Painted Vintage Baby Highchair

My Grandson needed a highchair to use at my house when he is here.

White Painted Vintage Baby Highchair and green apple
My search began at my favorite antique store where I found the perfect old vintage highchair in the PAWS shop.

It was vintage and sturdy and just plain perfect!

Wooden high chair before paint

The only thing it needed for me to bring it home was a new paint job... and since everything in my home is a light neutral I chose Old White Annie Sloan Chalk Paint® for the job.

I was working at the shop this day so I started painting it right away, the customers always love a good paint demo and this one was going to be awesome!

Partially painted wooden highchair

Two coats of Chalk Paint® did the job and a coat of Miss Mustard Seed Wax made from 100% natural beeswax was a good food-safe sealer. 

I distressed the edges of the piece with 220 grit sand paper to give it an old rustic look before waxing.

Another big concern besides the sturdiness of the highchair was that it didn't have a seatbelt....  

I searched the thrift store for the perfect cotton belt with a D ring closure. The color and look was perfect for this vintage chair.

Black seat belt for chair

I cut the belt to the right size and attached it to the under side of the highchair seat with washers and screws. 

white high chair with seat belt

The tray had a few cracks but once sealed with wood filler and painted it looks perfect!

Wooden chair and green apple

The highchair is now a beautiful and safe place for my grandson to sit in when he visits Grandma :)

White baby high chair with green apple

Not to mention that it looks great in Grandma's house too! 

Painted Vintage Baby Highchair with Pinterest overlay

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I am Susan, the author and creator at Homeroad. I am a wife, mother of 4 daughters, and a grandmother of 5 and counting. I am a retired teacher, a DIY blogger and an artist at heart. .