When I was expecting Gavin, I frequented the thrift store a lot to see if there was anything that we could use in his room.
This little yellow cabinet, which got a nice coat of a blueish/gray colour, is perfect for books, baskets, and also holds a CD player for his "sleepy" music (not shown). Cost? $14.
One shopping trip, before Gavin was born, I found this little stool, which I thought would be great for the baby's room. I could picture a little child sitting on it and reading books. So I bought it for $4.
It didn't look like this when I bought it. It was a deep forest green, so I decided to paint it and put the little owl on the seat (which is the theme of Gavin's room).
Fast forward a couple months later and I'm not in love with it anymore. To be honest, I never really liked it, but I had more important things to worry about at that time, like taking care of a newborn baby.
So I decided to give it a little makeover.
I gave it a coat of a blue that I mixed from black, blue and silver paint. After the paint dried, I cut out a piece of scrapbooking paper and glued it to the top.
I then used my Cricut and cut out Gavin's name and glued them onto the top of the stool. I cut out a little beaver from another scrapbooking page and glued that on top as well.
I gave the whole stool a light coat of Mod Podge to seal everything and let it dry overnight.
I love it. Not bad for $4. A perfect little seat for Gavin...When he's old enough to actually sit on it. Right now he kind of topples over. But someday he will love it! :)
Have you ever bought something from a thrift store, transformed it...and then transformed it again?