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).
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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.

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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.

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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.

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


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Da plane, da plane!

This before dresser was so plain, but now it’s all … plane.  I mean, before, it was plain-Jane, and now it’s like “Plane, Jane!” You know?  Oh, you don’t?  I’m not making any sense you say?  Well scrolly-scroll down and you’ll see what I mean.

From Debbie at Painted Therapy.

 

An adorable airplane dresser makeover at betterafter.net

 

An adorable airplane dresser makeover at betterafter.net

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Taking the edge off.

I don’t know what is going on here.  It would appear that someone once spent about 45 seconds lining all the edges of this before dresser in gold spray paint and called ‘er done. Interesting technique. Perhaps they wanted to paint the entire dresser gold and ran out of time or paint (or motivation). Or maybe this look was … intentional.  *judgy eyebrow raise*

Who’s to know.  But I know I would have never invisioned it as a perfect piece for a little boy’s room, only that’s exactly what it became thanks to Elaine and her foresight.  So cute! Once again we learn never to judge a dresser by it’s badly painted cover.  See more at Visual Meringue.

See this bright dresser makeover at betterafter.net

 

See this bright dresser makeover at betterafter.net


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Aye Aye Captain!

Friends, I am up to something secret today.  A little surprise that I’m working on.  It’s close to completion, and I can’t wait to share it with you!  In due time … in due time …  But, right now I have to dash out the door because today is the final day I have to work on it.

So I will leave you now with this amazing vintage boy nursery makeover from Adri at Dream Book Design. Luckily, the pictures speak for themselves.  (They say “WOWZA,” in case you were wondering).

 

Don't miss this vintage boy nursery makeover at betterafter.net

Don't miss this vintage boy nursery makeover at betterafter.net

I could stare at this room all day!  Superb job Adri!

 

Don't miss this vintage boy nursery makeover at betterafter.net

Don't miss this vintage boy nursery makeover at betterafter.net

 


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