Well, this is a bit embarrassing but I never gave an update to the doll high chair I bought back in December of 2011! I’ve actually taken pictures of it twice since then to show you what I did but didn’t like the photos.
So, here is the before.
And here is the after.
I was so torn with all the great color options out there and many of you gave beautiful suggestions on here and Facebook. But in the end I went with red because I felt it was a classic color that would go with the period of the piece. I also like that it isn’t too girly.
Of course it’s been so long now I can’t remember how much paint it took – either one or two cans. I spray painted it slowly with lots of thin coats. I also sanded it the best I could by hand before hand. But boy was that a pain with all those little knobs. There seemed to be a little lacquer or sealer on part of it in the crevices which was really hard to get off so I just painted over it after having roughed it up and it covered it pretty well.
My daughter is finally at the age where she is enjoying playing with dolls and being mommy. Last night she couldn’t go to sleep because she had taken a nap. We could hear her awake until almost 10:30 and in the morning we discovered that she had been dressing all her stuffed animals, including the lamb in these pictures, with her doll clothes. This is why we don’t let her nap anymore!
By the way, the little kitchen is what Santa brought Audrey last year. We love it! It looks so nice and is a great size. We saw other kitchens that were really cute but when we saw the dimensions they were really short and didn’t seem like they’d would grow with a child. We did have to put it in baby brother’s room because that was the only place it would fit, but he loves opening up all the doors and pulling out the play food. I also love that it isn’t gender specific and doesn’t even scream kid so it’s easy on the eyes.