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Old Toy Box

jazzyramsAugust 1, 2012
So i still have my childhood Toybox that was made for me when i was little and really don't want to get rid of it. For now it is sitting in my wardrobe taking up space and I would rather re use it for something but seem to be stuck on ideas. If anyone has any suggestions it would be appreciated! Thanks!
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Emily Hurley
HI Jazzyrams, Do you maybe have a photo of the toybox you could share to get some ideas going for you? I have a similar issue with my childhood rocker. Can't bear to give it away, but it just sits in my garage at this point.
    Bookmark   November 30, 2012 at 10:38AM
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I too would love to see the size and shape of your toy box - perhaps you've found a solution/use since this post -
    Bookmark   November 30, 2012 at 10:44AM
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nasmijati
If the box was painted before 1978, the paint might contain lead. Take the box to a professional and get the paint stripped.

Now that the box is a "blank slate," you might consider finishing it with Danish Oil if the wood is pretty, or repainting it.

I am using my old toy box for exercise clothing and gear.
    Bookmark   December 2, 2012 at 6:05PM
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jazzyrams
Sorry for the late reply. I've kept the toy box in my wardrobe for now and am using it as a blanket box. I will eventually re paint it to make it fit in with the rest of my house
    Bookmark   December 8, 2012 at 3:13AM
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nasmijati
Good idea!
    Bookmark   December 8, 2012 at 12:17PM
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Nancy Hehmann
Any chance you will have children. They might like to use it as it is; I loved seeing things that had been my mother's.
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TanCalGal
I always use trunks for coffee tables. I think the decoration adds to the adorableness & I'm not sure I'd paint or refinish it at all. I sometimes add wheels to the trunk's bottom. How about pink wheels?
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    Bookmark   December 8, 2012 at 11:11PM
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