$5 Antique High Chair Makeover

Hello lovelies!! I have a quick makeover for ya’ll today! Can I tell you how excited I am to dive back into painting? Now that our kitchen is complete and our landscaping is done, AND the cooler weather is on the way. (I hope!)

Today I’m sharing the simple makeover of this high chair I picked up for $5 at the thrift store at the beginning of the Summer:

It was really dirty, almost like it had been stored in a barn or shed for about 50 years.

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I just loved it though and had to bring it home with me.

One coat of my favorite blue, Sunken Pool by Behr, made into DIY chalk paint (Recipe HERE) gave it a fresh new look:

Antique high chair painted in Behr's Sunken Pool.

It also looked like it may have been in a fire?? Otherwise, I have no idea what this gook all over it was:

I sanded it lightly all over and most of it came off pretty easily. Older pieces like this distress so beautifully…

Like I said, I only gave this piece one coat of paint, then I sanded all over to distress. Luckily there were no bleed-through issues!

Antique high chair painted in Behr's Sunken Pool.

A simple paint job is all this chair needed since it has so many pretty details…

Antique high chair painted in Behr's Sunken Pool.

 

 

Antique high chair painted in Behr's Sunken Pool.

I especially love the details on the back…

Antique high chair painted in Behr's Sunken Pool.

I thought this would be so cute to use as a plant stand, or how about outside on a covered patio holding pretty white Fall mums??

Antique high chair painted in DIY chalk paint

I’ll be back on Thursday sharing what I did with this mirror I picked up for $6!

See ya’ll then! 🙂

UPDATE: Check out how this mirror turned out HERE now! 

XO,

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  1. Mary Kaiser says:

    How simply lovely that turned out! I love it! Your so amazing, some times great big projects, and some times small simple projects, but I enjoy ALL of them so much!

  2. Oh that blue is just perfect – and great idea to turn it into a plant stand 🙂 And that mirror for $6? 😮 In Australia we’d pay at least $50 if we’re lucky!!! Looking forward to seeing what colour you paint it 😀

  3. Christina in SW FL says:

    SO cute Christy! I thought a lovely plant stand… maybe something that spills over the edges? Love that blue color… I see a trip to Home Depot in my next weekend. 🙂

  4. ColleenB.~ Tx. says:

    The child’s high back chair is just adorable and love that color.
    These make such wonderful props for photo shoots

  5. The chair is now beautiful again. Love the detailing /distressing on the back, too. Great job!

  6. These are great chairs to put at the table for toddlers to use when they graduate from a regular highchair. We have something similar for the grandkids. 😉 My mom has had the same one since my son was born. 🙂 Love that it was such an easy makeover!

  7. Teresa Johnson says:

    Beautiful make over! The color is just perfect!

  8. THE GOOP ON YOUR CHAIR IS OLD VARNISH THAT HAD BUBBLED FROM HEAT AND OLD AGE. THE PRESS BACK DISTRESSED WONDERFULY A OLD DOLLY WOULD LOOK GREAT SITTING IN IT.WAITING TO SEE WHAT YOU DO WITH THE MIRROR .

  9. Robyn Wright says:

    Too stinkin’ cute!

  10. Your chair is so pretty! Maybe I’ll find its twin today?!! : ) Beautiful color choice!

  11. Christy Roppel says:

    Hi!
    Love this! I dodo have a question: Did you use any type of cleaner/degreaser or did you just sand it?
    Thanks!
    From another Christy 🙂

    • Thanks, another Christy! 😀 Normally because I use chalk paint which does not require any sanding, I just use clorox wipes to clean a piece before painting. However because this had that gunk on it that needed to be sanded away, I sanded, but then just vacuumed away any dust with my shop vac. Then I wiped it down with a clean soft cloth before painting. I knew I was going to shabby this up a bit so I wasn’t too worried about it being super clean first. That’s the long answer lol! XOXO

  12. This is just adorable!! And you staged it so pretty, too. 🙂 xoxo

  13. Growing up, my mom always had an old highchair in the kitchen with a plant sitting on it.

  14. I have a similar rescued “toddler chair” with beautiful rolled arms that I painted years ago, when my little girl was falling out of her booster seat on a regular basis. I put this at the kitchen table, and it was perfect for her! She’s now 8, and she still prefers it over a regular kitchen chair because she gets to sit higher. Your paint color is gorgeous! Did you seal this with anything after you painted it?

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