DIY Ottoman Chest from a Toy Chest


I found a Toy Chest at my Local Thrift Store for only $3. I purchased this toy chest that had red, blue, and yellow panels. The Toy chest had a lot of cosmetic damage and the hinges were broken and bent. Originally a hardwood chest are approximately $130.  I decided to do a full make over on this Toy chest. First thing I used was some wood filler to fix the cosmetic holes on the Toy chest. After the wood filler dried, I sanded it with some sand paper blocks from the dollar store. I painted the exterior panels of the Toy box with a Valspars Monpelier Ashlar Grey. On the exterior trim and the inside of the Toy chest I used Valspars Aspen Grey. I used a darker grey on the exterior trim to give the Toy Chest some accent color. The darker gray in the inside was used because the inside of the Toy chest would be open. After painting and removing the hinges off the toy chest I decided o get 1(1/2) yards of fabric from Walmart that cost me $6.00 and a cotton seat cushion for $6.97. I used a commercial stapler to apply the fabric and the cushion to the top of the Toy chest. I  returned to the thrift store and found the pillow selections to be placed in the inside of the Ottoman Seat Chest. I may update the pillows once I find something that I really like. The pillows were marked down to $,50 each so i could not resist purchasing them. If I do not find any other throw pillows I like I may do a No Sew Pillow case DIY on these throw pillows.

If you have done a ottoman seat chest DIY please comment below with a picture.

Total Project Budget: $20.00

Paint: $2.00
Fabric: $6.00
Seat Cushion: $6.97
Chest: $3.00
Pillows: $2.00

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