Painted Silhouette Portrait

Last year after Christmas, I shared with you guys the fantastic handmade wooden toothbrush holder my dad made for me as a gift.

Well, this year my parents have done it again! I had to share.side by side silhouette portraits

Here’s the backstory: My mom has always had a framed silhouette portrait of her profile as a child. When I was growing up, I always thought it was soooo neat and told my mom I wanted to keep it.

So, instead of giving me her copy, she painted me my own version! I think it’s so amazing and thoughtful. After she painted it, my dad crafted a little wooden frame for the canvas, and my mom stained it.

silhouette portrait decorframed silhouette painting

Isn’t it a great idea to make a simple painting from a loved photograph as a gift? Sometimes homemade presents are the best ones.

Brush your teeth in style

Christmas happened!

Now, time to get back to regularly scheduled programming.

But first, let’s talk about this awesome gift that my Dad gave me this year. My mom was browsing my Pinterest page, and saw that I had pinned this toothbrush holder.  She said to my dad, “you can make that!” And so he did. And that’s why my parents are the best.

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tb holder bottom

My dad cut this from a piece of mesquite, and spent many hours sanding it and making it perfect.  I love it!

A beautiful toothbrush holder deserves to be filled with beautiful toothbrushes, don’t you think?  Here are some of my favorites I found around the web.

toothbrush collage

one. two. three. four. five.

Hooray for pretty bathroom accessories!  Which of the toothbrushes is your favorite?  I’m leaning towards #4, so much more fun than my boring old toothbrush now.