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.
What a sweet high chair. It reminds me of the high chair we found for our daughter many years ago. It was unfinished and my husband finished it. Our oldest granddaughter played with it and now it will be passed on to our newest granddaughter who turned 7 months old today. I am crazy about having something to pass down like this to a new generation. It is wonderful that your parent saved this great chair. It fits Bitty Baby well…I will be buying Bitty for my little one too…she will fit just right in our chair too. Thanks for a nostalgic, for me blog post today.
I had that very same high chair as a child. I’m certain my parents or my sister still has it. We used ours so much, the screws wouldn’t stay tight!