tuned...

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