Baby, Baby, Baby, Oh!

Baby, Baby, Baby, Oh!

Hey kids! Listen up! This post is for you!

You CAN use a sewing machine, right kids? Because you’re going to need one when you make over your high chair, like Megan at Galumphing in High Heels did. (Actually, Megan got her mom to help her with the sewing, so maybe you should do that too).

chevron_highchair_makeoverSo cute!


Ok, what about power tools?  How comfortable are you with those? Because here’s a fun idea. Better After reader Jennifer took this old $2 magazine holder, chopped off the top and made it into a toy crib!

Coincidentally, Jennifer actually found a friend to cut the top off, so that might also be a good plan, if you aren’t adept with a jigsaw yet.  Let’s conquer the toilet first.



Sniff.  You’re getting so grown up.  It seems like only yesterday you were still in diapers. What’s that? You ARE still in diapers? Oh. Ok.

Then here’s a project that your parents might appreciate: a changing table! This $10 yard-sale piece became baby-friendly when Caitlin fixed it up with a new top and Restoration Hardware alphabet knobs, also found at a yard-sale. (Where are these fantastical yard-sales happening, amIright kids?)

See it sporting its changing pad on her blog The Picket Fence Projects.





Next thing we know, you’ll be asking to borrow the car. Or maybe you’ll be asking to paint the car, you little DIYer-in-training, you.

Mac was happy to oblige when her son asked if he could have a blue jeep, and a couple of coats of satin spray paint later, that’s just what he got.

See the process on her blog The Happy Homester.

jeep makeover

jeep makeover after

Want more kiddie makeover goodness?  Take a scroll through my kiddie archives!



  1. September 12, 2014 / 12:52 PM

    I love your blog. I’m always creeping but never leaving comments. I just wanted you to know that I enjoy the transformations you share!

  2. LeeAnn
    September 12, 2014 / 6:27 PM

    These are such great makeovers. Who knew kids could handle all the needed skills? I need to rent one of them. 😉

  3. Bee
    September 13, 2014 / 6:32 AM


  4. Mumzy
    September 15, 2014 / 8:08 AM

    Love your blog!!!! Love these makeovers! Where can I order some talent like this???

  5. September 15, 2014 / 8:55 AM

    Thanks so much for the feature! I think I peed my pants a little when I saw my pictures on your blog 😉

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