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Anyone know where I can find a plain toy/blanket box?

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TittyBojangles Thu 18-Aug-11 21:57:41

I am looking for a plain toy chest/blanket box that I can repaint and isn't too pricey. Any ideas? Have tried ebay.

nancy75 Thu 18-Aug-11 22:02:23


It look ugly in the picture, but my dd has one which I painted pink and then painted Fairy's on to. It's not massive but is is only a tenner. on the down side it would mean you have to go to ikea to buy it!

TittyBojangles Thu 18-Aug-11 22:13:18

That would be perfect, but can you paint on the white panels ok?

TittyBojangles Thu 18-Aug-11 22:18:02

Just checked the dimensions, and I know you said it wasn't massive... but 8cm? I think they must have that wrong, surely!

nancy75 Thu 18-Aug-11 22:20:25

we bought it a few years ago, and i cant remember if the panels are white. You put the box together yourself so you could probably put the white bits facing inside the box - I doubt if both sides are covered.I do remember that i just painted ours with normal house paint, and it has sayed on fine.
You can get stuff that you can put on a shiny surface and then paint over it, but I can't think what it's called!

nancy75 Thu 18-Aug-11 22:21:47

Thats the size of it flat packed!

Assembled size

Length: 70 cm
Depth: 36 cm
Height: 29 cm

nancy75 Thu 18-Aug-11 22:25:22

they also do this my friend has one painted white in her hallway - it is bigger

AmaraDresden Thu 18-Aug-11 22:25:43

Argos have one for about 25 quid. We had one for years and it worked very well for us.

AmaraDresden Thu 18-Aug-11 22:25:43

Argos have one for about 25 quid. We had one for years and it worked very well for us.

TittyBojangles Thu 18-Aug-11 22:39:28

I am such an imbecile.... 8cm! blush

TittyBojangles Thu 18-Aug-11 22:43:16

Can't find the Argos one. I need one I can paint pics on so the fretwork one wont work. Good idea about turning the panels round on the ikea one though... I will have to have a look at it really. Which means a trip to Ikea, I HATE ikea! So any other ideas really gratefully received! Appreciate all your efforts.

nancy75 Thu 18-Aug-11 22:46:41

I agree about Ikea, it is like a hot day in hell!

There is this from argos (which is not much better than ikea). Otherwise they all seem to be very expensive for what is really just a box!

IzziesMummy Thu 18-Aug-11 23:08:45

I've got this this Argos one (slightly different from the one nancy75 linked to) and it can definitely be painted.

TittyBojangles Sat 20-Aug-11 09:01:27

I had seen that one in Argos Nancy, I think I might go for that cos it looks like it might be ok to paint, but more than I wanted to spend really its for a pressie. Hey ho. Could do with finding someone selling one second hand really!

Thanks for the link IzziesMummy, wonder if I could convince my DH to put a hinge on it? Hmmmm.

Thanks for all your help everyone.

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