Toy Box Makeover & Surfboard Wall Art

My son’s cute surfer room has a couple of additions. The first is a hand me down toy box that was my younger brother’s. It was just a plain wood toy box with a train painting on the top. It really does hold a lot of storage so I wanted to give it a makeover!
This is the only before pic I can find, right after we (well my talented hubby) cut the mdf bead board and nailed around the box.

After a whole lot of sanding on the top it got two coats of primer and then the color Popcorn by Behr.

I tried Faux Glazing for the first time. I mixed the glaze with a darker color paint and then painted the grooves, while wiping off the excess. Um ya I think this might have been a little advanced for me. I kept thinking it looked like a mess of smeared brown paint…but then when it was all done and dry…not bad! way better than what we started with.
Then for a more polished look I sprayed a cute letter G with red spray paint and glued on.
It fits in so great with the beachy feel of his room! I found that anchor for $3.99 @ Goodwill. The sweet photo canvass I have had for a few years of my two fav boys on a trip to the Oregon coast.

Also I found this tiny wood surf board already hand painted at my Goodwill for $1.99. I already had an old gold frame not in use, sprayed it white, and hung the surfboard in there!
Goes great with the clearance HomeGoods lamp on his nightstand 🙂

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18 thoughts on “Toy Box Makeover & Surfboard Wall Art

  1. I love EVERYTHING on that wall…
    The beautiful photo canvas, the Beach Bum sign, the anchor, and the toy box… all look fantastic!
    I am loving the surfboard and neat lamp too.
    Thanks for sharing!

  2. OKAY — I REALLY need to do something with my kids' toybox that is just holding old shoes/boots in the basement! Your whole theme room is great!

  3. Hey Lina,

    I just got done perusing your blog and I am now your newest follower. Love your blog and I love that your are a Goodwill and Target junkie like me. 🙂

    Thanks for leaving me a comment so I could find ya!


  4. That looks great! I totally hand-painted a "G" on our toy box and this would have been tons easier and look way better! 😉 Awesome job.

  5. I featured your awesome toy box at my party this week. Please stop by and pick up an "I've been featured" button. Thanks.

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