Coen constantly wants to be at the kitchen counter with the family, but the downfall is that he keeps falling of the tall stool. His highchair isn’t quite tall enough to have him sit in and see over the counter, so we had to come up with an idea on what we could safely do.
I looked all over Pinterest and almost decided to build a solution, however, I have recently failed at a few of my building jobs. Plus, I knew it would take forever for me to complete.
A few years ago, my sister-in-law bought a Learning Tower for her little one and loved it. I didn’t think I could commit to the $200 price tag, so I went to Craigslist to do my shopping. Lucky for me there were three for sale, so I was able to get one for $80!
Of course with every used thing, it has its wear and tear. I didn’t mind at all, since I like making things my own anyway. Plus, I just discovered chalk paint and this gave me another excuse to use it. (Looky here to see a pic of the chalk paint I prefer: http://villagecapecod.com/new-project-making/)
I enjoyed doing this project with Maren. I have to give her credit. She actually painted the majority. We even let Coen help out a little.
Now that its all done, Coen can finally be at the counter with the others.
Want your own Learning Tower, but your area’s Craigslist doesn’t have one for sale? Here is an affiliate link from Amazon for the Learning Tower by Little Partners. Click on the image and it will take you to Amazon.