Found this spice rack for $1.50. I instantly saw chalkboard paint and little matchbox cars.
Finished product. I hung it right by his train table and he can grab trains and cars as he needs them.
The finished product...for now. I do hope to eventually recover it in something fun and fabulous. But for now....
It had a wood finish but it didn't look too great. So I got out the can of spray paint and sprayed away. I attempted to tape off the fabric, but it didn't really work. So there are a couple of tiny spots with paint on them. But since the fabric will be coming off soon I am not worried about it at all.