Sunday, March 30, 2014

trash to treasure

I have been searching high and low for an old antique high chair for Mae. We use a plastic portable one that has been great, but it has to be on a wooden chair (our dining room chairs, not kitchen which are upholstered) so food does not get in the fabric. Well, like I said before, we are not formal people, so we eat most of our meals at the kitchen table not the dining room table. I have found several antique high chairs since the search but some didnt have a tray, some didnt have straps, and some were just more than I wanted to spend...aka $100 plus. 

Last weekend, in Atlanta, I found this high chair that needed a major facelift at a local church rummage sale. I spotted it from across the way and bee-lined for it! Nothing some sanding and paint cant fix! 

I joked with my friend, Sarah Neale, that the bargainer in me wanted to negotiate the $15 dollar price. I should be condemned for even letting it enter my head, because the money was for CHURCH for crying out loud! So I went happily with my money to check out! And you wouldnt believe....

everything in the sale was HALF OFF! $7.50 baby! God knew he had to show me He was in control not me!

So after I lugged it in my car home to brag on myself to my hubby and him roll his eyes....we have this beauty!

I used a coupon for a free 8 oz. size of the new spring line paint at Lowe's. Color: London Coach
Ryan added a polyurethane coating to it today and tonight it will be in use for dinner! 

And for a final last look, Before and After:

As my friend Rachel reminded me today, one man's trash is another man's this case baby's treasure!


  1. Soooo cute!!! You should add her initials to it! :)

  2. You are so smart Leighton and so resourceful. Initials would be adorable.....BB