17 October 2012

Spruce up your toy boxes

We have gone through loads of cheap plastic toy boxes, every time we buy one, they snap or crack at the base which means spending more money buying more. I got sick of constantly wasting money on them and so decided to go for a wooden toy box. We bought this one from Kiddicare. I have been buying from them for years and so know they sell good quality products. 

This one, we paid £179 for. It came with full, simple instructions and I, yes I put it together by myself. I am the DIY-er in my house as my husband thinks a hammer will fix anything. 

Anyway, after having it a few month I got bored. Although, it is nice and I love the colour, it is very plain and with it being big, it stands out. That's when I came up with the idea of sprucing it up with stickers. 

Every week we buy Thomas magazines and they always come with stickers so we put them to good use. We first of all used transport stickers, these were great and Thomas loved them. We enjoyed sticking them onto the toy box and deciding where each one would go. Eventually, with the toy box getting opened and closed, climbed on etc, these got grubby so we had to remove them and choose some more.

Currently we have blue and pink stickers on the toy box. We got them with a potty training chart and I'd put them in the cupboard and forgot about them, until now that is. We've covered the toy box in them and it looks so pretty. 

This is such a simple way to make something look prettier and now we change the stickers every few weeks. It's so nice to be able to choose what you want on it each time and put our own stamp on it.

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