This is the toy box that my siblings and I shared when I was growing up. It was a varnished wood, with a little picture of a circus painted on the front, if I'm remembering correctly, and fake black leather cover on the lid. When I moved out, I painted it and put new fabric on the lid and took it with me. It has looked like this for about 10 years:
And here's a close-up of the fabric on the lid:
At that point, I was very into this kind of floral fabrics and stencils. Still cute, but my taste has changed a bit.
Here's the trunk now:
It's hard to tell, but I repainted the entire trunk to a ecru with a tiny bit of greenish-yellow. It looks pretty much the same as before, but the color looked much yellower in the store.
And a close-up on the lid:
It's gold with brown and greenish stripes. Really goes with the green/gold colors in my living room, and especially with the curtains behind it. Not so much with the rug, but I'll live with that for now.