(High Chair - Before)
I really don't like the modern high chairs because they take up SO much space, and because they are mostly made of plastic. This smiley-face yellow chair is one sturdy piece. I have never refurbished a metal high chair before so I did some research before I plunged in to the project.
I used Rustolem Clean Metal Primer spray paint followed by two coats of Rustoleum Gloss Protective Enamel on the tray, seat frame, and foot rest. I was concerned about how safe a spray paint enamel would be on a child's tray, so after I stenciled "EAT" on it in sunny yellow, I went over it with three coats of water-based polyurathane. I'm hoping it protects the enamel paint on the tray and the food that comes in contact with the tray surface. I figured if poly is good enough for a wood table, it's good enough for a metal tray.
After re-assembling the chair, I sewed a belt for it so we could keep wiggly children in. I used a D-ring on one side of the belt to cinch it.
Here it is, all shiny and clean and ready for Little Eaters!
Is Baby's chair,
His silver cup,
And silver spoon...
Baby's supper time
~Baby Looks by Eloise Wilkin