Superhero Toy Box

One of my close friends is having a baby boy any day now. For her shower gift, she asked me to paint this old little table so she could use it as a toy box in the baby’s new room.

The theme?
Oh yeah, challenge accepted.

painted goodwill toy boxThe first thing I did was tape off the inside of the toy box. Since I’m sure little superhero and bad guy dolls will be thrown in here, I thought paint not be the best choice for the inside. It would probably chip in no time with some a rough and tough little boy!

painted superhero toyboxNext I primed the entire table with Zinsser Bull’s Eye 123 Primer spray paint (it’s much easier to prime spindled legs with spray paint than a brush).

prime superhero toy boxNext it was time to pick out the perfect base color for the toy box. I chose an amazing electric blue called Keeping Suzi at Bay from the new OPI Color Palette by Clark+Kensington available exclusively at The Paint Studio from Ace Hardware.

opi keeping suzi at bay paintWhile I waited for the paint to dry, I designed some superhero decals to put on the table. A big super W for the little boys first name (Will), plus some POW and BANG graphics.

superhero graphics for toy boxI printed out the designs on my home printer, trimmed them out, then applied them to the table with Mod Podge.

mod podge superhero toy boxAnd here is the final result!
I hope it will fit in perfectly with baby Will’s superhero themed nursery.

superhero kids toybox

superhero kids toy box

superhero toy boxI absolutely love this bright blue color from the OPI color palette by Clark+Kensington available exclusively at The Paint Studio. There’s three different color palettes available, including The Artist, The Wild Heart and The Romantic (total of 18 new colors). This is your opportunity to bring OPI’s fashion-forward colors to life for home décor.

opi palette colors


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Distressed Old White ASCP End Tables

It was a super busy weekend but at least I got some things accomplished, including a little furniture makeover for my best friend’s house.
CHALK PAINT white end tableShe’s in the process of refreshing her family room a bit and was in desperate need of new end tables. We were seriously shopping her house and my furniture graveyard (code word for basement). At one point we had 5 different end tables sitting in the room but nothing seemed quite right.

Then we searched her basement and found two of these… Perfect shape and size for her family room. Just needed a coat of paint.

old white ASCP end table beforeWe decided on Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Old White. Great coverage, plus we wanted to distress the edges a bit. Hey, with her 4 kids they’re going to get banged up no matter what. Might as well give them a head start.

ASCP old white end tableI actually primed them a bit first, even though it’s not needed with chalk paint. Then I did two coats of Annie Sloan.

old white end table ASCPOnce that dried I distressed the edges with my sanding wedge and gave the entire table a coat of clear wax.

old white ASCP tableAnd here’s the new end table in its place…

ASCP old white end tableI love this room. It kind of has a beachy feel to it with the color scheme, pillows, and accents.

Now you really can’t tell it’s distressed until you’re up close since the original color of the wood is so light. But the subtle pops of wood showing through are my favorite part.

old white distressed end table

ASCP distressed white end table

distressed old white end tableAnd we even toyed around with switching out the hardware, but I think it works with the new tables.

paint distressed old white end tableNow I did mention that there’s two of these tables that I painted over the weekend. The other one sits on the other side of the room, but I’m saving that reveal for another day when we make her window cornices. So stay tuned…

CHALK PAINT white end table