April 15, 2013

Transforming A Toy Box

I use a toy box in front of my couch as an ottoman, of course it is filled with magazines, blankets and cat toys.  They are great storage coffee tables too!

I found this one for my booth and did a quick transformation


Here is how it started, it looked fine but, I know what will sell in my booth at Orange Tree...So, I painted it with Heirloom white 


Then enlarged two different graphics from Graphics Fairy and transferred the graphic with the blender pen method explained HERE.




I think I priced it around $55.00

I wanted to show you another quick transformation...It's two for one today! 


An ugly little desk got a coat of white paint.....


.....But still needed a little something so, I used a frame graphic from Graphics fairy and applied it with a blender pen around the knob

Just throwing out an easy quick idea if you have a transformation needing a little something!

Happy Creating!
Carol

40 comments:

marda said...

I love the toy box idea. Your transformation is perfect. So is the little desk. I'd buy both in a heartbeat.

shari said...

I love both pieces, but the toy box is my favorite! You do such a nice job on your furniture pieces.

Denise @ secondtimearoundfinds said...

Great pieces the toy box looks incredible it has a French look going on that I really like.
Denise

Connie@shabbyforsure said...

Hi Carol, Love how they turned out. Gotta love The Graphics Fairy. I just posted pictures of the Fancy Flea. Come check me out...Connie

chris mckinley said...

Love this idea!! I'm sure it was a quick sell in your booth! chris

Amy Jo said...

Carol,

I love that toy box!! The post mark makes it seem as if it came over on a steamer. LOL Very cute idea!! I have got to try some graphics.

Blessings,
Amy Jo

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

I love your transformations Carol. The graphics make all the difference, so simple, but they give them so much life.

Decora Adora said...

Hi Carol I love the toy box idea. Your transformation is perfect. Very cute idea

A Paris Flea said...

Great transformations!!! I like both pieces, but that little frame detail around the knob~~~brilliant.

happiness~~~Mickie

Rebecca Nelson said...

Love it Carol. Does the blender pen work on painted wood? I'm shocked. I didn't know that! :( Bah! I'm behind the 8 ball.

YOU ARE AMAZING!

xoRebecca

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Carol, I love using the blender pen. Your treasures are awesome. I would snap those up in a heartbeat. Love the graphics you used. Your prices are fabulous. They won't last long.

Happy Monday, Hugs, CM

Little Miss Maggie said...

I love the transformation you did on this toy box and it's a great idea for a coffee table. I bet you will sell this in no time.

Lady Pamela said...

Love the toy box. What is a blender pen? haven't heard of that before.
*Smiles*

Mari said...

Carol I too loveeee the toy box, it turned out beautiful...
You sure know how to make items beautiful and breathe new life into them.....

Smiles~
Mari

The Stitching Coop said...

I love how you say, "a quick transformation" every single time. After a while it must just become second nature to grab a piece, get it ready and paint away. My goodness I have a hard time getting motivated to paint. I have never figured this out as to why but something about the getting started that haunts me. Perhaps it is the whole watching the pot of water boil theory.. you know.. watching paint dry. I'm impatient and want the second coat on before the first has dried. I do have several projects going right now but our weather is all over the place right now and I can't stand uncured paint projects. Love toy chest come ottoman. Hugs. Tammy

Lynnie @ Vintage Gal Style said...

I really like the toy box the best but do like the frame around the knob of the little table.

Did you use an inkjet printer or laser to transfer the image?

Lynnie

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME/Doublewide Decor said...

Love that toy box. I am still looking for an old chair to transform, but haven't found one yet!

Bente said...

The toybox looks so great.

Hugs

Lynn @The Vintage Nest said...

Happy tax day Carol~ Ha! Your redone pieces are always just spot on! Bet they have sold already. xoxo

Laurie Mcknight said...

I think its pure magic what you do, I love it!

Barbara Jean said...

wonderful transformations.
great job.

off to see more

blessings
barb

PS thanks for visiting my place.

Gina said...

I love both transformations! You always do a wonderful job.

DownTheLaneWithDaisy said...

So perfect for toys, magazines, to put the feet on. Great look!

Createology said...

How is it possible that I love every single thing you touch?!! These pieces look so much better with your white treatments. Thank goodness for the Graphics Fairy and her magic. Happy Selling Dear...

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

Your toy box transformation into a coffee table and the little desk transformation are so pretty. The graphics really make them special. I love the way you do your pieces. Nancy

Jamie said...

I love your white painted toy box transformed into a coffee table. The graphic looks great. I would love a toy box like that for the nursery. Beautiful job! I really like the table as well. Have agreat day! ~ Jamie

Maureen said...

Both pieces look terrific! How handy to be able to click on the tutorial for the different methods of doing transfers. Thanks.

MY SHABBY FRENCH LIFE said...

I have to take lessons from you !!! when I bein a transformation it's never quick !!! Love your new transformations !!
xoxo from PARIS (Yes !!! Spring is here !)
Joëlle

Laurel@chippingwithcharm said...

Love them both!! Fun how little graphics can make a world of difference :)

Laurel Stephens said...

These both turned out so cute! I especially love the label around the knob; have never seen that before. What a great idea!

DJAjewels said...

Both are beautiful. The toy box is especially charming. What a great talent you have for transforming the plain to something beautiful!
Irene

lynn said...

love the toy box, and the little print around the knob on the cute desk--love that, too, carol:)

debi said...

I honestly don't know how you part with all these beautiful creations! Love them!

Debbie said...

I have two similar chests here at the house. One belongs to each daughter. I'm now tempted to confiscate them from bedrooms. (Don't you just know that the minute I do, one of them will want it for an apartment?)

BTW, I missed the previous post on the wine cabinet. I'm crazy about that idea.

SavannahGranny said...

What can I say, Genius at work again. I especially love the toy box transformation. xo Ginger

Mimi Sue said...

So cute Carol! I made some of your fabric flowers and wrote a post about it today. Linked back to your adorable blog too. Hope you don't mind...Mimi

Vicky said...

Amazing !! . I love your transformations !!!
xx Vicky

Debi Willhoite said...

I love both of those Carol! Your blog is so fun! Thank you also for sharing how to do so many fun things. You are so unselfish and so willing to help others learn how to do so many cool things. You are awesome lady!

Hugs and have a really nice day!

Debi

Debbiedoo's said...

What a beautiful job on that tox box Carol. I loves it..both transformations are awesome. Happy day to you!

Annesphamily said...

These are so lovely! I like the bright white for the Spring and Summer alhtough right now I am sick of the white stuff called snow and more is coming this week! Sigh! Have a great week! Anne