Snazzy Little High Chair

I feel like I spend weeks and weeks on Pinterest collecting ideas and then for one random week I go crazy copying ideas. I KNOW! It is so so so cool, unique, and fun! So look what I did with that inspiration.
I apologize for less than stellar photos. I completed this one during my maniacal race to get a truckload full of “stuff” to take up to Trina Rose Boutique before their store opening. And it had just snowed… obviously.

This is what I started with.
It was a bit rickety so I tightened it all up and used some wood glue to secure all the joints. Then I busted out some of my scrap booking stickers (which I know I will never use) and stuck them on the untouched wood in a fun pattern.
Next, I used my homemade white chalk paint to paint the whole chair with 2 coats.
I was super worried when I saw the stickers lifting and puckering, but was in it this far so just went along for the ride.

The stickers were soaked through and really a pain to peel off.(I should have waited to peel them off till after I painted the gray stripes-but apparently I enjoy making more work for myself)
Check out this mess of leaked paint blobs… super…more work again.
The paring knife worked the best for me when I was scraping little tiny bits of sticker and paint from the inside edges of the flowers. The scraping went better than I thought it would and didn’t take too long.
Much better! Since I knew I would be distressing the whole chair I wasn’t super picky about perfectly clean edges. I taped off my stripes next.
I used Americana craft paint for the stripes because it was what was right next to me while I was working.
After it dried, I distressed and sanded the whole chair. I got most of the gray paint off of my designs, but left just a bit behind.
Then I used Annie Sloan clear and dark wax to finish ‘er up.
I am pretty happy with how it turned out!
It took a long time though.
I think it would look cute as a “table” in the bathroom too.

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