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.
Oh yeah, challenge accepted.
The 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!
Next 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).
Next 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.
While 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.
I printed out the designs on my home printer, trimmed them out, then applied them to the table with Mod Podge.
And here is the final result!
I hope it will fit in perfectly with baby Will’s superhero themed nursery.
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Too funny! We had 2 of these style tables when I was growing up. They were painted brown. In late high school, I spray painted one of them with that fleck paint stuff. LOL! It was white with small flecks of color. The table was my nightstand and I was always scratching my hands on it.
Then, a few years after that, I painted the other one with a design. I honestly don’t remember what the design was. They are in my Mom’s basement somewhere now.
These turned out cute!
Laurie H. says
Perfect! You did a great job turning the table into a toy box, indeed. However, I really liked the looks also from before. The wood seemed quite preserved, wasn’t it?
I can already picture it painted white, giving it a little rustic stylish design, maybe a pattern on those legs and placing it in my living room, haha! But I guess that is the beauty of old furniture, some pieces are so variable and flexible that they can serve as one wishes! Making a treasure from trash is a great hobby of mine too, and furniture makeovers (like these Reusing Old Furniture) likewise.
Yes, the wood was quite preserved but it’s what the Mommy wanted. I wasn’t about to argue with a 9 month pregnant lady 🙂