4 cute playroom projects under $5!

March 24, 2009


Remember the little wooden tool box I made over with some spray paint? I got it for $4 at Goodwill and knew it would make a cute art caddy. 

I printed out the wording I wanted to use as a stencil:


After I spray painted the whole thing brown, I added the stencil to the front:
(The blurriness is me, not the stencil.)

Then took another trip to Goodwill and found five little glass cups that fit perfectly: Totally and completely adorable, no?

I still have to find more art supplies that are scattered throughout the house, but I absolutely adore it: Total cost was $4 for the box and $2.50 for the cups. Uhhh...wait...that's more than $5. 

OK, well...whatever. The next two involved the following: Basically 60 cents of paper, $1 wood tags and $1.50 decorative knob.

I got this little container from my sweet stepmom last Christmas and loved it, but knew it could be great storage for the playroom:
Spray adhesive, scrapbook paper, spray paint and a knob on the top and it's an adorable little storage bin: 

I used more scrapbook paper and spray adhesive on the wood tags to make DIY basket labels. 

Add in some fun craft scissors, $1 ribbon, the printer and you get this:

I drilled holes, ran the ribbon through and tied them to the baskets:
This box was a $1.99 Goodwill find. It's the perfect size for the itty bitty teeny tiny toys little boys love:
Adorable! Less than $2 bucks for all four wood labels: 
And for my final trick of the evening, I give you 60 cent wood cuties you can find at any craft store:

Hot glued magnets to the back and you get new magnets for the kids:

I did all of these in just a couple hours and they were F.U.N. I've got a couple more little projects to do to the toy room and then I can't wait to show you!

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Comments

  1. You did make some serious cuteness here! Love the art caddy.

    The drunk line made me laugh out loud.

    Yes...I am going to spray paint a little metal outdoor table this weekend.
    Wish me luck. I've never done it before. I'll watch your video again for pointers.

    Have a good one.
    ~Melissa :)

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  2. Seriously, SUCH cute ideas!! LOVE the tool box art supplies!

    LOVE the box makeover. I mean really, so cute. I am imagining a whole lotta girly for my makeover.

    LOVE the magnets idea!! Duh, why didn't I ever think of that!! I love all those little wooden shapes at Michaels. Now I'm gonna do that same thing for Saylor!

    Thanks for sharing, you're genius!

    I know you just commented on my Pissy Party, lol, but did you see my Yard Sale Booty post yet?? Go check out my finds girl!!

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  3. You have the most perfect timing for my life! I've been scouring for various ideas on tags for bins/baskets and yours may just be the winner! Thanks for sharing!

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  4. Too stinkin' cute! I love the prices also!!!

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  5. Wow - you are like an organizing super hero! I wish you could come over to my house and work some magic here.

    Such cute ideas!!!

    XOXO
    Jen

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  6. Those are such cute organizational projects! Especially love the art supplies caddy!

    Manuela

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  7. Everything is adorable. What a lucky little boy.

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  8. Very cute - I love the baskets! I would be in serious trouble if I lived that close to a thrift shop. I would be walking there everyday!
    The only thing that keeps me away is putting the kids in the car and driving 10 min.

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  9. Seriously, I love you! :)
    Awesome ideas. What I wouldn't have to have a Goodwill here. The only thing remotely close to it is a Salvation Army and it is dinky.

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  10. Wonderful! Spray paint and Goodwill are two wonderful things in your hands. I can't believe you have 3 Goodwills that close to you. My closest one is 10 miles and after that there are 2 about 20 miles away. Waaaa! Good thing they aren't closer, I'd be there everyday.

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  11. Those are very Ca-ute! Great ideas! Jen

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  12. Great ideas! Love the tool box with stencil!!!:)

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  13. I love all of it! You are so creative!

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  14. Yes ma'am...this post is FULL
    of ca cuteness....

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  15. Sooooo cute...makes me want to color!

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  16. oh yes - these are the things that make my heart go pitter patter...hee hee.

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  17. I LOVE the labels for the toy boxes! I am leaving for a girl's scrap weekend soon. I may be making some toy tags as well!

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  18. Great ideas! I SO need to try and spray paint something. You gave such an awesome tutorial that I feel like I'm a pro at it now.

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  19. I needed some ideas for organization! You are too too cute! Ok I might just be inspired enough now to get all the toys organized into bins! Wish me luck!

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  20. So clever and artsy of you. Loved the art supply box.

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  21. Fun, fun, fun!!!! :) Love the makeover on the box from your stepmom...you'd never know you didn't buy that at a fancy boutique! :)

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  22. OMG I love your blog... I found you thru the Bibs and Cribs blog.

    I am a spray paint-a-holic and I will spray paint anything. I even spray painted a wall in my house. It is a brick wall in my laundry room, and I was painting the room black, and I was not about to brush paint the entire thing, so spray paint was the winner and it is GREAT! I think I have a picture of it on my blog somewhere!

    Also, I love the post about your stenciling. I am about to paint a canvas, (like in 10 mins), for our nursery, and I was wondering how to do his lettering! I am SOOOOOO following your blog!!

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  23. These were absolutely adorable! I'm in LOVE with the toolbox. I've seen some things like that at our consignment stores, but I can't ever figure out what I want to do with them. NOW I know!

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  24. Such cute ideas! You make them "look" easy. :-) Could you post a picture taken farther away, so we can visualize the whole idea in your room?

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  25. Sarah,
    I just read through all of your moulding posts and I am inspired!
    I love your blog and all of your creative ideas!
    Would you be willing to do a post on how to install beadboard? I really want to put it in my little girls room, but I really don't know where to start. I am sure it is super simple...but I need help!
    Thanks!

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  26. Fabulous! Such cute storage ideas, that kid's got one fantastic play room!

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  27. I am just returning from a 10 day bloggy break and now looking at all your wonderful ideas. Thank you so much!

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  28. Oh, how I love Goodwill! They just opened one 4 miles from me and I can't stay away!!! I love all your ideas, especially the table.

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  29. I loved your art box. I loved all the Goodwill finds. You're so creative and inspirational.

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