Monday, March 9, 2009

It Wasn't Cute Anymore!!!

So I have had this highchair since Bug was a baby. It is 11 plus years old. The frame itself is still in great condition. The padding on the other hand was faded, a little torn, a lot gross, and really not cute anymore.
It was a cute pattern and the colors were bright and happy 11 years ago, but after going through 3 kids and being stored in between... it needed a make-over.
Soooo... being stuck in the house as I am, I looked through my fabric scraps, and tried to find something bright, cute, and that would work again if we have any other children(like a boy)! Wishful thinking in the future! Anyway I think it turned out pretty cute, considering I used only what I had here at home.
I used old jeans of my dear Hunter Dan(I hope they were old anyway), to make the stars and the buckle straps. The old straps had been washed many times and were NOT coming clean anymore.
I embellished with a little rickrack and some bright polka-dot orange ribbon. It was a fun project, and looks so much better. It all comes off too so it can be washed.

I wish my camera could show the fun, bright colors...

Happy Monday Everyone!!!

38 comments:

MiChElLe said...

I am very impressed! That is adorable! Have a lovely and Bob's your Uncle!!!

Sarah said...

That is so cute! You done a great job!

Screamin' Mama said...

That is fabulous! I wish I had done something like that for mine. It makes it so much more personal.

Brynn said...

That turned out absolutely darling! Very talented, I love it!

Xazmin said...

Ummm, should I smack you now, or later? Hope Ashie and your are feeling a little better today!

That Girl said...

wow, thats sooooo cute! I am very impressed!!

Rhonda said...

Wow!! That is adorable!!! I love the change you made! You are awesome girl! If you don't ever need it in the future you could sell it on Craigslist and get some extra cash...I know someone would snatch it up because it is wonderful looking !Thanks for stopping by today!

Kimi said...

That is the cutest thing I have seen in a while! Great job!

Julie Isa said...

Oh my gosh! Great idea!!! I'm sure you've started a trend!!!

Jerri - Simply Sweet Home said...

How cute. Great work!

Kelli said...

How creative! I need to learn how to sew.

Jane said...

The high chair is really cute. Maybe you should do those for your business also - I bet they'd sell. And I do hope you and Ashie are better. If you need help you know my number.Jane

AndreaLeigh said...

wow, that turned out so well! it looks like a new high chair!

Heather @ Sugar N Spice Mostly Nice said...

Ummm...I thought you were sick!

It is very very cute though!! I wish I could sew.

Lori said...

Great job! :)

Jennifer said...

Cute doesn't even describe it....
It looks excellent.
What a creative make-over!

Erin said...

Great Transformation. It looks great and you could never tell it was the same highchair. Awesome!

Amy said...

I really like the new look. I think you did a wonderful job I like how the stars have different patterns on them.

Kally said...

What a fantastic idea!! I know it sounds strange but I kinda wish I had a high chair to do that to.

Becky said...

You crafty people amaze me. I can be crafty..but not when it comes to fabric or any type of sewing stuff! It turned out very cute!

jenjen said...

That is an AWESOME project! It turned out so well!!!

Good job! I hope your baby is feeling better!

XOXOOX
Jen

Amy Ellen said...

I know you've gotten a lot of comments on this, but STILL... I am amazed too! This is the cutest high chair! You have talent.

Mother Hood said...

Totally WAY cool!

feather k said...

great idea! the previous pattern made me think of a 1990's wallpaper that we had in our home...thanks for stopping by today!

Jolene said...

Wow, who knew that a highchair could be reupholstered? You did a great job. It is verrrry cute.

Jennie said...

Thanks for the comment! I love the highchair. I wish I was that crafty. Instead I'm full of great ideas and no skill or ambition to fulfill them. I keep asking someone to teach me to sew but everyone thinks I'm a lost cause.

Toni said...

wow, this is super cute too...ur so creative
~toni

RootsAndWingsCo said...

I love this idea and think it would be such an easy fix!
Rebecca
RootsAndWingsCo.blogspot.com

Jen said...

You did a fabulous job!!!!!!

The Masked Mommy said...

I LOVE this! I always think about doing stuff like this, but I'm so bad about actually getting it done. Go you! You have a super human ability to follow through with your ideas! You can claim that as a REAL superpower, too. If anyone asks how you can be sure, just tell them The Masked Mommy told you so :-)

Laufa said...

Good job on making it too cute!!!

Sarah said...

I need to do this for our high chair as well. Thanks for the motivation! I have all the materials around here, now to tackle it :)

Kris said...

What you did with that chair is nothing short of amazing!!!

Shawn said...

I had that same high chair for my first daughter...14 years ago. What a transformation!

Did I read that right? Did you say "another child". If my eyes were not deceiving me I want to tell you that you are truly a force to be reconned with my friend!

Shawn said...

I do know how to spell, really.

reckoned~oops

Mrs. D Lightful said...

That is SO adorable. Way to go! You are so talented!

Heidi @ Blue Eyed Blessings said...

Can I just add to the long list of comments that this amazing!! I haven't seen this kind of creative makeover yet. Love the fabric choice, embellishment, ribbon...everything!! Great work! Great talent! I'm in awe right now.

Tulsi said...

This is the best idea!!! I'm having my first grandchild in July and have been thinking of buying a second hand high chair or wondering if I should go new. I could certainly use this idea!!!