The Completed Highchair

So as you may recall, I had a wooden highchair I wanted to paint. And if you are my Facebook friend, you will know that I did just that recently. I had to wait longer than I wanted to, just because it was too cold for far too long. But the week before I went to BC I, along with a friend who brought over a coffee table to paint, got a couple coats on. Tim finished it up before he joined me, and when we got back, I sprayed it with some lacquer. The paint, a semi-gloss, didn’t feel glossy enough to me and I wanted an extra barrier between the paint and spaghetti stains.

The completed result is far from perfect. There are a few scratches in the paint. It looks like somebody dragged it across the garage floor while we were gone. Very strange, but the scratches are on the bottom of the tray and therefore out of sight, out of mind. And I don’t know if you have ever used lacquer, but it was a little more difficult to get even than I was anticipating. So some places aren’t as covered as others, but I’m okay with imperfection. I can always fix it later if necessary.

And here Calvin is, enjoying it. I have to say it was super easy to see the dirty areas that needed wiping, and super easy to wipe down. I call it a success!

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Now I just wish I could paint the kitchen walls I dislike so much!

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