Grandma Wants a Black High Chair

2 Materials
3 Hours

Can you ever go wrong with solid classic matte black furniture? The answer is NO! :)

A very good friend sent this solid wood high chair to be reloved for her sweet little granddaughter visits

The entire chair was scrubbed with Dixie Belle white lightning cleaner in a bucket of warm water after removing the hardware.

Scrubbing removes anything that will affect the paint job and give a fresh new start. Rinse and dry.

To remove knife cut marks on the tray I power sanded it smooth.

I chose one of my favorite matte black colors from the  Dixie Belle silk paint line called anchor. Using the flat medium Dixie Belle synthetic brush to get in and around the curves the paint went on beautifully. 

Click  HERE to see more projects done in this fabulous classic black color.

This is one coat and pretty much that is all that is needed. I did do a second coat on areas needed once dry the following day. This paint has a built in top coat and dries to a soft matte sheen.

However for the tray top I wanted to add durability so clear coated it with 2 coats of  Dixie Belle flat clear coat applied with a damp  Dixie Belle applicator sponge.

Of course my shop assistant  Harley wanted in on the staging photos.

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  • Dixie Belle Paint Products
  • High chair

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  • Debby VanHoose Debby VanHoose on Nov 29, 2021

    Love this! I have 2 vintage high chairs. 1 has the decals on it but the other one is plain. I'm going to do this to the plain one. Thanks for the inspiration!