Here I am in my old wooden high chair that Lael now uses when she goes to my parents' house.
I never registered for a high chair from Babies R Us because I knew that I wanted to purchase a bare wood one that I could stain to match our espresso colored dining room table. After much
blood, sweat and tears, I finished it and Lael is enjoying the fruit of my labor.
Recap of staining process:
Did I go to Sherwin Williams and get them to match the stain?
Did my sweet husband, who has never stained anything in his life, try to do it and actually just paint on the stain without wiping it down as he went?
(I love you, honey. That darn Mr. Williams didn't inform you correctly!)
While out in the August heat, did I have to sand off all of the excess stain that my husband left just sitting on the surface of the chair?
Did I then have to stain back over it the right way and do 3 different coats?
Did I then have to add a reddish stain over it to get the right color because the chair had more of a purple tint?
Did I then have to do 2 coats of polyurethane?
K. Just wanted to be clear on all of that.
You can see why I might be a little partial to this high chair.
As a side note, Lael's newest fave thing to do is not swallow her food. Thus, the chipmunk face in the picture above. She just stores it in her little cheeks.
Meal times take FOR.EVER.
Can I just tell you how happy it makes me to have a furry friend that is poised and ready for any kind of crumb that might just happen to fall? I knew I loved that dog.