Cassity Kmetzsch started Remodelaholic after graduating from Utah State University with a degree in Interior Design. Remodelaholic is the place to share her love for knocking out walls, and building everything back up again to not only add function but beauty to her home. Together with her husband Justin, they have remodeled 6 homes and are working on a seventh. She is a mother of four amazing girls. Making a house a home is her favorite hobby.
Toy Box Bench Make-Over
contributed by All Fresh and Clean
I picked this toy box up for $6 at the thrift store a few weeks ago. I liked the design and knew I could make it adorable. =)
The first thing I did was apply paint stripper. It worked really well, except for the parts where all those darn stickers were! If anyone can explain the mess under this pink paint, please do!!! lol So first was the pink, then red and purple finger paints (?) then bright yellow, then white.
I sanded for hours. And gave it a good scrub down with Basic H.
I wanted to make sure the paint color was ok, because when I bought the paint they were out of some of the mixer colors, so the paint guy just winged it! UGH, I had a florescent green! Luckily I had a gallon of yellowish beige. I mixed the two and it came out perfect. yay!!!
I cut some little vinyl birds with my cricut for the finishing touch!
Before and After