I love a good blank canvas. Poppy (my grandpa) is an awesome carpenter, and he made Jonas an awesome toy chest for his birthday. Hopefully it will reduce the amount of toys constantly underfoot in our living room.

Jonas's New Toy Box

Poppy left the outside raw and unsealed after seeing what Jake and I did with our wood notebooks. I’m brainstorming ideas. How am I going to paint/stain/stencil/stamp/screenprint this box?

I want it to say “Jonas”, but it also has to go with our first floor… Hmmm…

Jonas's New Toy Box

I love that Poppy used hinges so that the lid won’t close to crush teeny fingers.

Jonas's New Toy Box

I also love seeing where the wood connects. I know that whatever I do, I’ll leave the natural wood as the background.

Jonas's New Toy Box

But I’d better get it prettified and sealed quick, because little Picasso baby has already gotten to it.