Holiday Home Series: Christmas Highchair

Welcome to The Holiday Home Series at The Yellow Cape Cod.

 Today, I would like to share a quick (30 minute) and inexpensive ($20) project to prepare your home for guests.  Little guests.

This year, instead of pulling out the plastic highchair for our Christmas parties, I came up with a simple way to welcome our little friends/family members in festive style...

I picked up a wooden highchair at the Goodwill for $12 (on half off day).  It was in good condition and had a nice shape.  

Here is how I did it:
I sanded the surface lightly with my hand sander and gave it a good dusting.  The screws on the tray hardware were stripped.  Instead of removing them, I taped them off with painters tape.  

I gave it a light coat of spray primer.  In 5 minutes it was dry and ready for paint.  Krylon paint is amazing.  The finish is smooth and it dries completely in 15 minutes.  

I gave the chair three light coats of Krylon Cherry Red Gloss paint.  I have tried many red spray paints and I like this color best. 

It's so much cuter than a plastic high chair.

It's a fun holiday accessory even when we're not entertaining.

 It's also a great way to freak your hubby out when he gets home from work and asks why there is a highchair in the house again...  

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  1. This is GORGEOUS! I love it. I wish it was in my house :)


  2. Love the high chair, and the red paint color is perfect. I want one now, and have no babies:) Perfect accent to any dining area.

  3. Oh I love it! I am on the hunt for a high chair now. leslie

  4. Your "new" high chair is gorgeous!!! I love it, the color is wonderful.

  5. What a fantastic color! Such a thoughtful idea for the sweet babies that will be in your home.

  6. I have a high chair that I bought at a yard sale for $5. I've been planning on a nice, bright coat of paint for it as well. This post reminded me that I need to get it done. I'm thinking turquoise because my kitchen/dining room is red. Your's turned out beautifully! And what a nice surprise for your little holiday visitors. I laughed out loud at the comment about it freaking your husband out!

  7. Wow, beautiful, love it! I have my husband's aunt's 100-year-old wooden high chair, but his family would probably shoot me if I painted it...but I sure do like how yours turned out. Hmm. :) Thanks for sharing!

  8. This is so beautiful --- it is lovely to look at as a holiday accent even if you don't have little visitors!

    Blessing, Becky

  9. So cute in red..Love it!

    Just an idea for safety,using a washer and screw to add a webbing strap under the wood tray. You can then screw a snap end under the chair and attach the snap to the end of the webbing (leave an inch for pulling the snap. That way little ones can't slip through. I added this to a pretty highchair I picked up second hand. :)

  10. LOVE LOVE LOVE! I just received a wooden highchair through freecycle; however, need the hubs to make a tray for it. I'm planning to paint ours blue/teal - something cute and boyish for Little J's first birthday. This red is just stunning though!

  11. I'm sitting here with a cuppa joe, clicking away on your blog and just had to stop and tell you what an inspiration you are! I've loved ever single detail and laughed out loud at the high chair comment ... "a good way to freak out your husband"... oh goodness! You are SO TALENTED. Wish you were here with me; I'd drag you to my front room that I am attempting to Pottery Barn-ify. Keep up the amazing work and Happy Fourth of July! Jules from bles-id


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