When Greyson came along I started to look through the baby things than had been lurking in our basement. Most things could be washed and re-used. But our highchair had seen better days. I had been given the all clear to give Greyson solids a few months ago, but he wasn’t initially interested at all… But when he started wanting to nurse around the clock I decided it was time to try again.
I loved the look of some vintage redo’s that I had seen like this online.
I had been keeping an eye on thrift stores when Trevor’s aunt offered to let us use her highchair from when she was a child! I was over the moon!
I loved the dipped leg look, but I wasn’t sure whether or not to paint the tray. I was also torn over whether I should “dip” the legs with another paint color, or leave them their original wood color.
I figured either way I would tape off the legs and then decide once I had the mint color on.
A cute helper always helps!
I finally decided to leave the wood legs and tray and painted a small gold band between the two colors. Also, pro tip: for strait lines, always use tape. whoops.
It took 3 coats of pain before I was satisfied and I sealed it with a satin varnish.
Insert cute baby and you are basically done!
Also, for safety I considered adding a 5 point harness, but eventually added this buckle on because I didn’t want to drill any holes into the highchair. It’s worked out really well.
I was really pleased with how it turned out and with the fact that we were able to give new life to a piece of family furniture. I’m sure I will often think of Our sweet Aunt Karin when meal times roll around.