Farmhouse Toybox

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 03/10/2023 - 05:56

I've wanted to build a toybox for our daughter as soon as she was born, and Ana's plan was my favorite. It took a couple of years to finally get the supplies and start building it, and I was able to build it last year. I used recycled wood (I believe it's pine) I had and used a couple of nice pieces of oak for the top. I ran into a few snags with the box itself, with the wood splitting easily in some spots (used a lot of wood filler!), but was able to get it looking the way I wanted keeping a distressed look . I rounded out the corners of the top by hand with a rasp plane and sandpaper. The box was lightly painted with Annie Sloan Chalk Pain (Antoinette/Pink) and finished with Annie Sloan Clear Wax. The top was finished with three coats of linseed oil (24 hours between coats). The slow closing hinge was found on Amazon after a long time spent searching; I ended up using just one which works great. I'm very happy with the end product and my 3-year old daughter loves it! I was very pleased with how simple the plan was to follow, thank you Ana!

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