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Blessed is the man who, having nothing to say, abstains from giving wordy evidence of the fact. - George Eliot

Monday, March 22, 2010

"Don't Tell Small It Can't Do Big" Toddler Chair/Stepstool Makeover

My great grandfather built this for my dad, and his siblings back in the 50's or 60's. My dad gave it to me to redo for my son:). It may have been in shabby condition, but it was still super sturdy! Here it was before:




My sweet hubs got to use his new sander, and sanded off the yellowing, thick varnish so I could repaint it.






I chose a pretty turquoise color, not too far off from what is was before.





I did two coats of acrylic paint and let it dry a couple hours. From cardstock, I cut different size orange and yellow circles for polka dots. Using mod podge I randomly places my dots and let them dry for a minute before going back over the whole chair with more mod podge. I ended up doing two coats of satin mod podge for durability.





Then I found this phrase in a magazine and knew right where it would go...



And now my little man can feel big on his new step stool. He needed a hand doing his very important morning and evening activities like brushin' teef!!





 And it has a new permanent home next to his frog potty :)




10 comments:

  1. don't know what's sweeter...the featured seat or the cutie pie that's using it.

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  2. Def the cute pie using it!!! After all, he was the inspiration!!!!

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  3. Oh my gosh he is a little doll. What a great revamp. Love it! Especially love that quote!

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  4. Thank you everyone!! your comments are making my day!!

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  5. Absolutely adorable! I love pieces with sentimental value... thanks for sharing at the POPP.

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  6. Now that is so cute. I love that it was a meaningful hand me down. Looks like it will have years of use ahead of it!

    Thanks again for linking up to Make it Yours Day at My Backyard Eden.

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