Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Gold Dipped Vintage Highchair Makeover

You guys know that I like to hit up the local thrift shops on Fridays after school as a sort of "Congrats! You made it through the week!" treat.  I usually head home with some clothes and maybe a toy for Theron but this particular week I scored this vintage high chair priced at $10.00. 


I almost passed on it because 1. We already have a highchair and 2. Our families have one, too.  You'd think that would be reason enough to walk on by but of course I had to have it.  

I knew I could turn it into something great for T to use at his first birthday celebration.  I decided to paint it white with gold dipped legs.  I used an all-in-one white paint & primer spray paint for the entire chair and then taped off the bottom of the legs to spray the gold.  It was incredibly easy and took under an hour. 


I have an arsenal of spray paint with a variety of gold options.  I randomly chose this one and I am pleased with the outcome.


I love how it turned out!


I can't wait to add some fun balloons to the back and watch baby boy smash a cake into his face!  I've been planning our little guy's first birthday for awhile and I hope I haven't gone overboard.

xoxo

11 comments:

Michelle Scheibe said...

Painted vintage high chair is in the "pro" column for me having children. There is one sitting in the basement of my parents' house.

Love the gold dipped legs!!!

Chris | Team Sea-Squared said...

Dying. I love this! T is going to love it even more while he digs into his smash cake! I can't wait to see what you planned for his party!

Mrs. Chic said...

Super sweet, vintage high chairs are the best and its gold dipper feet look cute!

Noe said...

LOVE IT ! you are such an inspiration Joy! May I ask what do you use to add text to your photos? I'm guessing photo shop or illustrator, hope you don't mind the question.
Baby T will look so cute on that chair on his B-Day!

Anna said...

I can't believe he's almost one!! And, that means I'm almost a year older as his birthday is the day before mine!!!

Kim @ NewlyWoodwards said...

This. Is. Amazing! I actually planned a painting project for our high chair this weekend (we use a wooden high chair for the Henry boy). Thanks for the brilliant idea on the dipped legs.

Freckles Chick said...

Flawless execution! It's beautiful & I can just see Theron in it, crowned by a bunch of balloons. #itcouldbehisthrone

Let's talk about how insane it is that he's going to be 1!!

Decora Adora said...

Que linda transformación de esa silla . Adore su blog es muy inspirador para mi
Cariños

Kimberly said...

It turned out so great! I, too, found a $10 wooden highchair at a thrift store and have been mulling over ideas of how to paint it. This is definitely being filed under inspiration!

Tonia @ chic modern vintage said...

I loved the way it turned out! Me I might would went waaaaay over board and painted it all gold.

Lauren said...

This looks amazing! I can't wait to see the rest of the details for what is sure to be a fabulous first birthday party!!! :)

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