Monday, November 22, 2010

DIY - chair make-over

Remember last week's DIY project where I gave the little dresser a new look?
This cute chair was purchased at the same time as that dresser.

Goodwill find #2: a wood high chair/stool with a bad paint job.

Sanding this was too much work with all the contours, so I just skipped that and went right to primer (I bought a quick drying spray primer). My first plan was to paint this with a brush. Boy am I glad I didn't go that route! I used an enamel spray paint so that it will be easy to wipe clean. I love spray paint. It's quick, it's easy, it paints legs and spindles smoothly, and it's cheap!  This chair now looks "good as new!"

With my three year old sometimes standing on his knees to eat his meals, 
I thought this chair would be a big hit.  I thought correctly.

And I think it's safe to say that it's a big hit with my one year old as well!

Isn't he the cutest kid you've ever seen? ;)


  1. Cute--the chair and the kid!! Love his smile!

  2. Love it!
    I miss those kids!

  3. cute as ever is correct!

  4. Hmmmm.... :-) I'm not sure about superlative form cause I have a couple other good choices here... ;) But yeah, he's cute too and I like the chair a lot. You should make the business out of it! Buy cheap, fix it and sell it! I would be your customer ones we move there. (Or should I say "if"?)