This adorable pink high chair was painted in the color, Vintage Cupcake by Elizabeth from The Semi-Crunchy Mama. Come see how she painted and sealed it with child-safe products!

This little high chair jumped out at me immediately. I had been looking for a wooden high chair for my 9 month old daughter for a little while but hadn’t been successful. Everything I found was either in brand new condition (so there was really no need to paint it), or it was so old and worn out that it was a safety hazard. So, when I came across this high chair on a resale website, I jumped on the opportunity. 

pink painted high chair with eco-friendly voc free child and toy safe furniture paint from country chic paint3

Because it was a used high chair, the prep on this piece was a little more involved than a dresser or nightstand. Babies make a lot of food related messes, so my first step was to pressure wash it with water. After I had gotten most of the old, caked on food off of the chair, I washed it down with soap and water. Once dry, I sanded the whole chair just for good measure because food can leave lots of oils in the wood. I wanted to make sure none of those oils came through on the chair.

Since this was going to be my daughter’s high chair, I thought the best color to paint this would be Country Chic Paint’s Vintage Cupcake. The light pink was a perfect compliment to my daughters chipper and cheery personality. Painting with Country Chic Paint’s Oval brush, it took two coats of paint to get the high chair coated well. I then had a few spots that needed a little touch up work, mainly in the hard to reach places. All in all, the paint went on smoothly and easily.

pink painted high chair with eco-friendly voc free child and toy safe furniture paint from country chic paint3

After the high chair was painted, I stared at it for a while. In all honesty, I loved the look of the high chair without distressing or any other additional work. However, high chairs get really dirty and beat up as they are used daily. So, I decided that I would distress the high chair all over. That way, no matter what kind of beating it got through the day to day activity, it would still look great. 

pink painted high chair with eco-friendly voc free child and toy safe furniture paint from country chic paint3

When the distressing was complete, I sealed it with Natural Wax. This will be a piece that I will more than likely have to seal many times over because of the heavy use. Time will tell if I will need to use Tough Coat on the seat and the arm rests. As it is now, the high chair is beautiful and has a cute, chippy, farmhouse feel. I’m so excited for my daughter to have a rustic and pretty little high chair, and to enjoy such a happy piece in my home.

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Elizabeth {The Semi-Crunchy Mama}

Hi I’m Elizabeth, wife and full time mom of 4 littles. My hobbies include thrifting, upcycling furniture, restoring foreclosed homes, gardening and cooking from scratch! I strive to live sustainably in the heart of the suburbs.

My family and I live in Colorado Springs, CO where the weather is bi-polar and I have tons of indoor time to transform secondhand furniture into beautiful pieces. I absolutely love taking the tired, torn and trashed, and, with the stroke of a brush, giving each piece a second chance!

Make sure to follow Elizabeth on her blog, The Semi-Crunchy Mama. You can also find her on Instagram, Pinterest, Facebook, and Twitter!


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