July 26, 2011

Toy Hutch for the Boys

Cramming two boys into a small bedroom is proving to be a challenge. We finally got the bunk bed situation worked out. I decided it was time to tackle the toy storage situation. Between the bunk beds and the wall there was exactly 31 1/4 inches. I've been scouring Craigslist for a couple of weeks now in search of some kind of bookshelf or cabinet that was 30 inches or less. I finally found one that I thought could work.

This baby was well loved. Broken handle, multiple scratches, but a solid piece so I knew I could fix it's outdated ugliness.


I started by priming the whole thing with Bin primer. I then spray painted the inner shelves with a bright blue and I spray painted the inside of the cabinet white. Once I achieved the coverage I desired, I roll painted a light gray on the outside. I bought 2 new knobs but kept the latch plate and spray painted both in an oil rubbed bronze. Lastly, I Mod Podged a map of the Western US on the back panel for some added fun.


The hutch fit perfectly between the beds and the wall and it displays the toys nicely and provides storage for the bigger toys underneath. I love how this turned out. Mr. D is pretty impressed as well.

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