My first before and after! Wahoo! First, I will be blatantly honest in telling you that….I was so excited to start this project that I forgot to take a before picture! EEEK, Whoops !(insert weird smirk emoticon of your choice) But, in all fairness, at the time I was starting this project I had no idea that I would be putting this process on my blog (something which I never planned to do either) ! So, here is the closest picture I could find on the web as to what this chair originally looked like! Just use your imagination to see that there was quite a bit of additional sticky old food stains which were SO much fun to clean off!
Prior to starting the painting process, I spent some time cleaning this high chair up with soap and water, sanding it, then wiping it down with mineral spirits. Now the real fun could begin! Painting!!! I chose to go with a different shade than I normally would pick and chose “Sea Foam Green”. It is a bluish green color, really pretty and could be gender neutral if you were using it for it’s intended purpose. I painted it with 2 coats, distressed it where natural distressing would occur, and finished it with a top coat of hemp oil. The process was fun and I love how it came out in the end. Nothing like seeing a dull, ugly piece brought back to life that was going to be thrown in the trash! Here are my after photos….leave me a comment and let me know what you think!