Just Kidding

It’s a kiddie round-up! (I sang that in my head to the tune of The Final Countdown. You know. “It’s the final COUNTDOWN!!”  That’s the only lyric I know, but the real star of the song is that rad synthesizer solo.  I HIGHLY recommend that you check out the music video.  It’s absolutely hilarious and is guaranteed to improve your mood.  Perhaps you could have it playing in the background while you read this post.

Tangent: When I was very young, I attended my brother’s little-league soccer awards ceremony. I remember it all so clearly. Part of the program included a slideshow of the soccer season, and the background music just happened to be … THE FINAL COUNTDOWN.  As I sat in the darkened auditorium, I was so awed by this spectacle of soccer action shots and adrenaline-pumping ’80s pop, that I decided then and there that soccer was definitely the awesomest thing on sweet planet earth, and nothing would stop me from being a part of it. My mom was like, “You want to join soccer?  Sure.”

I later found myself crushingly disappointed to discover that soccer wasn’t even a fraction as cool as that slideshow had led me to believe.

 

Anyway, here comes a KIDDIE ROUNDUP! Do da doo doo, do da do do doo!  I will now refrain from attempting to type out the synthesizer solo.

First, an adorable herringbone chair makeover from Rebecca at The Ivy & Co.

Kiddie round-up!  Great makeovers of kid's furniture on betterafter.net

Kiddie round-up!  Great makeovers of kid's furniture on betterafter.netSo cute!

Next, a $20 thrift-store desk makeover from Alicia at Drunk on Junk. It all started with the loft bed she surprised her daughter with on Christmas.  With the bed up and out of the way, that meant more room for fun furnishings! Such a fun space.

Kiddie round-up!  Great makeovers of kid's furniture on betterafter.net

Kiddie round-up!  Great makeovers of kid's furniture on betterafter.net

 

Speaking of Christmas, Better After reader Anne reupholstered this kid-sized chair as a gift for her son, who happens to be obsessed with BIG cats.  Tigers, cheetahs, cougars, you name it.  She reports that he loves it so much, he drags it upstairs and downstairs so he won’t have to sit anywhere else!  I’d call that a success.

 Kiddie round-up!  Great makeovers of kid's furniture on betterafter.net

Kiddie round-up!  Great makeovers of kid's furniture on betterafter.net

And here comes another kiddie chair for ya.  Not that we don’t love Blue’s Clue’s around here, but I can’t really see this little chair complementing anyone’s decor.  Plus it’s a chair … with a picture of a dog … sitting in a chair. That is some scary Inception stuff right there.

Better After reader Lyndsay certainly didn’t want to gaze at that sight, so she took it apart at the seams and used the pieces as a pattern for a look that everyone can love.

Kiddie round-up!  Great makeovers of kid's furniture on betterafter.net

Kiddie round-up!  Great makeovers of kid's furniture on betterafter.net

Ok, more cuteness.  Hayley at Grey House Harbor wins the cool mom award for what she did with these cardboard boxes and wrapping paper tubes.  Just scroll down, I don’t want to spoil it!

Kiddie round-up!  Great makeovers of kid's furniture on betterafter.net

Kiddie round-up!  Great makeovers of kid's furniture on betterafter.net

Ack, right?  SO cute!  Wait, there’s more:

Kiddie round-up!  Great makeovers of kid's furniture on betterafter.netDying!

This last one I discovered this morning as I rolled over in bed, cracked one eye open and checked Instagram on my phone.  It’s like my morning paper.  I was so enamored with this papasan chair makeover from the incredibly talented Beth and Nick at Sawdust and Embryos that I just had to share. Now I must find a papasan chair to saw in half and mount to the wall, because I want this in my own room. Head on over there for the complete how-to!

Kiddie round-up!  Great makeovers of kid's furniture on betterafter.net

Kiddie round-up!  Great makeovers of kid's furniture on betterafter.net

Happy weekend friends!


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  1. OK that was rather freakish! Right at the time that I clicked on this post the last few notes of that song were playing on the radio! Not even kidding! Yeah our radio station plays “Today’s hits, yesterday’s favourites”, whatever, small market, small radio station. But that was rather weird. Good post by the way :)Love the heavy equipment made out of boxes.

  2. You didn’t give me any time to prepare my Cool Mom Award speech! Ok, off the cuff… I’d like to thank my neighbor who gave me the boxes, my kids for being awesome, my husband for suffering my big ideas and Lindsey for sharing them!

  3. I love Hayley’s project! And the papasan chair makeover is gorgeous! Thanks for sharing. Hope you have a wonderful weekend.

  4. I have a chair just like the Blues Clues one, that same color, just with Mickey Mouse on the back. I have nothing against Mickey Mouse, really, but I have contemplated covering it for a long time. Using the cover as a pattern is perfect. Now to get up the guts to do it.

  5. Can you give me the address for Alicia at Drunk on Junk? I want to go live in her house. Why can’t adults have loft beds?? And fun frames on US maps?

  6. Did you ever see the Final Countdown/Smells Like Teen Spirit Mash-up? It’s just about the most amazing thing ever. No exaggeration!! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rr06IyWMf4Y

  7. Ok, that was AWESOME! Is it weird that it gave me chills? Yes, probably. I need it on my ipod.


  8. Sofia
    The 4th pictures has serveral awesome ideas! I love the pattern on the drawers and the idea of framing the world map!

    Thank you for sharing this! :)
    http://framesandhighheels.blogspot.pt/

  9. I’m totally digging the papasan chair makeover. What a wonderful little reading nook that makes!

  10. Thanks Elaine :) Adults don’t have loft beds because ladders aren’t as fun in your 30’s. I rarely go up there. It’s 7′ to the top! lol

  11. Oh and the map is actually a dry erase board she got from her birthday. Found the frame on the side of the road and it just happened to be the perfect size! http://www.drunkonjunk.blogspot.com

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