Monday, November 13, 2006

The highchair project




This is an old highchair I found at a yard sale for $1.00. I was so excited to find it! It was in rough condition and was missing the tray. Perfect! I had been looking for an old "high" chair for Ella to be able to sit right at the table with us. Since the tray was missing I took off the hardware on the side arms that hold the tray and chopped off a few inches of the arms so it would sit closer to the table. I had to sand the whole thing down pretty good and clean it. Then I painted it black with a distressed finish to match our table and other chairs. Ella LOVES her big chair at the table!

13 comments:

Sarah said...

I dont have to tell you how great I think this chair is!! How lovely you found it. It is perfect and you made it even better.
I love you!
S

Jen & Mark said...

so cute and very creative!!!

Anonymous said...

beth, that turned out really nice! it goes so well with your table.

journeyer said...

very impressed! nice job.

Beth and Jason said...

Janelle-- How can I get to your blog?

Everyone-- Thanks for all the comments! It was such a fun project.

Shannon said...

You did a great job! I love it that it looks like grown up furniture. I get tired of 'kiddie clutter'. :)

BTW- email Janelle at jovialgiant@hotmail.com for access to her blog.

Erin Neiner said...

awesome, awesome, awesome job! looks like it could be in pottery barn kids! i LOVE tag sale finds and you get the "find of the year!" i am also very impressed that you underwent such a great project with 2 kiddos and being pregnant! you get a gold medal! :)

Beth and Jason said...

Erin- I can't believe you're blogging with an infant! YOU win the prize! I PROMISE life gets a lot easier with two kids. It's just like normal after a few months-- actually after all the nursing every 3 hours 24/7 for weeks and weeks!!!! I'm NOT looking forward to all that again. :(

Mark and Anne Brumbaugh said...

Alright Carol Fern. . . Beth that is exactly what grandma would have done. The project looks great and I am sure you had a blast doing that. Maybe it will be in the family as long as grandma Donna's wooden chair:)
Love Ya,
Big Bro

Erin Neiner said...

beth:
the only reason i am blogging at all is that my mother in law took drew every day for the first week we were home, and my mom is here this whole week! i will probably go into hiding for the next month due to the shock of reality! ;) jk. but i do have a lot of help and company right now!

JAMB CO. said...

WOW BETH, YOU GO GIRL! BRUMBAUGH BUILDING IN ACTION! LOVE, MOM

Leah C said...

did you paint the dining room set too? I have the same table and chairs, but haven't done anything with them. (still a very depressing shade of wood-grain). Need to know if you had to sand down the table and chairs or if you just used a primer.

Beth and Jason said...

I LOVE spray paint Leah! I spray paint everything black right now. And if I don't spray paint it black, I paint it red! So, to answer your question, I did not paint the table, but I found the chairs at both yard sales and thrift stores and just spray painted them all. A grand total of $11.00!