Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Highchair Makeover

Here's a project that I posted a while ago, but many of you have not seen it.

This first picture is almost 35 yrs. old. Our first daughter was celebrating her first birthday in the highchair that was given to me at a baby shower given in her honor. The plastic cover came with the chair. Three years later our second daughter sat in the same chair with a different cover that we bought. Since then two grand daughters have used it and one grandson.

This was the chair with a different vinyl cover that our grandson used. (It's very hard to find a cover for the old wooden chairs that have winged sides). When our fourth grandchild was born, Hubby and I started looking at the worn tray and decided to redo the chair and cover.

Out came the sewing machine . I was going to do the sewing and Hubby was going to do the sanding and painting. I started measuring and doing the seat cushion .

In this pic was cutting the sides of the back and the batting to give it some padding .

Meanwhile, Hubby was doing his part.... sanding the chair.

We decided to paint it with exterior satin black paint. ( Our dining room has a lot of black accents and that is where it usually sits.)

The transformation is starting to take place. We were so pleased with how it turned out and how inexpensive the project was. I got the material as a remnant that cost & 4 a yd. It didn't take much more than that.
Here it is without the tray.

With the tray.
I had to make ten ties for the cushions there were so many spindles to attach them to.

It co-ordinates well with the runners I made a couple a while back.

What have you been up to lately? I would love to see some of your projects.

I'm joining Kim @Savvy Southern Style for Wow us Wednesdays! Be sure to stop by her gorgeous blog and see lots of inspiring blogs!


ceekay said...

What have I been doing lately...well, let's see....not counting the panic, fear, hilarity, and worry??? hmmmmm - I will get back to you!
You know I love the high chair. Beautiful as always.
I feel better cuz...when the going gets tough, the tough go shopping!!!

Heather said...

wow, what a make-over! it looks amazing! i'm glad your hubby is doing well and the tests are looking good.

Celestina Marie said...

First off, I want to say, I was sorry to hear your hubby had been ill. So glad things are better. Thank you for stopping by and letting me know. I get so busy and am slow to get around, but good friends like you keep me informed and I appreciate that so much. Prayers for your hubby.

Oh wow is that hugh chair gorgeous, and you know I love that fabric. I have drapes and all the accessories in that very same fabric that I used in a bedroom in the past. Currently I am using pillows in that design in my villa room. I love the high chair painted bladk. The picture of your daughter in the chair is adorable. What memories that chair has. Beautiful redo. You are way talented!! Have a great weekend.
Hugs, Celestina Marie

Walking on Sunshine... said...

I'm so glad to hear that your hubby's test came out okay! The high chair is adorable! Love the black paint. You truly are talented!!!

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

PTL for Tom's good report!!

The high chair looks fabulous! I love the fabric and the black paint!

Great job! I know little Ivy will enjoy it!


Susan said...

What a wonderful makeover. So happy to hear all is well with your hubby.

Shannon said...

That looks so great!!! I love wooden high chairs and hope I can find one when I have kids. :) If I have to makeover one I will!

char72 said...

That's one of the best makeovers I've seen in a long time and relatively easy and inexpensive. Thanks for sharing.

Nancy said...

Oh that fabric is stunning~ What a difference! It is so wonderful that you still have the chair...what a treasure!
You both did an excellent job! nancy

Kristens Creations said...

Thanks for the nice comments! So glad your hubby is doing ok, I will keep him in my prayers. Love the highchair redo, it's fabulous! I had a chair just like it for Chase. I should have done what you did, I think we sold it. Have a great rest of the weekend! Kristen

Kathy said...

Love the high chair makeover! Looks great in black. My kids high chair was black originally and I stripped it and stained it!
Have a beautiful Sunday and a blessed week. So glad your guy is doing so well.

Shelia said...

Oh, what a beautiful job you've done on the sweet little highchair! It looks brand new and what precious memories you have that goes along with it!
Thank you so much for your kindness to me.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Kelli said...

What a wonderful makeover...I love it! I'm glad your husbands test came back looking good.

Melissa said...

How beautiful!!! I love that fabric! I think my highchair (I'm 50) was exactly like that. I would love to know what happened to it. Sure would love to have it now.

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Wow...what a great transformation! You should link this post to next weeks Metamophosis Monday on my blog. We do "before and afters" every Monday and this would be a great one! Susan

Martha said...

WOW! I can't believe it is the same chair!

Susan @ A Southern Daydreamer said...

Beautiful transformation!! Looks amazing!

Nancy W said...

Incredible job! Look forward to more great things from your blog. Hugs from Conroe TX!

Linda/"Mom" said...

This looks DELIGHTFUL & so "NOW"!!! Warmly, Linda

Cass said...

You must have the most glamorous high chair on the planet! Very chic.


"Blossom" said...

What a great high chair table make over. The fabric and the black it so in right now.

Mrs. G said...

Oh my gosh, that is a stunning make over. It looks so cozy for baby to sit in too.

Cathy said...

This is my first visit to your site! This is one impressive transformation; you have an oh la, la, ever so chic chair now! Looks great...Cathy

Chandy said...

Great job on that project! "It looks so much better" is an understatement! Wowie!

Happy Monday!

marty39 said...

What a fabulous transformation. I love the black color and the fabric you chose is just gorgeous. Great job. Hugs, Marty

Chloe's Couture said...

What a chic transformation-you would certainly pay big bucks for a trendy chair like that! Great job!

Kim Chalfant said...

Fabulous transformation. Really updates the look. I would be proud to have that in my dining room.

Shelia said...

Hi Rose! Oh, what a darling little high chair and it's filled with memories. Love the makeover! I redid an old wooden highchair for my little grand daughter and would never have thought of using black! The black looks wonderful. Now aren't you the smartest one making your own cushions? Love that fabric! You and your hubby made a great pair! :)
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Bringing Pretty Back said...

Everything about this post is so special. The fact that you have had the chair in the family so long, the fact that you and your hubby worked on it together.. and it is so gorgeous redone.
Have a pretty day!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Wow, a lot of memories in that chair. It looks pretty all dressed up. Thanks for joining WUW.

Celestina Marie Designs said...

Hi Rose,
I remember this post and loved it then and still do. The fabric you used is one of my favorites as I have several pieces in curtain panels,napkins,chair cover and pillows etc.
We have very similar taste as you noted with my kitchen chandy. I love it too. Ours has 9 lights and hubs put it on a 3 way dimmer. We also have the matching down pendants over the bar and a ceiling light inside the stove top.

Hope you are doing great and enjoying some warmer days. You asked about my arm. It still is problematic off and on. Let's me know when to stop working!! LOL

Love the highchair and seeing the makeover again. It sure gives me some inspiration for my laundry room makeover soon. You are one talented girl!!

Have a great weekend ahead.
Hugs, Celestina Marie XO

Polly said...

Awe! I love rescuing a piece of furniture. AND one that has sentimental value to you makes it even better! Feel free to check out some of the furniture I've rescued from Goodwill and Craigs List lately!