9.15.2010

The Hoffman High Chair - Custom Refinish Before & After

BeforeThis high chair is for a couple of sweet little girls. It was originally used by their grandmother when she was feeding their mom. I love projects like this where we take something that is sentimental and restore it so it can be used today! Love it!

After
Our client picked a Benjamin Moore paint called Spanish Red. It is such a nice soft red. Not too vibrant and not too orange or purple.
This little chair is a bundle of spindles! Spindles add so much dimension and all of the distressing made the levels of detail pop.
The nice warmth of the brown finish compliments the paint wonderfully. Don't you just love the wooden tray! Everything is so plastic nowadays!
You don't see anything like this much anymore. The metal glides to insert the tray.
We hope this chair sees many more babies!

I need to report on our ginormous window. I decided late last night I need to do a bit of paint touch ups. I cannot wait for the reveal!

Happy Thursday!

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29 comments:

Lenore @ Lather. Write. Repeat. said...

It turned out so lovely in that shade of red. You're so right - everything is made so cheaply these days. That's why I love working with vintage and antique furniture!

XO
Lenore

cindy @ ::cottage instincts:: said...

Sooo pretty! I have that same high chair. It belonged to my husband's family, and the tray was lost years ago. I repainted it a soft fern green last summer, but have never found a place for it. Now I want to distress and put some stain over it to use it somewhere!

Kristi said...

Oh, wow! I love, love, love it! I've really been getting into red lately and would love to paint some of my finds red. It just needs to cool off a little more before I can get outside to sand. Plus, I need to ditch this cold I've got. Anyway, I love all of those spindles and they just look great in their new red clothes!!

~ The Speckled Dog

NanaDiana said...

Melanie- That is exactly the high chair I had when my kids were growing up- Jenny Lind style. I love the red paint on it. I had painted my own white and sold it before we moved to FL many years ago. Now I wish I had kept it for my grandchildren...*sigh*

I can't wait to see what you do with that window...but whatever it is...hurry up, will ya? The suspense is driving me crazy (and I haven't far to go)>) Diana

Nora said...

I used to have a Jenny Lind high chair just like that...it went with the matching cradle & crib. Sure wish I still had all of those pieces...

Nice job!
♥hugs♥

Ann Marie @ Twice Lovely said...

I love it! You're right, that's just the perfect red. Very Pottery Barn. So glad it's freshened up for a new generation and on into the future.

Jen said...

I LOVE IT!! I love RED like you love WHITE!! I'm dying to know how you prep all those spindles though. What's your process? I've got some I need to do, but I keep putting it off because I can't use the sander on them and I've never used stripper so I don't know how.

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

i love it! i wasn't sure what color i saw it in when i saw it in its "naked" stage, but now i can picture it no other way- the red is perfect!

Sharon said...

Love that color, I am going to file that away to use in the future!!
Great Job!

Chelsea said...

Love it! Megan just got an antique chair like this to refinish. Super cool idea!

michelle said...

That is the sweetest highchair! You did a beautiful job. I love the wood ones, my mother-in-law still has the one that she used to sit in when she was a baby!

artis1111 said...

Great job! I love the red on the chair. Kathy

Mara said...

I love it Melanie! great job!
Hugs!
Mara

AllisonK said...

I LOVE the red! this turned out so lovely!

Christa @ Modern Vintage Interiors said...

Oh, I LOOOOVE those old highchairs. The red is perfect. Makes me want to have another baby just to refinish a highchair!

Cozy.Cottage.Cute. said...

So jealous!!! I've been looking for one of these everywhere (antique shows, shops, online,etc.) but haven't been able to find one with the tray intact.

That colour looks so vibrant and sweet. :)

Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

I love the color - it looks so awesome bright red!

A Room For Everyone said...

What a gorgeous colour! I'm not a 'red person' but I really love that shade. Rachaelxx

Kacey said...

Love it in red! So fun and ideal for kids.

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Rachelle @ Adventures in Creating said...

What a great idea, love the red! It turned out so cute.

Suesan said...

I love the antique high chair. It's so cute with the red. What a great project redo.

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Yanet @ 3 Sun Kissed Boys said...

I have a Jenny Lind highchair very similar to yours I painted a bunch of different colors. I love the red. Nice job!

Ann Marie @ Twice Lovely said...

I just got a very similar high chair at a yard sale today. I'm thinking I'm going to finish it in in a glazed red like you did!

Ann Marie @ Twice Lovely said...

What did you use as the finish coat on this? I'm trying to figure out what to do on mine.

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Vintage Charm said...

This is gorgeous! I am about to redo an old high chair for my little girl, and we're doing a red too. This turned out great!

gail@myrepurposedlife.net said...

they just don't make things like they use to!
great job!
gail

oops! said...

So adorable!

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