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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!


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

Help Me Paint My Highchair

When I first purchased our highchair, I was pretty stoked. I had been looking for a wooden one for a while. I have been happy with it, however the finish is wearing quite thin making it more difficult than it has to be to wipe clean. This morning I forgot to clean up after an oatmeal breakfast before leaving for the morning. Oops. I spent 15 minutes scraping it with a little hard plastic pot scraper.

So to remedy this, I thought I would refinish it so it is nice and shiny new, and easy to wipe down. But then I saw some cute painted highchairs, and I wanted to do that too! I think I am leaning toward painting it, something nice and glossy, but I’m not quite sure of what colour to do. This is where your help comes in!

At the end of this post I have a simple poll. Just pick which colour you think I should paint it! But before that, here are a few photos I enjoyed (click the photo for source):

highchair 3 highchair 5 highchair 1 highchair 2

What colour should I paint my highchair?

  • other (comment) (8%, 2 Votes)
  • restain (15%, 4 Votes)
  • white (27%, 7 Votes)
  • yellow (15%, 4 Votes)
  • blue (35%, 9 Votes)

Total Voters: 26

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For a little refresher, here is my highchair. It does not need to match my wall colour since these walls are not mine and I do not like them.

High Chair

Have you ever painted a high chair or anything else that constantly needs to be wiped down? Have any tips for me?