Jason and I have never been the biggest fans of the high chairs that are for sale now-a-days, they are huge and ugly plastic coloured things. There are the odd wooden high chairs you can find, but they still were not really our style. We found one we sort of liked but the price was insane.
A friend of mine had found a beautiful one for her son on Kijiji. I had been scouring Craigslist and Kijiji for awhile, basically since we found out that we were expecting Everly, and the odd vintage wooden high chair popped up finally. I loved the looks of these. I showed Jason them and was told to pick one if I felt it was right.
As you can see in the photo above we did buy one. Isn’t it beautiful? I got it from a lovely elderly couple in Burnaby who lived just a few blocks up from where Jason and I used to live. They had bought it used in the states for when their first granddaughter was born almost 22 years ago. They decided to put it on Craigslist and if anyone called and showed interest in it they would sell it. Sure enough I came along! I was able to pick it up after my post operation appointment in Burnaby… try to not cross the bridge now unless we have multiple places to go, stupid toll!
Now what are we going to do with it? I am torn between painting it a solid colour, or just refinishing it possibly a darker stain. My Nana is putting up a good argument for leaving it the way it is, but I am loving the idea of a bright aqua blue all over. However, I could just restain it darker and make a really funky cushion to go on it.
Help and thoughts please! I’ve added some inspiration photos. Cannot wait for her first birthday, and having her smash her birthday cake while sitting in this chair.