What’s not to love about an old, sad toddler potty covered in 60-year old pee right? Wait until you see what it bloomed into!
Last summer, Hubby and I took a long weekend get-away over the 4th of July and drove down to North Carolina to see the Rolling Stones in concert (#bucketlist). We then took the long and windy and scenic route back home through all of the small towns between Raleigh and Alexandria, stopping at as many antique stores, flea markets, and yard sales as we could.
At one of the antique stores, Hubby heard me squeal and then saw me running down the aisle towards him hugging an old vintage toddler’s pee pot. The store lady was laughing, and Hubby was rolling his eyes wondering what I had in store for this most awesome find.
“Next spring, I’m going to make it into a planter!” I announced, still hugging the pee pot and jumping up and down.
“You know it still has 60 year-old pee still stuck on it right?” (#buzzkill)
I took Stepson with me to Home Depot to pick out the paint color. I knew I wanted it to be bright yellow. He was more than excited to pick out the brightest and happiest yellow in the store. Either that, or he wanted to get back home to play his video games. The yellow wasn’t enough, though. It needed something more. I found these pre-made adhesive stencils and thought they were perfect. My tagline for Pink Fortitude is “love, hugs, inspire,” but “smile” is close enough, don’t you think?
Rather than sanding down and painting over the modge-podged butterflies, I decided to keep them and paint around them. Sixty years ago, some Mom thought it would be a good idea to add the butterflies to her baby’s new toddler chair to help (him/her) potty train. I couldn’t undo perfection. And the butterflies work with the planter flower kinda vibe I was going for.
Hubby drilled three small holes in the bottom of the dish to help with drainage.
So of course, I’m trying to find flowers at the end of winter and before the spring inventory. When I say that nothing was available, I mean… nothing was available! But I did finally find some pretty purple pansies.
Overall, it wasn’t a difficult project… a few coats of paint and some TLC and now flowers are blooming!
I hope you enjoyed my potty project!
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