Image Transfer on Painted Toy Box with Fabric Lined Bottom

Image Transfer on Painted Toy Box

Image Transfer on Painted Toy Box

This toy box is actually not old, I confess. It’s rather new actually in comparison to most pieces that I work on.  I believe it had a date underneath stating 2001. But every household with a child seems to have or need a toy box, so I decided to give this one a makeover. toy box, slow close lid, unfinished toy box

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Unfinished Toy Box

One benefit to a newer toy box is that it already has a slow close lid to protect those little fingers from getting smashed. It also has a removable bottom, which is a good thing because the bottom had seen better days. I know just what to do to remedy that!

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The Project

The removable bottom was lined using this gorgeous fabric from Minted. The soft colors are so pretty yet neutral enough for anyone. The quality of the fabric is also far better than any other I’ve worked with. Swoon!chevron fabric, decoupage fabric,

Next, I pulled a color from the fabric to start painting the toy box. I chose a soft mint color called Pistachio.
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You can see how pretty the paint color looks with the fabric of the toy box bottom. mint chalk paint, chevron fabric

Don’t get angry with me, but I don’t leave the toy box painted in the pretty pistachio color. There’s more. After two coats of pistachio, the chest was then painted in White Linen, a neutral off white creating almost a white wash appearance. The entire toy box was then lightly sanded using my favorite flexible sandpaper, revealing the soft green color underneath. The flexible sandpaper seems less abrasive than the paper type, even when using the same number grit. chalk paint distressed, wet distress, toy box, staten island

The Image Transfer

On to the fun part, the image transfer! This is my second time working with one of these transfers; if you’d like to see my first project you can see it here: French Image Transfer on Vintage Buffet. Since the toy box has a much smaller front surface than say a dresser or buffet I chose to only use a portion of the image transfer that I purchased.

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I explain in the video how I went about transferring the image on to the toy box.

 

The Result – Painted Toy Box with Added Image Transfer

The white washed soft green almost plays tricks on your eyes.  Is it white? Is it green? Either way, it’s neutral and does not scream “hey, I’m a toy box” making it suitable for blankets and such when the kids grow too old for stuffed animals and plastic figures.image transfer, toy box, decoupage, nycfabric decoupage, toy box, painted toy box, staten island, manhattan  painted toy box, image transfer, decoupaged furniture painted toy box, image transfer, fabric decoupage, how to Painted Toy Box, Image Transfer, just the woodsPainted Hope Chest Fabric Lined Painted Toy Box with Image Transfer by Just the Woods Painted Toy Box with Image Transfer by Just the Woods Painted Toy Box with Image Transfer by Just the Woods image-transfer-on-hope-chest image-transfer-painted-toy-box

In case you’re wondering, I chose to NOT paint the interior of the toybox because it seemed silly to me to think that anything other than steel can hold up against kids and their toys.  *wink*

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*This toybox was donated to St Rita Catholic School for a fundraising raffle.

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