Painted Toy Chests – Right For You?

Mickey | General | Tuesday, February 15th, 2011

Are painted toy chests right for you?  There are a lot of advantages to getting a painted toy chest.  However, there are some disadvantages as well.  Let’s take a look at both sides of the issue.

Painted toy chests for boys and girls are beautiful, for the most part.  You can get one in a number of different designs.  If you get a hand painted toy chest, you can get almost any design you can imagine.  In that case, you are only limited by the skill of the artist.  Most of these types of toy boxes will pass the test of time and survive to be passed down through the generations.

However, these can be expensive, especially if you want one that is hand painted.  You need to be prepared to spend at least several hundred dollars, if not more.  Is this worth it to you?

It’s a difficult call to make.  However, there are less expensive models available on sites like Amazon.  This Sugar Plum toy box bench is beautiful as well as functional.  It’s not original though.

If you want something truly original, you still have a few options for saving money.  You can go onto sites like eBay and Etsy, where craftspeople may be selling their creations. Sometimes, you get lucky and find a remarkable deal.  You can also visit the local college’s art department.  There, you may find a student whose style matches the design you really want.  These students are usually willing to work for less.  And who know?  You may be holding the work of the next Picasso when all is said and done.

Just make sure that the toy chest you choose is safe.  It shouldn’t have any sharp edges or hinges that slam shut.  Most major manufacturers do not have these problems, but you may come across them with smaller producers.

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