Thursday, August 23, 2012

"H" is for High Chair #2

Build: doll high chair

I used Ana White's plans to build this doll high chair complete with movable tray:

Here's my 6 year old girl #2 operating the tray:

I made this doll high chair for my niece Lily's 2nd birthday:

 Inspired by the the Crafting Chicks modified version of Ana's plans:
I added a curved tray on a hinge.

On the right is the hinge and on the left is a piece of felt which 1) softens the 'slam' of the tray and 2) provides thickness same as the hinge to level out the tray:

Here's how I made the doll high chair:

1. Cut wood using Ana White's plans here:

2. Assemble.
I used pocket holes throughout and a spare 1x2 as a spacer:

3. Assembled and wood putty.
The tray is a 10 1/2" w piece of 3/4" birch plywood scrap shaped with a jigsaw:

4. Prime and paint the tray two coats Behr Swiss Coffee.
Draw decorative swirls with pencil:

5. Paint swirls with Americana peony pink:

6. Seal tray with Minwax clear semi-gloss poly spray:

7. Prime and paint high chair two coats Behr frosted lemon:

8. Sand to distress.
Seal high chair with Minwax clear satin poly:

9. Attach hinge and felt.

I'm linking up to:

SAS @ Funky Junk
DIY Project Parade @ The DIY Showoff
Tutorials & Tips Tuesday @ Home Stories A to Z
Strut Your Stuff @ Somewhat Simple
Share Awesomeness Thur @ The 36th Avenue
Pretty Things Thursday @ Scissors & Spatulas
Flaunt it Friday @ Chic on a Shoestring
Frugal Friday @ The Shabby Nest
SAS @ Just a Girl
Remodelaholics Anonymous @ Remodelaholic
inspiration board @ Carolyns Homework
Sunday Showcase Party @ Under the Table & Dreaming
Furniture Feature Friday @ Miss Mustard Seed
POWW @ Primitive & Proper


Jennifer said...

Love this design. Great job! Thanks for linking up to our Pretty Things party. Hope to see you back next week!

Suzanne@Meridian Road said...

That's adorable! Your niece is so lucky. :)