Paint Dipped High Chair

About a month or so ago my friends moved,

and in doing so cleaned house, so we took (among other things) a wooden high chair off their hands. It was super cute, but had a few dings and chips so it needed to be redone. And, hold on to your pants, I painted it a color other then white. I KNOW!

I love that it was blue, and I love the paint dipped look it already had, but it needed a little sprucing up.

I love that it was blue, and I love the paint dipped look it already had, but it needed a little sprucing up.

If I was a better DIY’er I totally would have stripped this down before painting it again, because it already had at least 4 layers of paint on it. But I’m not… so I just sanded the crap out of it. And I mean I sanded the crap out of it. I wanted it to be as smooth as possible. Then I wiped it down with a damp rag to get all the nonsense off.

When Ace Hardware was running it’s free paint Saturday promotion I picked up a quart of their paint + primer Clark + Kensington in “City Night.” I’ve never used a paint/primer before but it worked fantastic- two coats was perfect and we love the color.

If you follow me on Instagram, you already got a sneak peak or two:

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Here we are at my work station… which is the kitchen table with a big ol’ piece of plastic on it… I gave this baby two coats. I painted the coats on separate days, but the first coat was dry after a few hours.
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Then I used my Frog Tape to tape off under the second highest rung at the bottom and gave the bottom three coats of “Cantelope” by Behr (leftover from the guest room).



It’s new home is in the guest room, where the walls are also Behr Cantelope colored. I figure for the majority of the time, when my nephew is not here to use it, it can sort of serve as a mock end table for one side of the bed.



Once the weather get’s nicer (it is going to get nicer, right?) I’m going to give it a coat of spray sealer, but until then it’s not used much so it’ll be just fine as is.



10 thoughts on “Paint Dipped High Chair

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  3. I really really like how it turned out. I’m a HUGE fan of paint dipping things. I haven’t done it yet, because I haven’t found the right piece. But I think you NAILED IT!

  4. Hey Stephanie!!!! I havent seen a post of yours for a while..must have just missed them. Anyways..because of YOU I have started my painting stuff! Just started out doing a free mantle clock..little. It was a reddish brown woodsy color and I too went to Ace that day but the paint I got, they arent going to carry is called Kangaroo and I love it!!! It is a taupeyish gorg color! then I took my craft paper from Prima and did the clock face and put pearls on the 12,3,6 & 9 then diamonds on the rest! Painted the hands and just now waiting for my flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts to get here to finish off with lace and flowers! Then…teehee…I painted a couple signs, what happens is because of this stupid ADHD, that I start projects and go on to something else and they say..’crap, I forgot the other one…’ LOL..but…I LOVE your work!! And this high chair is cool!! I might have done the back rungs the cantelope with the foot rest but love the blue color!! Way to go Stephanie!! Do another!! LOL Thanks for your inspiration and yes…I am rambling but wanted to tell you this!!

    • I was actually thinking about going back and doing the foot rest cantelope too- I wanted to look at it for a few days as it before deciding. Good for you for getting things done- that clock sounds super cute!

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