Sunday, September 4, 2011

Toy Boxes

I have been hard at work getting our house ready for the kids. One of my projects was to create toy boxes. You see, we only have 1 living space which means we will have toys in our main/only living room. Since I am a bit of a neat freak, I wanted to be able to have somewhere to put all the toys rather than having them just piled in the corner or something.

Back when we first moved into our house 4 years ago, I built a shelving unit to house our TV, electronics, books, DVDs and my gzhel (blue and white Russian porcelain) collection. So my plan was to get 10 boxes that would fit on that shelving unit that would function for toy storage. However finding something big enough (11x13x20 inches) would be difficult to do, expensive, and I'm just picky. So I decided to make my own. In order to save money, I got creative and used cardboard boxes from work. I cut them down and covered them in upholstery fabric.




Close Up of the Fabric

This project took me much more time and effort than I had expected but then most of my projects do. :) But I am happy with the outcome.


  1. Very Cute! You will be so grateful you did this!

  2. Very Nicely done Alysa. It's always more rewarding when you put your own creativity and craftiness into a project like this. You will experience satisfaction and joy everytime you look at them.

    Norm Eddy


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