Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Transform an Outdated TV Cabinet into Toy Storage!



I am so excited to have a couple of my favorite bloggers sharing their creativity this week while I take a little vacation to visit family in Illinois.  Today, Rachel from Maison de Pax is visiting us!  I have enjoyed keeping up with her blog and I can't wait to have you see what she has created.
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Hi Redfly Creations readers!  Melissa's creativity and character inspire me so much, and it is truly an honor to be here.  Thank you for having me!!

My name is Rachel, and I blog at Maison de Pax, where we are busy restoring, remodeling, and redecorating our 1940 colonial while chasing two little boys, 1 and 3 years old.


As I said in my about me, our goal is to create a home where peace can be found.  It's certainly not always easy, but so far it's been pretty fun!  And I'm thrilled to get to share one of my recent projects with you...

If you want some toys to play with at Maison de Pax, look here:


I love having a sunroom right off the living room where my children can play, but I don't want to see all their toys.  So for $30 (off Craigslist), I get to look at this from my living room:


It did not look like this originally.  It was a boring, blonde, lifeless wood.  You can see a bit of the original color peeking through here:


I managed to do this project during nap time (yes, really!).  I mixed up a little homemade chalk paint using a SW Dovetail sample (the same color I used for the window frame in my bedroom and the letters above my son's crib... this $6.50 has gone a long way!) and slapped on a couple of coats.  I then lightly distressed using a sanding block and waxed the piece with Miss Mustard Seed's soft wax and antique wax.  I love MMS waxes because (though fairly pricey) they go on so smoothly and quickly; hence the nap-time accomplishment. :)


The knobs, my little bit of whimsy for the playroom, came from Hobby Lobby.  I love how they play off the coral of the walls (which, incidentally, is the only room in my home I have not painted, and I'm having a love/hate relationship with it... what do you think?  Too much off the living room?  Or just right as a pop of color and fun playroom???).


I love the hand-painted details on the knobs.


And, since it is a playroom, I decided to liven up the inside of the cabinet, as well, using Sweet Annie (by Olympic from Lowe's) since I already had some in the shed.  Again, I mixed up some homemade chalk paint to cut out any prep work.  I like how it's a subtle but fun surprise when you open the armoire.



So, not bad for $30 and an afternoon of work, right?  And just so you know, art supplies on the top shelf, cars on the bottom, and costumes in the drawer. ;)


Come play at Maison de Pax anytime!

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Thanks again to Melissa for having me!
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Thank you, Rachel, for sharing this great transformation with us.  Everyone, be sure to come back on Friday and see what Pass the Cocoa has cooked up for us!  :)




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41 comments:

  1. I love it - everything about it. Especially the colorful detail of the knobs! Thanks Rachel for the inspiration.

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    1. Thank you! I'm so pleased to be able to share at Redfly Creations today. :) Glad you like it!

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  3. I love the wall. Don't change it. The TV cabinet makeover is
    amazing.

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    1. Thank you so much, Sharon!! I need confirmation sometimes. :)

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  4. I love this toy storage! The knobs are fabulous.

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  5. Love it!!!! We have a playroom with an armoire that serves both as TV cabinet and toy storage....But I do love how you painted it and changed the knobs....giving me ideas now...lol....Christine from Little Brags! PINNING

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    1. Thanks, Christine! I hope you have some fun with your armoire. :)

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  6. Absolutely love this, you've made something really beautiful here. I especially like the drawer knob detailing and the way it acts as a great statement piece for the room =].

    Great collection of toys also!

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  8. Rachel, could you explain how chalk paint functions compared to straight application of standard paint. Does this mix allow you to skip primer or sanding wood before applying color? Like you I would only have nap time to convert a big piece. Thanks.

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