Over at View From the Fridge, Katie loves getting the wooden toys made by the Melissa and Doug toy company…but hates the fact that none of the wooden packaging for these toys comes with lids! “Bins without lids hold toys for maybe 3 minutes before my two little boys dump the entire contents out onto the floor,” she laments.
So, when another lid-less wood toy box made its way into her home, Katie was on her way with it to the recycling bin when inspiration struck. She realized it was a similar size and shape to the serving trays she’d seen. After drilling holes in the side for rope handles, Katie painted the wood a pretty spring green. She decoupaged some fancy paper onto the bottom of the tray, and sealed the tray from potential spills using polyacrylic. Isn’t it lovely?
Visit View From the Fridge to get all the details on this upcycling project.