This storage chest is solid pine wood and hand-designed and hand-painted by myself. It measures 23" Wide X 11 1/2" Deep X 12 1/2" High. The inside measures 20" Wide X 8 1/2" Deep X 10 1/2 " High. The inside is unpainted. This storage chest has no latch to lock closed. The top lid lifts with the ease of one finger. The makers of the chest have a sticker on the bottom that reads, "This storage chest is not a toy box. It is a suffocation hazard." I believe it to be a wood storage-toy chest. I'm old school...my toy box looked just like this one when I was a kid before all the warning labels. (Due to the dimensions of the inside, only a very small child could get inside!) A hole or two can be drilled in the back wall if necessary, but I know that a child can lift the lid with ease, and since there is no lock on the chest, they will not be trapped inside easily...unless i.e., your little brother or sister sits on the lid! Please use your best judgment based on it's purpose! It is painted matte black with a bright yellow, orange and red sunset and an african elephant family is featured on the front -- suitable for any colorful room adult or child's.