Thursday, August 23, 2012

DIY Doll High Chair

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.

2 comments:

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

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

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