About a week ago, I was browsing the Goodwill store near my house when I found this:
A small rocking chair, huddled in the corner and just. The right. Size. For an American Girl doll (in case you’re keeping track, the doll did receive more presents for my daughter’s birthday than she did). I took it home, washed it off and painted it.
Super simple. I just painted the whole thing blue (ColorPlace paint in Serene Stream) and made little white dots all over it with the end of my paintbrush, making sure it didn’t look too perfect.
That’s it. The total cost of this project was the $3 for the chair — I had all the paint and painting supplies on-hand. This has been a weird birthday for me because every present I’ve given my little girl has been either handmade or thrift-store improved. I didn’t buy her a “real” present. And while I love the idea of special, unique gifts that suit people, even if I haven’t spent much on them, it’s still a jump from my philosophy to actually spending very little money on my own child. Makes me feel guilty. She did love it, though. The doll is currently sitting in the chair, wearing her fairy wreath and tutu (which I will show you later this week!) and everyone seems very happy with the arrangement.