Little Red High Chair
Oh my goodness, I had searched for a solid wood vintage high chair since my now toddler learned how to sit. A high chair that I can refinish in a bright color, and will be a steal of a deal. I searched thrift stores, antique shops, garage sales, and Craig's list, but could not find one for the right price and the right fit( I wanted a small one - have you seen the size of some of these high chairs out there?) . I was telling my friend what I'm looking for and she suggested I get an app called OfferUp. OMG - guys- download that sucker ASAP. It has everything on it. I check there first for anything I'm looking for, that I consider getting used. I started looking when I was three months pregnant. I found a little wood highchair that was listed for $25 and I got it for $15.
So much potential ! I love it. However, I was not about to sand the thing down - who has time for that? I just scrubbed it down with steelwhool and dish soap in the bath tub, let it completely dry and sprayed it with a prime. Home Depot associate advised me to use grey primer because I painted the chair red - not to have it look pink with white primer.
I was told not to use spray paint for anything that food will be eaten off of, but to use a high gloss paint. To be honest, I should have went to Sherwin Williams or another paint store where the sales associates live and breath paint. I just don't love the finish and I needed to paint it three times to be that bright red I wanted. Oh goodness, don't get me wrong, I love Home Depot just like the next stay at home mom does. The paint department was amazing with my kids, had Simon help behind the counter with our paint and checked out al the machines. It was sweet. But, I wish my red paint had a higher pigment - or something.