I've seen a couple of makeovers in blogland where they have taken a larger type toy and spray painted it to completely change the look and function. It's been stuck in my head for months. I would love to find a kitschy looking owl and make it over to be fabulous but no luck yet.
BUT - I did come across a toy elephant - actually my daughter and I did at the same time. And oddly enough - we both had the same idea! (maybe she's a "great mind" in the making)
We both said we could make it over by painting it. Then she quickly piped up what color it should be get painted and that she wanted it for her room. I could deal with that.
So this gray, scratched up, well played with elephant got a day at of PINK paint layers and hours of drying to be transformed!
And now he....er...SHE sits proudly on the shelf in my daughters room. She kind of holds up her little library of books that she is reading right now. I think it turned out fabulous. (psst! the elephant cost a dollar and the paint we already had - bonus!)
It's such a fun event sitting on the shelf and is always a conversation piece when her friends come over!
I will be linking up HERE!