Thinking Out Loud

Friday, September 30, 2011

For the past few months I've been on the hunt for a vintage { yet safe } wood high chair for the little guy. I really love the idea on taking old stuff and making it new again and would love to do the same with a high chair. Even though there are some cool new high chairs out there, most seem big and bulky for our small dining room, so vintage mostly likely will be the way we go. I would love to paint the vintage wood high chair a fun color, maybe a shade of teal? Or just play it safe with white? I'm also liking the idea of painting it glossy grey. I also plan on making a thin seat cushion, instead of using regular fabric, I plan on using oil cloth - perfect for babies. The high chairs below is a perfect example of what I was thinking.

 { via Drab to Fab }

Hopefully I'll be able to find a darling vintage one soon, after all Avery will be turning 4 months soon and a few months after that we'll be introducing solids. I do have a backup plan just in case I can't find a vintage safe wood chair to redo. Enter Ikea, they sale two wooden style high chairs that could work well. The Blames highchair has a great shape, I would love it in a glossy grey or white. 

The runner up if we go the Ikea route is the Gulliver, I would also love it glossy grey or glossy white. I like that this one pushes directly up to the table, making family dinners much easier. This one has a much wider bottom base, so I'm not sure if it would work for us.

Whatever route we end up going for the little guys highchair I'll for sure share.On my to do list this weekend finish up some misc. diy projects and stalk Craigslist for the vintage wood chair wish me luck!

What are your plans this weekend?


  1. I remember high chairs like the second picture from my youth. That Ikea high chair is not very large in person. It may work out perfectly for the dining area if you like it in person.

  2. I think they still make the Jenny Lind high chair. You can always paint a new one if you can’t find a vintage chair. I like them too.

  3. Towards the Horzon - I didn't know they made Jenny Lind high chairs I'm super excited, hopefully I'll find one. It will be a perfect match since Avery has a Jenny Lind Crib! Thank you

  4. The Blames highchair would look nice in white or grey.

    ~Mrs. Delightful


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