Living Room Redo – Toy Storage

Hello everyone! How’s the week been treating you?  The living room redo is almost done and I plan to post the completed space with before and after pics soon. I needed more toy storage after I reupholstered the ottoman and found exactly what I was looking for with the IKEA Trofast.

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I put it by the kitchen entrance and moved the dark gray stand into storage AKA my parents garage. The space was lightened up instantly which has been my primary goal with this living room redo. I had two black frames on the wall that got a couple coats of white spray paint and some new art. I printed two vintage animal posters from Free Vintage Posters because my luv muffin is obsessed with animals and dinosaurs these days. He always wants to wear his dinosaur shirts and take his animals with him where ever he goes. The toy storage was intended for easy access to his favorite toys. The two large bins are for cars and blocks while the two smaller bins are for animals and letters. He pulls the bins right out and carries them to the floor to play.

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The Trofast still seemed pretty plain so I grabbed an old comic book and mod podged a couple pages to the top and bottom panel for a pop of color. I love the way it came out!

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I thought it would be fun to add some chalkboard paint to the right side and give him an area to color and draw on. I used my Frog Tape to create a border and keep the edges clean. Then I applied four coats of  Rust-Oleum chalkboard paint following the directions on the can.

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The top of the tower needed something so I mod podged more comic book paper to a paper mache J, added some dinosaurs and a washed out jar to hold some chalk in. I didn’t want to spray paint the lid so I cut out another piece of comic book paper in a circle and mod podged it to the lid. I’m feeling like this toy storage space is really coming together.

toy storage, comic book paper, upcycled

While the goal of this project was to add additional toy storage, I’m really happy with the end result and when I heard my luv muffin squeal I knew he was too. Let’s take a look at some before and after shots.

gray stand   Frida kahlo

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What do you think, would you use comic book paper to decorate for your son or daughter? These pages actually came from my old comic book collection.

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