As you can imagine, with 3 kids 3 years old and under, toys take over my home. Most of them are housed in the playroom but they often find their way downstairs to "my" space. I needed a toy box that was grown-up looking, fit in with the room, and... well, CHEAP!
Before I got married (over 5 years ago) me and my mom found these at an estate sale. I immediately saw the potential, but they have yet to be used. They have been sitting around and rusting on my front porch, just waiting.... I was wanting to use them as planters on my doorstep, but since it is winter I had a brilliant idea- restore them with SPRAY PAINT and use one for a toy box!
AFTERI used Rustoleum Antique Copper. It covered all the rust and brought it back to life. It now sits next to my new, beautiful, Fireplace and holds toys and blankets. I am in LOVE!
The best part is all the character it has. The dings and antique handles are my favorite.