Anyhow, I recently noticed a need for a stool in Junebug's bathroom. She's washing her own hands now but I have to assist with helping her up and down to the sink. Being a terribly independent little gal, she's not always so keen on having mommy help. So, I thought a stool would make my
I found this beauty at my favorite local thrift shop. It's just one of those generic bare wood pieces that you can find at most craft shops--I noticed from the tag on the bottom that it originally retailed for $9, but my thrift shop listed it for $3. SOLD!
I spray painted the stool bright yellow (left over from my mirror) and once it dried, I mod podged a lovely piece of scrapbook paper over the top. (Since Mod Podge is both a sealer and an adhesive I coated the top of the stool with a thin coat before and after the paper was applied.)
You won't see the strokes once the Mod Podge dries.
Once the Mod Podge is dry, spray with a clear sealer since feet and who knows what else will be stepping on the stool.
Badda bing, badda boom. A darling one-of-a-kind stool.
Here's where it gets really real.
I thought I'd take a pic of the stool in action. You know, I thought you'd like to see it.
You see, Junebug, just like her momma, is short. Like majorly short.
I told her she could use the stool to wash her hands but... it still doesn't get her to the faucet. Which is terribly frustrating if you're two years old. Apparently lots of things are frustrating when you're two.
See? I keep it real. Really real. I'll share with you my ugly 1985 builder-grade grey bathroom with blue tile (seriously, who picks blue tile?!) AND my fit-throwing toddler--all in the same post! You're welcome.
I think I may need to get one of these awesome inventions to complete the bathroom:
Found via Pinterest.
And here's the stool again, in all its finished glory--sans screaming toddler: