Like many three-year-olds, our son is obsessed, dare I say, addicted, to trains. He actually gets a bit cranky if he doesn't get a hour or so of train time every day. We have a few trips coming up, and I know it will be best of everyone involved in a few of his trains and tracks come along for the ride. So, good mommy that I am, I made a travel train box.
I got the idea when I saw this sliding wooden box from my days in the music business.
Since D's favorite color is yellow, I picked up this can of yellow spray point.
I untied the rope handle because I would certainly get it full of paint.
Next I taped paper around the edge so the inside would stay natural.
It's definitely a bright, cheerful yellow. It took two coats. (I didn't use any primer).
I decided to use this blue chalkboard paint for the lid.
The logos were embossed so it took three coats to cover them.
Progress after the paint dried.
I used masking tape to tighten the frayed ends so I could reattach the handle.
Making sure the lid still works. (Whew! It did!).
Testing out the chalkboard. This was my first time using it!
I remembered these fun star stickers from another project (to be posted later) and thought they would be a fun addition.
I found another little box and made a second box for D's cars.
Add a little paint:
And get this:
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