Spray Painted Toy Chests

I am getting really behind on putting new posts out here and for that I apologize. Yesterday I noticed that my traffic is beginning to spike from Pinterest repins so I figured I better start adding more content when I can!

I could have sworn that I had already posted my toy chest makeover but I could not find it so apparently I am losing my mind!

This weeks project is a simple spray paint makeover of some garage furniture. Total project time was a few hours and 2 cans of spray paint.

Our project starts with Ashley and her Mom finding this Fisher Price chest of drawers at a garage sale and bringing it home.

As soon as I saw it, I knew it was perfect for our garage and our wide assortment of kids toys. However, the color wasn’t my favorite but I knew it could easily be changed.

Overall it was a very simple project. I started  by taking out the drawers and removing the few screws holding them together.  I spread the parts across the backyard and then proceeded to use my favorite brand of spray paint… Rust-Oleum! A few coats of paint and a few hours drying time and I was ready to put them back together.

I was in too much of a hurry to get progress pictures so here it is finished in all its glory

Overall it has held up really well. There are a few spots were the paint has come off from the drawers rubbing against the sides but I have come to expect that when painting plastic. In addition, while I was doing this project, I also painted an old toy trunk that we had. Of course no before picture of that either. I think it had a blue lid and cream colored body.

Now we have a matching set!

Time Off

Ashley and I are getting ready to welcome the newest member into our family so my time posting will slow down for a bit. Don’t worry though, I still have plenty of DIY projects and posts in the works, it might just take a bit longer to get them up. I am thinking the first one back will be our new nursery which is amazing!

In the meantime, please enjoy this picture of my garage wall. Yes, I am painting my garage walls. Basically I had 8 gallons of paint that I needed to get rid of so I combined them all into a very large bucket and am using that to paint my garage.

I am also working on a total revamp to my workspace and when finished should allow me to work on projects easier without impacting my families ability to use the garage.

See you in a bit!