Thursday, January 31, 2013

~SOMETHING SWEET FOR BÉBÉ~

A couple of days ago I shared with you a few of my latest junkin'-around-town finds!  Little by little my hands are growing stronger (Whoot!  Whoot!) so lots of painting is on the horizon for me!!!  Late winter is my least favorite time of the year, for obvious reasons, but oddly enough it's a great time to uncover great finds.  In order to make room for new Christmas gifts and purchases a lot of fabulous used stuff is donated...  Garage Sales might not be all that common during the colder days of the year, but the shelves in the thrift stores are usually really full and overflowing.  At least that's how it is here in my state!
On Wednesday I finally got to drive again and so I decided I'd visit all of my favorite haunts within six miles of my home.  I REALLY wanted to drive into Oklahoma City, but I didn't want to overdue my healing hands.  I found more wonderful things for my booth space and a few things needing a repaint job.
My FAVORITE FIND was this amazing antique/vintage Baby High Chair.  It was originally marked $29.96 and then marked down to $14.96.  Well...I snagged it for half of that price yesterday and I couldn't wait to haul it home, wash it down and repaint it with my favorite soft white paint!
Not sure how old the High Chair is...  I only know it's solid wood and included the original porcelain tray (oops...forgot to put it back on in the final makeover photos!).  I couldn't believe it.  The Chair came painted in a soft camel brown which actually helped transform it to where I wanted it to be...  Once it was repainted soft white some gentle sanding with my orbital sander (can't do it by hand...not yet!) revealed just the right amount of brown paint.  This little sweetie is destined for my local booth space (more about just WHAT I'm doing with that soon!).
If I didn't already have a lot of neat things for our home I could see this sweet Chair used on my covered porch to hold a cascading plant like ivy...  Wouldn't that be sweet?  I MAY paint some pale pink roses down the center back or maybe just the word Bébé for a French Farmhouse look and feel.  Not sure yet.  Whatever I end up doing I'll be sure to share once a final decision has been made.

I promised myself I would try and NOT rush the seasons this year and yet here I am already longing for Spring.  Ugh!  Can't have the new without the dying back of the old, I guess!   That beautiful thought keeps me going...that and the simple fact I'm soon going to be working with pain-free hands!

Hope your day is wonderful.

Love to you~

15 comments:

Anne said...

What a fun find!And a great price too! Oh yes I said I did not want to rush the seasons but I too am longing for spring.
xx
Anne

NanaDiana said...

I am so happy that you are soon to have pain free hands. I know it has been a long winter for you so far. I love that little high chair-it is just darling!!! What fun to have found it at that price. Love the redo on it! xo Diana

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

You made it beautiful, Rebecca! I love your Paris heart pillow, too. Glad to hear you've been able to start driving again.

Shabby chic Sandy said...

I love the high chair--how sweet! I want one to though I have nobody to put in it right now :) Your heart is so sweet too :)

Lorena Wheeler said...

Hey sweetie,
Glad to hear your getting better. Winters are so hard for me here in Michigan, the cold, gray days make me dream of spring as well. I struggle mentally as well. Our hope is to one day move south to a warmer climate. My immune system will love that and so will my spirits!

You are such an inspiration!
Hugs, Lorena

A Vintage Fairy said...

Oh wow, I adore the chair!! What a wonderful make over!

Jocelyne said...

I've had one in my garage waiting for some attention. We finally decided to pull it out, clean it up and use it for the newest grand baby (9 months.) In the spring it'll get painted, then I'll want to keep in the dining room! Great find Rebecca I'm sure whatever you do with it will turn out really nice.

Pondside said...

It's the time of year - all the possibilities of spring are just around the corner. It's hard not to rush the season.
The little chair is a great find and I like what you've done with it. Someone will be so happy to find it in your booth!

Bonnie Hitchcock said...

What??? You have got to be kidding! I can not beeeelieve! What a great find! I don't know it I could let that go! Love it! Sure looks like you are better. Wow, and that's with weak hands. My, My are you good!

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Adorable, If I had a grandbaby, I would use that adorable chair for what it was intended!

Carol

Theresa said...

Love that sweet chair:) I am trying NOT to rush the Seasons this year! Time just goes by WAY too fast and I want it to SLOW down! Have a blessed day dear friend, HUGS!

Julie Marie at Idyllhours said...

What a fabulous find Rebecca!... I love the idea of keeping it yourself and putting some trailing plants on it come Spring... pale lavender Trailing Lobelia would look gorgeous!... So happy your hands and you are mending, and yay for you getting to drive again!... I don't wish the time away either, but I DO wish the bad weather away... so happy today is February... just the name of the new month brightens my spirits... my thoughts are totally on Spring!... love you!... xoxo Julie Marie

Pink Roses and Teacups said...

This is so sweet Rebecca! I would have to keep it! Glad you are healing nicely, and getting back to doing things you love!

Hugs,
Debbie xxoo

" SHABBY JUNK" said...

wow I have NEVER seen the tray on these. Good deal!

Deanna said...

Becky Sue,
Love the chair and what you did with it!
Gives me an idea.
My old high chair I have is still bright red.....white would be a super nice change.

White it is,
d

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