A box for toys - DIY or do it yourself

children's room a box

The changes announced are currently underway. In this post I shared with you ideas for gadgets for a children's room, and one of them was a toy chest. It turned out that they are not the cheapest, so I decided to show you that a stylish room for a child does not have to be expensive at all, and such a chest can easily be made by yourself.

What will we need?


1. Self assembly box IKEA, 39,99 PLN

2. Painting foil to protect the substrate on which we will paint | CASTORAMA, 6 PLN

3. Small roller with a tray | CASTORAMA, 10 PLN

4. Brush | CASTORAMA, 3 PLN

5. Swivel, rubberized wheels | CASTORAMA, 3 PLN x 4 pieces = 12 PLN

6. Wood screws for mounting wheels CASTORAMA, PLN 0,50

7. Wood painting primer Bricomarché, 12 PLN

8. Wood paint | CASTORAMA, from PLN 10 per can

9. Screwdriver or screwdriver


Step by step toy box:

1 step

DIY children's room

All elements of the box are painted with wood primer on each side, and left to dry for the time recommended by the manufacturer.

Our foundation smelled mercilessly, it was wonderful that we started painting when Miki was already asleep, because the whole house had a sharp, terrible smell, fortunately we managed to air it out until the morning. Therefore, be sure to choose a different primer if you want to paint in a closed surface.

2 step

toy chest


We paint all the elements of the crate on one side with paint in the selected color, leave to dry and paint on the other side.

1 tip
You will probably start painting from large surfaces,
but it's best to start with small details, edges, sides,
and finally paint large surfaces.

2 tip
The thinner the layers of paint you apply, the more beautiful the effect will be.

3 tip
Wait up to 24 hour between applying subsequent layers,
so as not to wash the roller and the trays each time, I recommend wrapping them in a sealed bag.

3 step

We paint all parts of the box for the second time.

4 step


We turn the crate.

5 step


We screw the wheels to the bottom of the box

4 tip
It is a good idea to drill before screwing in
tiny holes that guide the screws


And the toy crate is ready!

DIY toy box
toy box
children's room a box


How do you like it? Do you fancy such DIY?

And I can't wait to show you the whole room in a new version.



Answering your questions about exactly what paint we used:

  • Paint from the mixer bought at CASTORAMA, made right away
  • Beckers Designer Aqua Lackfarg [40] - Water-borne allryl enamel for wood and metal. Semi-matt.
  • Color: Formula: BW 1,6 CW 1,3 GH 2,4

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