Monday, October 15, 2012
Toy Box to Blanket Chest
This old chest used to be my toy box when I was really little. My mom offered it to me on a recent visit and I decided it would be a good size for all the lap blankets we have in the family room. Previously I used a very large clothes basket as a temporary solution until I could find a big enough basket or some other container. I really did not like the clothes basket in the family room because for some reason I always felt like it looked like I had my laundry beside the television :)These are old transfers of Holly Hobby that my mom put on the chest. It is a very rustic chest and I couldn't bring myself to sand them off so I decided to just leave them on. I don't mind that I will be able to possibly see their outline after I repaint it. I measured for the center on three sides and traced around the raised wooden applique' so when the glue was applied to the back side I would know the exact placement of the applique'.