I bought this little doll highchair for my daughter last year and I think one of my children must have sat in it because it broke very easily as I was moving it one day.
I fixed it then painted it this really pretty green.
Styling it in my daughter’s room made me think of a funny story that had absolutely nothing to do with a little doll highchair.
There’s only so much I can say about this little before and after project, you know?
This image I took jogged my memory.
When I was growing up, I had a mirror above my dresser like this one.
On the dresser was a punch bowl.
In the punch bowl, was my pet fish. A big-eyed black goldfish.
I can’t remember its name. Poor fish.
Okay, so this was the 80s.
As I got ready each morning for school, I used that mirror above my dresser to do my hair.
I teased my hair to death and used a lot of hairspray. Emphasis on A LOT.
One day I noticed there was a film building on the water of that punchbowl and I took a mental note that I should change the water once I got home from school.
But when I came home little fishy was upside down.
My face looked a little bit like that doll.
I know, so sad. Don’t hate me. I definitely learned my lesson. No more hair spray.
And no more fish.
My kids keep asking me for a fish. I cringe. Then I think of poor Blackie in the punchbowl.
I just named him. I felt bad.
So back to that DIY project, here is the before of the broken little highchair.
I’m so happy with the after!
This gorgeous color is called Inglenook from Fusion Mineral Paint.
Hopefully my kids don’t sit in it again.
And I hope they don’t convince me to buy them a fish!
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