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A Fantastic Toy Chest, Handmade With Ceramic Tiles

An exceptional customer project puts our decorative penguin tiles in the spotlight!

ceramic tile toy chest

Customer Jim McCausey of Michigan has worked magic with our ceramic penguin tiles for a very lucky little girl! With his skill as a woodworker, Jim designed this one-of-a-kind toy chest for his granddaughter, with a colorful tile set in each side of the chest. The finished project looks as if it came straight from Santa's workshop, doesn't it? Any child would be thrilled to receive such a jolly gift.

These days, too many children's items are made of unappealing plastic. What a difference it makes when some caring adult takes the time to thoughtfully prepare a child's living and playing space with beautiful and useful furnishings and playthings made of trusty materials like wood. Handmade wooden articles have a human touch that no commercial plastic can replace. The chest Jim has made with durable ceramic tiles and natural wood will last his granddaughter a lifetime. If treated with care, it may become a treasure for generations of McCauseys to come. Quality materials are the stuff of family heirlooms.

Do You Work With Wood?

If you enjoy making wooden gifts for loved ones or for profit, take a cue from Jim McCausey. The vivid colors, excellent quality and tremendous variety of designs featured in our ceramic tiles make them such exciting embellishments for special woodworking projects. A toy chest like Jim's will do wonders for keeping a child's bedroom tidy, and that's just the beginning of what you could do with a little creativity, good wood and great tiles!

lily tileWhat Can You Make?

How about a hope chest? The custom of giving a hope chest to a bride-to-be is a time honored one that shouldn't be lost. The lady in question can carefully pack her hope chest with quilts, linens, special towels and other posessions she is setting aside to beautify her future home. Our flower tiles would add a lovely floral note to such a treasured feminine article and the finished chest will be fine enough to become a focal piece of decor in the bride's new home.

Cedar chests are another wonderful item for the home. The preservative quality of cedar wood helps keep linens and garments fresh and moth-free. Our family has always so appreciated the benefits of cedar wood that it has become our first choice for the furniture we sell here at Cape Cod Treasure Chest. If you're a cedar fan, too, why not start planning a handmade cedar chest, accented with some of our decorative tiles?

If you prefer smaller projects, making a jewelry chest will give you a splendid opportunity to use your woodworking skills for a really fine and functional piece of decor. What woman doesn't love having a place to keep her jewelry in order? Our tile designs are so varied, they can be incorporated into a jewelry box that will fit almost any sense of style. Try cat tiles for a kitty lover, safari tiles for someone wild and wonderful, or butterfly tiles for someone with a real eye for beauty. You could pick a single tile for the lid of the jewelry chest, or mix and match several small tiles as decorative elements on the sides.

We really enjoy the chance to share some of our smart customers' projects with you. We hope seeing these projects will inspire the creative artist in you. Don't miss our recent feature on a mosaic bird bath designed by another talented Cape Cod Treasure Chest customer. We are certain that Jim McCausey's penguin toy chest will bring joy to his granddaughter and we hope it has given you a few bright ideas of your own!

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Have you redone a space in your home or created something pretty with tiles purchased from Cape Cod Treasure Chest? Send us photos of your project and share your pride in your creative home improvements with us. We're really interested.


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