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« on: January 28, 2009 04:07:48 PM »

alright so I found this old, beaten-up metal hi-chair in my favorite hole-in-the-wall thrift store at the beginning of the summer. I had always wanted to take on more ambitious projects and this was my first stab at furniture. Since I picked this up, I've rehabbed 2 vintage kitchen tables and I'm hooked. And I think my right arm is twice as big as my left from all that sanding and polishing.

the BEFORE pics:


(not pictured: me taking it apart and exclaiming "Ugh! WHY is this STICKY!??! EWW!")

painting in progress:


and the AFTER pics:





I sealed all the painted metal to bajeezus & it's alot lighter than it looks.
let me know what you think!
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« Reply #1 on: January 28, 2009 04:20:13 PM »

This is too awesome!!!  Grin I love it!
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« Reply #2 on: January 28, 2009 04:44:00 PM »

Really nice!
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« Reply #3 on: January 28, 2009 05:07:14 PM »

It's beautiful! I LOVE the painting on the back! Brilliant!
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« Reply #4 on: January 28, 2009 05:21:58 PM »

This is a really good job.  What kind of "fabric" did you use for the seat and back?  I hope it's something washable.  It would be a shame to mess up a work of art.

Also, I can't really tell from the pics, but is the back where you painted the kitty metal?
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« Reply #5 on: January 28, 2009 06:02:43 PM »

This is really awesome. I like the colors and the picture on the back.   Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: January 28, 2009 07:04:14 PM »

I love it... !!
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« Reply #7 on: January 28, 2009 07:10:26 PM »

Aw MAN!  The things I'd have used as a little tyke are being called vintage!  Great job though.  We never had  a high chair so cool.
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« Reply #8 on: January 28, 2009 07:15:16 PM »

HOLY CRAP ON A STICK!!! I freakin LOVE it! lol If you find another one like it will you decorate it for my little boy, he's due in April. lol Just kiddin, but seriously I think this is the coolest high chair EVER, waaaaaay better than anything plastic or wooden I've seen in the stores.
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« Reply #9 on: January 28, 2009 07:37:38 PM »

Wow that is *cool*! Love the painting. The whole thing is amazing. Way to see the potential in something!

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