Yes, I have a newborn and toddler. And yes, I somehow found time to do this little spray paint project.
The thing is, I love to create. I love to see the potential in ordinary junk and redeem its value. So why the heck I am doing crafty projects in the midst of the fog of sleep deprivation and keeping a toddler busy? Because it refreshes me and keeps me feeling like myself.
This little elephant is special to me. It was actually my mom’s as a kid. You can’t tell by the pictures but it has a bobble head that my toddler is obsessed with. This little guy is a piggy bank and was about to be sold in my grandpa’s estate sale before I snatched it up. As you can see, he’s seen better days.
After wiping him down real well, I just gave him a few coats of this blue spray paint.
After letting him dry, here is how he turned out!
I think he’s stinkin’ adorable. I also love that he has some sentimental meaning. He found a home in my son’s room above his changing table.
On an unrelated note, here’s a recent picture of my little man. This proud mama can’t help but share pictures.