Easy as D-I-Y: Vintage Toy Crate

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In need of a last minute toy ideas for 2 year old boy? I’m not exaggerating when I say that this little DIY project could truly be completed today – And, yup! I’m well aware that it’s Christmas Eve.

A couple of weeks ago, I shared a simple tutorial for a DIY vintage toy crate with the readers of The Burg, and now it’s time to spill the beans to the rest of the world! A wooden crate from Michael’s, a handful of casters, two cans of stain, some stencils and paint are all you need to put together this roll-y child’s toy box. Oh, and the final tally? Just $8.72.

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I love the look of vintage toy crates, but can’t stomach the exorbitant price of said gems. Happily, aged wood is easy to fake with a combination of stains and an imperfect application. To finish off my faux second-hand crate, I added my best friend’s son’s name in black paint using inexpensive stencils from Michael’s that can be used over and over again.

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For the full list of supplies and project breakdown, click through to The Burg right here. I’ll be back tomorrow morning for a QUICK little recipe, but because it never hurts to say it a couple of times…Merry Christmas to you and yours!!

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