This has been a week of I.O.U.’s over here.
I promised my Dad I’d build him a condiment carrier, I promised Chloë I’d build her a tiered shelf to display her toys, I promised Madison I’d refinish a mirror for her….
Technically not I.O.U.’s as in money – but simple projects that I’ve put off for a while and have weighed on my mind.
I’m not sure if simple builds are too boring for you guys now? Now that I’m showcasing bigger builds on the blog, I’m wondering if you’ve grown along with me and these posts are no longer relevant/challenging? But then, maybe you’re new to 100Things2Do and are looking for easy to start you on your DIY journey?
I’m going to hope for the second (for this post anyways – I do have a larger build coming soon).
Project IOU #1 – simple toy display for Miss Chloë.
Take a 2″x6″, a 2″x4″ and a 2″x2″ piece of wood and cut them to the same length – whatever size you want your display to be.
Don’t worry if you are piecing together scrap bits here and there – it won’t show when we’re done.
Using 2 1/2″ wood screws, screw the middle tier to the top one, then screw the bottom tier to the middle (screw up from the bottom if you don’t want the screws to show.)
Or you can do it exactly opposite to what I just wrote – because perhaps you had a brain fart when building – and then use wood-filler to fill in the gaps and screw holes.
Sand nice and smooth starting with 60 grit then moving to 120 grit and finally 220 grit sandpaper.
Prime and paint – that’s all folks!
My girls have what feels like a million-dollar collection of Littlest Pet Shop toys… not really a million, but we’ve probably spent a new TV’s worth in these toys. It seems fair that since I’m broke, we should at least put these treasures on display.
This simple toy display can be used for figurines, toy cars and even as a tiered cupcake display if you want. Because I have a ton of scrap wood in the garage and leftover paint in just about every colour I’ve ever used – these toy shelves came in at $0.
Miss Chloe’s IOU = done!
Have a great one!
This is a great idea! I may make one to display my Christmas nutcrackers! I enjoy the variety of projects and look forward to your blog posts.
Thank you for sharing your creative talent and ideas!
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