Last year, we painted Katie's Stokke high chair. I meant to share it and forgot all about it, despite my friend Cat's reminders. This was actually my high chair from childhood, and the finish was pretty rough, so the paint really brightened things up. Katie is the one who chose the color--I thought it was bright until Winslow made her request this spring.
|Ryan cleaning the heck out of it.|
|Coat of primer.|
|Candy Apple Red.|
|At the kitchen table.|
It's so stunning that Katie's chair now looks a little dingy in comparison. She's asking for purple. We *might* do it. Drew's chair is still wood-tones, and we'll let him choose when he's old enough.
A quick note about Stokke chairs. They are a luxury. They're very expensive, but they last and are quite attractive. You can strap in your infant or put up the baby attachment until kiddo is old enough to sit on his or her own. It is very difficult for a child to tip the chair over, too. The seats are convertible for adult use by switching out the small seat for the large footrest, which can hold up to 250 lb.Very little for kids can be deemed "investment", but these chairs can almost be considered heirloom quality. They also have appeared on the cover of decorating magazines like House Beautiful, so that in and of itself is awesome. Just my little plug. Stokke doesn't know I've said these good things.
UPDATE on kitchen electrical: Ryan replaced all the outlets on the circuit and now the plugs for the freezer and such are working again. Loose wires from Cousin Larry's renovation were the culprit.
I'm sharing this post at Miss Mustard Seed's Furniture Feature Friday.