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Toy Car Rack

If you spend any amount of time with children, you know that they sometimes own lots of toys and will leave them anywhere. My six-year-old son has a bunch of small toy cars that he loves to play with and also leave on the living room floor. I have to remind him to clean up after himself constantly!

One solution I found is to create a fun storage piece to help motivate my child to become neater.

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This toy car project began as an old spice rack I bought at a thrift store.

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As you can see, it only cost $1.98. The price is one of the many reasons I love shopping at thrift stores. You can always find something to repurpose and reuse at low prices. With just a little paint and creativity, you can turn trash into treasure!

The first step I had to complete was to clean the wooden rack with a wet rag. It was very dusty and dirty. Next, I painted it with black spray paint. It took about 2-3 coats to cover the previous painting and marks completely.

 

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After the paint had dried, I used a white Sharpie paint marker to draw a road on the shelves.

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The “roads” are just long white lines drawn on both sides of the shelves with dashes drawn down the center.

Then, I made a paper sign for the project using my Cricut cutting machine.

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Finally, all I had left to do was glue the paper sign on the front of the rack and add my son’s cars.

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And that’s it! My son loves playing with his new car storage. He uses it almost every day which makes this mom very happy!

Here’s a complete list of supplies:

  • Wooden Spice Rack
  • Krylon Black Spray Paint
  • White Sharpie Paint Marker
  • Cricut Explore Air
  • Cardstock (red, black, white)
  • Toy Cars

 

Thanks for reading. Have a great day!

 

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