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A Fun & Easy Vintage High Chair Makeover

May 14, 2019

A Fun & Easy Vintage High Chair Makeover

There’s something so nostalgic about old high chairs. They make a great addition to an antique collection and are so adorable in baby photo shoots. If you’ve found an antique high chair during your recent shopping trip, this project is for you.

High chairs can be both functional and fashionable. Learn how to give a vintage high chair a modern makeover with this simple DIY tutorial from A Makers’ Studio. You can make an old high chair like new with some Rescue Restore Paint and a little TLC.

Materials You’ll Need

High chairs can be both functional and fashionable. Learn how to give a vintage high chair a modern makeover with this simple DIY tutorial from A Makers’ Studio. You can make an old high chair like new with some Rescue Restore Paint and a little TLC.

Bring New Life to an Old High Chair With 4 Easy Steps

  1. Clean the high chair with A Makers’ Studio Furniture Cleaner. Using a lint-free rag, make sure to clean it from top to bottom, as most antiques are quite dirty when we first acquire them. Furniture Cleaner also removes any past polish, oils, or finishes that were used on the piece.
High chairs can be both functional and fashionable. Learn how to give a vintage high chair a modern makeover with this simple DIY tutorial from A Makers’ Studio. You can make an old high chair like new with some Rescue Restore Paint and a little TLC.
  1. Mix your Rescue Restore paint thoroughly before painting. Then use your wedge brush to apply thick, even coats across the high chair’s surface. You may need to use a smaller brush to get paint onto rails and decorative accents on the chair.

High chairs can be both functional and fashionable. Learn how to give a vintage high chair a modern makeover with this simple DIY tutorial from A Makers’ Studio. You can make an old high chair like new with some Rescue Restore Paint and a little TLC.

High chairs can be both functional and fashionable. Learn how to give a vintage high chair a modern makeover with this simple DIY tutorial from A Makers’ Studio. You can make an old high chair like new with some Rescue Restore Paint and a little TLC.

  1. Wait 45 minutes to an hour to let the first coat dry, then apply a second coat. Let both coats dry fully for another 45 minutes to an hour.

  1. Once the paint is fully dry, apply Clear Wax to your palette. Offload excess before applying it to the high chair with a cross-hatch motion. Lightly cover the high chair with wax to seal the paint and make it easy to clean up whatever messes come its way!

Optional: Use A Makers’ Studio Stencils to create a monogram, an adorable design, or to create the perfect “Happy Birthday” backdrop for some adorable photos.

High chairs can be both functional and fashionable. Learn how to give a vintage high chair a modern makeover with this simple DIY tutorial from A Makers’ Studio. You can make an old high chair like new with some Rescue Restore Paint and a little TLC.

High chairs can be both functional and fashionable. Learn how to give a vintage high chair a modern makeover with this simple DIY tutorial from A Makers’ Studio. You can make an old high chair like new with some Rescue Restore Paint and a little TLC.


Isn’t this high chair makeover just the cutest? We can’t wait to see what you do with this fun project, so make sure to share it on social media. Tag @amakersstudio on Instagram and use #enjoythebraggingrights to make sure we (and your community of fellow Makers) can see your beautifully handcrafted message.





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