DIY Toy Box with Lid
Recently my husband Andrew was bitten by the woodworking bug. With us finally living in a house (as opposed to a tiny apartment) he was able to start building the garage workshop that he’s been longing for. First came the circular saw, then the jigsaw and finally a table saw. Immediately I began scouring Pinterest for things that I wanted him to build for us. It didn’t take long before I had a laundry list of all the things I wanted him to build in the near future.
Ever since Little Sweet Pea’s toy collection has been growing I’ve been eyeing a wooden toy box that hides his toys but also looks nice in our family room. For a few months we’ve gotten by with this:
But as you can see it looked terrible. It was bulky, see through and did a terrible job at hiding the toys when he wasn’t playing with them.
I really liked the Land of Nod’s I’m Just a Toy Box
But the $249 price tag was a bit steep and I knew that Andrew would be able to create the toy box for a fraction of the price. When I found the DIY design for a toy box that was inspired by the Land of Nod toy box, I immediately showed it to Andrew.
You can find the plans for this toy box on Ana White’s website. The plans are easy to follow and have wonderful illustrations of all the important steps. If you’ve never checked out her website, you really need to. She has tons of free and easy DIY furniture plans to help you save money. I already have several plans bookmarked to make in the near future.
I was very excited about how well the toy box turned out. I fits beautifully into our living room and it’s so nice having all the toys placed in a nice place instead of thrown all over the living room.
As you can see Little Sweet Pea was very exited for his new toy box too. Everyday he touches it and yells “dada” over and over. He loves knowing that his dada made it just for him.
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