My second granddaughter is not even born yet, and I am already making her a "time out" chair. Anyone who knows me, knows that I don't procrastinate. The terrible two's will be here before we know it.
One day while visiting my son and pregnant DIL, I walked through the garage, and noticed this bar stool sitting in a corner. I asked could I have it, and they said yes.
As I stood and looked at it, I thought where was I going to put it, how was I going to use it. Light bulb moment...cut it down and make a "time out" chair for the future grandchild. Afterall, I had found the stool at her parents house and it can now become a keepsake.
The purple made it look to dark for a happy seat. I was going to paint a happy face on the top, but decided against that, because with a face it would always have to positioned with the face facing forwards. Yes, I have issues. So, decided with the flowers, it could be turned in any direction and not look off.
Ta-da....I love it.
When she hits those terrible twos, and needs a time out, I will ask her to go sit on the "nice seat". Here she can think about why she is being mean or ugly...and the powers from within the chair will transform her behavior back into being as sweet as sugar.
My family consists of a hubby, two sons, two daughters-in-law and three wonderful grandchildren. Those gbabies are the joys in my life. They are my reason.
I enjoy taking what someone has thrown away and making something pretty, useful and most important...it must make me smile. I have taken an old door and made a headboard for my bed...which makes me smile everytime I walk into my room. I took and old metal headboard, footboard and made a "flower bed" for my back yard. Or old drawers turned into a spice rack. Thinking outside the box is what being creative is all about.