Happy Tuesday Glam Girls!
Seems like it’s been forever since I talked to you ladies, and for that I apologize. Life has been a little crazy these days, but the show must go on, right? And with that, so must the makeovers!
Today’s makeover was found at a local goodwill here in Baltimore. Certainly nothing I was looking for, but it does seem I’ve picked up quite a few baby items lately. I’m blaming it on the excitement I feel for the anticipated arrival of my newest little cousin; Paige Marie. How can I not love her and be excited? As soon as I learned her name, I started shopping! So here is the first Little Paige-inspired arrival.
I was so excited to begin, I took the tray off before taking pictures, but what made this high chair so appealing to me was the detailed center slat. So much opportunity there …
I began of course by thoroughly cleaning the chair and as always, giving it a light sanding just to prep the surface. I wanted a gender neutral combination and decided gray and yellow was both neutral and modern. I began with Annie Sloane’s Paris Gray, making sure to get all the nooks and crannies.
If you look at the picture above, you’ll see my first thought was to paint the tray. Once I saw it all laid out like this however, I changed my mind. Boooooring. And so I stripped it until I figured out what exactly I’d do. In the meantime, I began working on the trim.
And then this happened.
I can’t tell you how many times Kevin has told me how important it is to always lay a drop cloth. So many times, that when I was painting the chair, I actually listened. That piece of cardboard was my drop cloth. I understood the importance. I listened. But when I decided to move the chair to our dining room table I rationalized that I was only painting trim, not a lot of paint involved; I could handle it. So what happened you ask? I needed a little paint for mixing colors and I was shaking the can the top flew off.
Apparently I didn’t put the lid on tight enough. Go Figure. And paint flew all over the place. And Kevin was right there. Now I’m a professional when it comes to hiding paint spills; I’m what some might call a professional mess maker. Couldn’t even do it this time so he helped me clean while once again stressing the importance of drop cloths . . . Harumph.
Anywho, I selected Annie Sloane’s English Yellow and mixed it with a little Pure White to get the perfect shade of yellow.
The final detail was the tray which I decided to stain. I wanted a deep brown and actually used a leftover mixture from when I stained our pantry doors in the kitchen.
Here’s the final result.
So do you love this as much as I do? Would love to hear your thoughts!