Thursday, January 5, 2012
Dolly High Chair
When I was little, I had a doll high chair I used to play with a lot. I loved it. As I grew older, it got stored away in my parent's basement sitting and waiting for a granddaughter to play with it. I've had it in my basement for many, many months waiting to be fixed. It had a completely broken tray (so much that it needed to be completely replaced - hence the months of waiting).
Well I managed to get my husband to help with this one. He picked up a piece of wood according to my specifications on one of his trips to the hardware store. I drew out the shape onto the wood with a pencil. He cut it for me. (Although I'm capable of cutting it myself, I knew that if he cut the wood, it would take him 3 minutes, there'd be no cursing, and way less sanding.) He handed me the piece of wood. I sanded it a little and stained it. I put a quick coat of varnish on it and he helped me attach it the the high chair.
I tried to mach the stain as best as I could. I couldn't bear to paint over the lovely yellow details on the back of the high chair. The color is off a little, but she doesn't seem to mind.
Gwyneth really liked it and her dolly "Big Baby" did too.