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Potty Chair Makeover ~ Talking Toddler Style

Are you ready for this? DISCLAIMER: This post contains potty talk. If you have ever had a child, you know what I’m talking about. Just wanted to be upfront and everyone is on the same page. hee hee hee. Now, doesn’t every good mother scout the curb when they are walking their kids home? I mean, who would pass up the opportunity to carry this home? Yep, that’s a potty chair and we gonna have a potty chair makeover today, folks.

Vintage Potty Chair Found Curbside | Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

What kid wouldn’t love this little gem with the built-in TP holder and book rack? It’s like a little throne or something. I actually spied this this night before on an evening walk with my kids. We had to walk back that way the next day to go to our homeschool gym class and figured if it was still there I would grab it before the trash truck did.

The owner was sitting outside and we are acquainted, so I asked if I could have it. She told me it just needed cleaned up. This is when my inner voice asks, “Then why set it out for the trash?” Ah well… So, I lugged it home and, yes, my kids didn’t mind. My toddler kept saying it would be for her when she was a baby again. Too cute. Inside Curbside Potty Chair | Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

WHATCHA THINK?

It really was in great shape. Just a bit of dirt in the bowl (that is only leaves. ahem), missing a TP holder, but solid nonetheless. Is it gross? Just a bit. The bowl had been stained with a blue cleaner, but that is a whole lot better than the alternative, RIGHT??

Stained Potty Bowl | Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

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It’s at this point that I’m like…why are you watermarking a dirty potty?? hahahaha!! Well, that bowl had to go and I found one online and had it shipped. I forgot to add the little splash guard for the boys, so will have to go back and get that too. There was a bit of a debate as to whether to turn it into a planter like this one my daughter did in this post, but it was far too cute.

Potty Chair Turned Planter by Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

PREP WORK

Aside from buying a replacement TP holder at the local home improvement store, this potty chair makeover didn’t take much. I simply added wood filler to the big chunk missing from the bottom, then sanded down brittle edges and filler with my sander.

Adding Wood Putty to Repair Potty Chair | Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

Once all was prepped, I wiped it down with a bleach to get rid of any remaining nasties. The next step of my potty chair makeover was to update this little gem.

Being a mom, I have always been one that wanted my kids accessories to compliment my decor rather than make it look like a zoo. However, I want it to be fun for them too. I also want these type of necessities to be easy to clean. I chose an enamel paint that I have used often and done well for me. The color is yet to be named as it is one of my favorite second’s paints.

Painting Wooden Potty for Potty Chair Makeover by Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

My favorite Zibra brushes came to the rescue to make this paint job go fast. It’s starting to look better already, isn’t it? To add a bit more fun, I used some Frog Tape to create some stripes. Also added some whimsy with one of my favorite stencils seen HERE and HERE.

THE REVEAL

After curing, this potty chair is good to go.

Vintage Potty Chair gets cute-factor update with paint by Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

Vintage Wooden Potty Chair with Built-In Toilet Paper Holder | Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

My littlest had fun helping me get this chair ready with some of her favorite potty training books. She’s been a “Big Girl” now for almost two years, so she knows the ropes. I’m a proud mama.

Toddler with Potty Chair for Potty Training | Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

She and her 5 siblings all told me their favorite part was the bird on the book holder. I must say I think I agree.

Bird Stencil on Potty Chair Makeover by Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

And…just in case you were wondering, the bowl is replaced and ready to go. Woot! Isn’t it cute?? If I was a toddler again, I know this would make me want to take it for a test drive.

Potty Chair Seat for Toddlers | Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

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Potty Training Made fun with this Vintage Potty Chair Makeover by Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

Yes, this isn’t a glorious transformation, but is definitely a trashure transformation (one man’s trash is another one’s treasure). To think of how many things go to the landfill makes me queasy…seriously. I hope this inspires you to give something a second look and give DIY a try.

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From Curbside to Trashure (one man's trash is another one's treasure), the Potty Chair Makeover is all about that cute factor. Come see how it's done at Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

Up next is Furniture Fixer Upper time and I will be sharing what I do with this cabinet to give it farmhouse style. Take a peek HERE.

Wooden Chest Before Makeover by Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

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Comments

  1. ColleenB. says

    That toddler potty is absolutely adorable. So very cute. I also like the bird on the side.
    Also like the color of paint whatever it is.

  2. Becky says

    Oh this came out great! Now why would someone throw that away!? Wonderful color choice and stencil/stripe job!

    • Larissa says

      My thoughts exactly. Their loss my gain! 😀 Thanks for the love.

    • Larissa says

      Thanks! Yes, people can be funny like that. I think many figure someone will pick it up.

  3. Janice says

    This is too cute. Great job and like kiddos, I love the bird on the side.

    • Larissa says

      They had such fun finding and watching it transform. Thanks, Janice.

  4. Rebecca says

    Adorable piece, love how you updated it. I was a little concerned since it seemed awhile since last post so glad to see you back in the saddle 😉

    • Larissa says

      I’m happy to hear it. 🙂 I was laying down moldy mulch (didn’t know it) and it got in my lungs with fever and all. No fun.

  5. Mary says

    Larissa it’s a good thing your little one did the test drive instead of you. He he!! Great save and beautiful color too!

    • Larissa says

      hahaha…she doesn’t use a little potty anymore and is so proud. Thanks for the love!

  6. liz says

    I was worried about you when you didn’t post on your regular schedule. Make sure you get enough rest and vitamin D! 🙂

    • Larissa says

      I tried to take a week off and then got an infection from laying down mold mulch (I didn’t know it at the time). I so appreciate my lungs. cough, cough. 😉

  7. Sherry Stuifbergen says

    Yes, I missed your posts…wondered. The potty chair is great..the color and the stencil is the best part.

  8. gwen says

    love the color AND the bird stencil!

  9. Jolinda says

    it is adorable and I too love the bird. My father would make these for his grandchildren and later for the great grand children. So very special.

  10. Marie|The Interior Frugalista says

    My little grandson is just starting potty training and if you lived nearby (like in the same country) I’d definitely pick this up. Such an adorable makeover! Looking at the cute bird, I can see my grandson walking into your bathroom to go potty and pointing to it while shouting LOUDLY “tweet tweet”. Guess what I’m on the hunt for now?

    • Larissa says

      Aww…such fun times for everyone (in a way) that means he’s getting bigger!

  11. Jenn Dynys says

    This made me laugh out loud. About two months ago I made over an almost identical potty seat, with the same color paint, and then as I was looking at yours, we have the same bathroom floor and beadboard walls! If there is a way to post a picture let me know, you would probably get a kick out of it too. I had to show my kids! Great minds think alike!

    • Larissa says

      How awesome is that?! You can email it to me at larissa at prodigalpieces dot com.

  12. Gwen Greenman says

    This is just adorable!! I have one waiting patiently for it’s makeover. where did you find the replacement pot?? Mine currently has a plastic food bowl under it…..

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