This is my second week of Transformation Thursday- The first week was a bummer for me because not one person left a comment, not even the moderator who hosts it each week. I was so excited to share what I had done and pretty much deflated by the end of the day for if people were visiting, I didn't know it..
So, here I try again.. I apologize that the pics are out of sequence- I've been having blogger issues all morning and finally decided to give up!
We bought a stepstool for our daughter in the hopes that the potty training process would be sped up and simplified..She is tiny and cannot reach the potty by herself..Unfortunately, she STILL couldn't reach the potty by herself with the storebought one (we put it in our second bathroom for now) So I asked my hubby if he could build a stepstool for her..We had leftover wood from a mini-workshop he built for our son so what started as a basic stepstool became a grand project for a man who has very little building experience..He decided to make it for both our daughters, one who is potty training, the other that will be potty training soon enough...He had gotten router stencils at Salvation Army a while back for 3.00 so he carved the girls initials on each level of step (my little ones all have 2 middle initials just like their mama) I bought a can of black paint so that their stepstool would match our toile bathroom. After the 3 coats of black had dried I added cream flowers, dots and accents..I initially wanted to paint the tops with a pretty design but decided against it because my hope is that it will be well used and I didn't want the design to get worn down from tread..Instead I opted for rosebuds and dots in the corner..I also added dots to the initial letters because the plain cream letters looked too boring to me..
A little sealant later, and all done..Our project was a joint effort, my husband as creator and me as painter..We are happy with the result and our princesses can both reach the potty by themselves now :) Bring on the potty training! :)
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