Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Wood Wednesday High Chair

I have been so busy trying to move my blog, I have not been creating. There is one project that I completed before Christmas, but did not post.
When we lived in Bridge City, I had a space at Vintage Things. It was like a baby Antiques and Crafts Mall of Pasadena. There was an antique high chair in someone else's space that I really wanted. At the time I had no grandchildren and therefore no use for the chair. In 2008 Hurricane Ike flooded the entire town. When I went to clean up my space, I found that highchair in the trash. Can you believe it? Someone threw it away. Well, of course, I rescued it.

 Isn't my studio/garage great?

It stayed in storage until beautiful AEB, my grandson, was born. I took it out and cleaned it up but he was too young to sit in it.
Before they came to visit for Christmas, I decided to give it an update. I really cleaned it and sanded it and painted it red. I really like red furniture. As I was painting the chair, I had a flashback. When I was a child, my grandmother had a very similar chair that was also red.
After the bright red, I toned it down with a wash of black and several coats of sealer.

AEB and his momma both loved it. She likes anything painted red.


  1. You great "find" looks wonderful. I love the color of red you painted it. It's so cheery!

  2. That looks great! Fabulous makeover!
    Thanks for linking up!

  3. Oh man, I had a high chair in my basket just recently that looked just like this chair. I decided not to get it, and I put it down. I had even planned to paint it red. Why didn't I get it? Yours looks so great. You can bet I will grab one if I ever see another one like it.

  4. So glad you could rescue this and then use it for your grandie. It's really darling red and I love the other chairs too. Thanks so much for linking up with VIF!

  5. Hi there~ love the red high chair! Just darling~and the chair with the stripe is adorable! Well done! Thanks for sharing this at Feathered Nest Friday! :)

  6. Love this to ! So excited to follow your blog.