Friday, February 8, 2013

Project: Denim Blue Outdoor Toy Box

Does your back yard look like mine? Toys scattered everywhere? It's like a war zone sometimes, like debris from a kid cyclone that took only 1 minute to destroy all your dreams hard work.

I have had a plan to make an outdoor toy box in my mind for some time now, and today, finally I had time to construct it.

 I got this screwdriver for Christmas!! It is amazing! You lean it to the right and it screws in, you lean it to the left and it unscrews. Wonderful! I used to change the bit in the drill back and forth depending on what I needed... this saves me so much time (and effort!)

Threw together some sides...

 Ta-Dah. A large Outdoor Toy Box.


Phoenix was pretty impressed

What's the difference between an inside toy box and an outdoor one?
Lots of gaps between the boards to let the water/dirt/etc drain through.

 Colour: Royal Blue base coat and lightly sprayed matt white top coat. 
Hardwood Fence Palings that I cut to the size. 



I think I will add some text on the side...I just haven't decided what that text will be. 
Maybe... Drop Box, or Pirate Treasure or something like that. 

I will also add some little legs, to lift it up. So it doesn't sit in any wet on the cement. 
To the Backyard it goes!

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UPDATE!!

Argh, She be holding lost treasures in 'er she be.

Stencils and spray paint...


The Toy box has been named.
Treasure Chest.