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Creating Safe and Beautiful Spaces: Why Country Chic Paint is the Best Choice for Children’s Furniture and Toys

March 27, 2024
Author Brittney R
When it comes to decorating your little ones' space, ensuring their safety is always a top priority. Children's furniture and toys are essential components of their growing environment and as responsible parents and caregivers, we must be cautious about the materials we use. Country Chic Paint emerges as a leading solution offering both aesthetics and safety, making it a popular choice for painting children's furniture and toys.

When selecting a paint for children's toys and furniture, it's essential to avoid harmful additives like lead, mercury, and other heavy metals. Here at Country Chic Paint we prides ourselves on being entirely free from such hazardous elements, providing parents with peace of mind knowing their little ones won't be exposed to dangerous substances.

We are also known for our commitment to using non-toxic, ultra-low VOC (volatile organic compound) materials in our paint. VOCs are chemicals that can be released into the air, causing respiratory and other health issues. By choosing Country Chic Paint you can rest assured that your children won’t be exposed to harmful fumes or toxins when playing with or even chewing on their painted furniture and toys.

In addition to ultra-low VOC content, All-in-One Decor Paint has also been tested to ensure that it meets Toy Safety Standards!

Click here to learn more about what VOCs are, why they’re harmful, and why Country Chic Paint is a brand you can TRUST for your children’s furniture and toy makeovers.

How to Paint Plastic Toys & Furniture

A common material used to make child’s favorite toy is PLASTIC. Plastic is everywhere, and as you may know, can be extremely harmful on our environment. So when we come across ways to reduce, reuse, or recycle, we take advantage! If you have old plastics toys around your house that don’t match your style, theme, or just don’t interest your child’s imagination, why not try giving them a makeover to spark your child’s creative mind?

Unfortunately due to its non-porous nature, plastic can sometimes be tricky to paint. Without following appropriate surface prep and application techniques, your paint will just peel right off! Keep reading for our step-by-step instructions to avoid this.

For this example, we’re painting some old plastic horse toys. We’re going to show you how we transformed these outdated, boring horses into fun, colorful, imagination boosting horses! Here’s how to get started:

  1. Grab your favorite Country Chic paint colors (our 4oz paint jars are perfect for toys and other small decor items).
  2. Clean your plastic toys or furniture well with a mild soap and warm water. Use an old toothbrush to help you get into all the nooks and crannies! Rinse with clean water to remove any residue.
  3. If your plastic has fibers and bumps, give it a light sand using a 160-180 grit sandpaper.
  4. This step is very important! Apply a coat of Clear Bonding Primer to give the paint a better surface to grip onto.
  5. Use an Artist Brush to apply a thin, even coat of paint. Wait 1-2 hours before applying a second coat, if required.

Choosing a Sealant for Kid’s Furniture & Toys

Country Chic Paint is durable on its own so a top coat is not always required. If you do choose to seal your paint for a bit of extra protection, we recommend using either Clear Wax or Hemp Oil for children’s furniture and toys.

Both of these products are 100% natural and completely safe for little ones to play with and even chew on.

How to Build Your Own DIY Giant Outdoor Jenga Game

Another creative project that can get the whole family together is painting your very own Jenga game! The objective of Jenga is to carefully remove wooden blocks from a tower structure without causing the tower to collapse. Players take turns removing one block at a time from any level of the tower, except for the topmost layer. Once a block is removed, it’s placed on top of the tower, creating a progressively taller and more unstable structure. The game continues until the tower collapses.

Hand painting your own Jenga block set transforms a classic game into a personalized masterpiece, brimming with creativity and individuality. As you pick up each wooden block, you embark on a journey of self-expression, deciding on colors, patterns, and designs that reflect your unique style and personality. The process itself becomes a delightful escape, allowing you to immerse yourself in the therapeutic rhythm of painting while unleashing your imagination. With each block, you infuse a piece of yourself into the game, making it not just a pastime, but a tangible expression of your creativity. Moreover, hand-painted Jenga blocks add an extra layer of excitement and anticipation to the game as players marvel at the fun designs and vibrant colors with each move. Whether you’re creating a themed set for a special occasion or simply adding a touch of whimsy to game night, hand painting your own Jenga block set promises hours of fun, laughter, and unforgettable memories shared with friends and family.

Looking for more info? We have another tutorial that has step-by-step instructions on how you and your family can paint your own Jenga set! Read the full instruction guide here.

We also have a video tutorial to help guide you through each step of the project!

How to Safely Paint a Crib

The last project we will showcase in this kid-friendly painting tutorial is how to safely paint a crib for your baby or toddler. The safety of you and your families is of the utmost importance to us. That’s why we’ve had our All-in-One Decor Paint independently tested to the highest standards to ensure our products contain ultra low VOC levels – something other companies only claim, without evidence! To see our test results and our transparent information on VOC content in paint, click here.

Transforming your baby’s crib into a whimsical wonderland is not just about adding color, it’s about creating cherished memories together. From choosing the perfect hues to adding charming designs, every stroke is a celebration of creativity and love. Watch as your baby’s crib evolves into a personalized sanctuary, filled with laughter, imagination, and endless joy. With each brushstroke, you’re not just painting furniture – you’re crafting moments that will be treasured for a lifetime.

  1. Clean your crib thoroughly with a vinegar/water solution, then wipe it down with clean water to remove any residue.
  2. Click here to see if any other surface prep is required such as sanding or priming.
  3. Apply your chosen paint color in thin, even coats. For spindles, we highly recommend using a Painting Sponge to apply the paint so much more quickly and easily!
  4. Allow 1-2 hours dry time between coats.
  5. Seal the paint with Clear Wax or Hemp Oil to add extra protection. Both are 100% natural and safe for little ones who like to chew on the bars!

Watch this video tutorial or read this guide for step by step instructions to help get your started with painting your crib.

Country Chic Paint’s commitment to quality extends beyond just the finished look. It’s about creating an experience that’s enjoyable and worry-free from start to finish. With Country Chic Paint products, you can unleash your creativity with confidence, knowing that you’re choosing a paint that’s not only beautiful but also safe for your loved ones and the environment.

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