Sunday, April 26, 2009

Highchair Makeover

I got this lovely highchair from my in-laws. It was in great condition although it was a little rickety and needed some screws replaced.
I decided to paint it black so it would match our dining room furniture. It was really pretty easy. I just used spray cans of primer, black semi-gloss paint, and a few coats of clear to seal it. I have not attached the tray yet, and I think I like it as it is for now anyway. It goes right up against our table and now Levi has his own chair and doesn't need that clunky plastic booster chair he was using.
He already loves it!
P.S. To those who asked, here is what I used to seal the highchair.

7 comments:

  1. CUTE. LOVE the black. What a simple fix!

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  2. That looks beautiful! I've actually been keeping my eye out for a similar chair, to do the same thing with, but no such luck yet. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  3. Ooo... I like it! Nice job! And I agree, I like it without the tray as well!

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  4. That's awesome! I never would think to do something like that. What a great idea.

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  5. Thanks for sharing. I have a shelf that I need to get done for Kinsie's room, but I wasn't quite sure how I should get started.

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  6. Hmmm...tell me about this clear sealer thing. I did the same with my childhood crib, passed down to baby #2, but the look was always a little unsatisfactory--I like the gloss of yours much more, and I attribute that to the sealer. Would love to know how that works! Is it in the same aisle, etc??

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  7. greenappleorchardApril 30, 2009 at 8:10 PM

    I believe I bought the sealer at Home Depot and it was in the same aisle as the spray paint, but at the bottom. I will post a picture of the sealer I used. They had gloss or matte and I bought gloss. I wished that they had a semi-gloss, but this worked out okay.

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