A work colleague kindly gave me a tired old wooden highchair that she had stashed away in the shed. It was in good condition, but just plain and boring. Unfortunately I forgot to take a "before" photo, but you know the kind of highchair I'm talking about.
After some bright blue spray paint and some Mexican oilcloth, this is what it looks like now...
I decided the seat definitely needed some padding so I bought some thin pieces of foam from Spotlight and used tacks to put the oilcloth over the top.
After doing the seat and standing back looking at it, I realised it still looked a little boring with the tray just plain blue, so I glued some oilcloth to the tray. I think it's really effective and the black and white is stimulating for the little ones to look at, as well as being easy to clean!
I also spruced up a little vanity stool I had sitting in my bathroom which my Mum gave me. It was brassy and rusty and had been covered with an old cushion cover.
After giving it a good sand and a spray of Killrust and black gloss, I again used Mexican oilcloth to cover the seat. It goes better in my bathroom now. I can sit and talk to the girls while they're having their bath and don't have to worry about the seat getting water on it.
I've been working like a mad woman in the past couple of weeks trying to finish all my smaller stuff I have sitting in the garage. My daughter's kindergarten is having a Ladies Market night and Mum and I will have our very first stall! There will limited space so we've decided to just put in all our smaller pieces and have an album on display showing our larger items.
I'm nervous, but also excited as it should be a fun night!
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