Children’s Toy Box

Christmas is just around the corner, so the elves here at the castle have been very busy. Not just wrapping presents, but painting all sorts of things for little girls and boys.  This children’s toy box is one of my very favorite projects!

children's toy box

My sweet friend asked if I would be willing to paint a toy box that she had built for her granddaughter? Oh, yes I would! I love painting furniture for children. It’s my favorite.


I can’t believe that I didn’t take a picture of the chest before I started painting.

Oh, who am I kidding?

Yes, I can! 

I get so excited to start painting, I always forget.

So, let’s just pretend that I have shown you a pretty white toy chest before I started painting.

Before painting, I always start with sketches to show my clients for their approval.

This is what I started with.


Once, I draw the design onto the furniture it’s time to start the fun part – painting!

I was so excited to paint this piece for several reasons.

One, it was for a very special friend.

Two, I LOVE the colors.

I rarely get to paint with such a variety of bright color for clients.

So, when I do, it’s a great big treat!

toy box

The front of this toy box has a big design, so the rest of the box is a little more understated.

The top of the box has just a few flowers and polk a dots sprinkled here and there.

Children's toy box handle

The client didn’t want a whole lot going on the sides, so we gave it just a tiny bit of color.

Children's toy  box

Hopefully, this children’s toy box will be a bit hit with Kenzington and grow with her for years to come.

I hope she enjoys it as much as I enjoyed painting it!


Speaking of small children, Beep’s Granny has been busy outfitting her for Christmas.

The girl is rocking those snow boots, vest and  glasses!

Her shirt says “Who needs Santa, I’ve got Grandma!”

True That!

Until next time,



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