Beaten-up Blanket Box to Bright Toy Chest

I bought a blanket box from either Homebase or B&Q about 20 years ago. It’s travelled around with me ever since – from Poole to Hertforshire, up to Chester and to each of the places I lived in London before moving back to Poole again. It even endured a couple of years in storage while I galavanted across the pond to Connecticut.

So when we moved in, and it looked like this:

 

I decided to return the love and update it instead of taking it to the dump.

I painted the planks using shades of Annie Sloan and Autentico paint:

 

 

and upholstered the top with dinosaur print fabric, which pleased Theodore, so I’m claiming it as a success!

 

What do you think?

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