Stenciled High Chair Makeover

So a couple weeks before we moved I purchased this little old high chair from Goodwill for $5. It’s been sitting in storage for awhile, but it was time to give it a little makeover so we can have a place for my new little niece and nephew at the table when we move into the new home.

highchair makeover beforeI knew I wanted to use Napoleonic blue and Old Ochre in Annie Sloan chalk paint, but I also wanted to stencil something on the back. Trouble was I couldn’t quite find what I was looking for. So, I decided to make my own stencil using ScotchBlue™ Painter’s Tape!

painted high chair makeoverUmm… why didn’t I ever think of this before?

1. To begin I laid out stripes of ScotchBlue Painter’s Tape to form one huge sticker.

how to make a stencil with painters tape2. Next I printed out my phrase to size and cut it out. Then I traced it on top of the painter’s tape.

3. When preparing the surface you’re going to paint, make sure the surface is the color you want your final lettering to be. Since the high chair is blue, I wanted the tan lettering (which is why just that area is painted tan).

painted highchair makeover4. Cut out the lettering from the ScotchBlue™ Painter’s Tape and placed it on the back of the high chair.

make a stencil with painters tape5. Paint straight over the painter’s tape with your top color. Before you paint, make sure the painter’s tape is completely pressed down around the edges so you don’t get any bleed through!

stencil with painters tape6. When the paint is completely dry, peel back carefully to reveal your design!

stenciled high chairPretty easy, right?
Seriously, why didn’t I think of this before!

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Comments

  1. says

    Completely precious!! I love makeovers like this…sometimes I feel like it’s easier to do a makeover on a thrift shop item b/c if it goes badly, you aren’t out much. Yours turned out so nicely. :)

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