It’s been awhile! Life has been a bit crazy around here the past couple of weeks. Fall is my favorite time of year and I’ve had a hundred things… a hundred projects in my mind that I’ve wanted to write about, but finding the time has been challenging. I’ve been blessed with lots of painting projects for clients and my nights have been spent hanging with my 3 favorite men. But, there are some fabulous projects and fall decor that I’m excited to share over the next few weeks, so here’s to hoping I’m better about making the time to sit down and write.
Today’s makeover was fun to paint, fun to envision and fun to photograph. It’s hard not to find happiness when you’re painting a project for a bouncing baby and her expectant mama. This mama has had the image of an old Jenny Lind style high chair in her head since before finding out that she was expecting her baby girl. She was patient and hunted down the perfect high chair on Craig’s List and then contacted me for help painting it the perfect color.
Armed with inspiration pictures, we selected Annie Sloan’s Provence for the chair. We wanted something not too blue, not too green… something that wasn’t too bright and wasn’t too “baby”. I think that Provence is the perfect shade of teal.
The corners of the tray, footrest, arms and top of the chair were just barely distressed… just enough for a bit of the original wood finish to peak through, but from afar, the high chair looks like it’s painted a solid color with no distressing to distract from its turned spindles and legs. I sealed the high chair with a food safe sealer. Although the high chair won’t be used until this baby is older, and when it is used, it will be used with a plate or tray; we wanted the chair to have a safe finish that will protect its new paint job.
Painting the high chair made me wistful for the days when my boys were babies… made me wish that I painted furniture back in those days. I’d love to have a painted memory of their baby days… but I’m happy that I get to help others create those memories now.