the big reveal and happy pictures

Tuesday, August 18


well, here it is now!
when i saw this chair in it's original state, i quickly imagined it painted with a monogram in place of the decal. and, i imagined it in a field of tall grass. seriously.

so, you ask, how did it get from point a to point b?? it began with a serious cleaning and sanding to even out the old stain. it then got a bunch of coats of primer and heritage white spray paint. because i wanted to keep the original concept of the chair but with a modern feel, i decided to go with an image instead of a monogram. hmm, but what type of image. a silhouette seemed to be a perfect solution because they are precious, they are very vintage, and they fit the concept. after ridiculous amounts of time searching, i found an etsy shoppe with an image i liked and asked them to make one no more than 3 inches tall. alicia kindly obliged and called it "nice and tiny for maribeth." i love it! and, it came with three more!

now, back to the happy pictures. i have said before that contrary to popular belief we do not have tons of pictures of our children much less walls full of eye candy. in fact, it is often a source of discord here that others reap the talents of my husband frequently, but not his own family. (i know, i know, it is his job. i know, i know we still have pictures. i know, i know . . . i'm just keeping it real.) so, i said i envisioned the chair in a field of tall grass. i once saw a picture taken by this amazing photog of a vintage high chair full of chubby baby nestled in the wet california sand. last time i checked, we don't have any beach for such an image, but we do have grass. or, tall weeds. lots and lots of tall weeds. once josh understood my vision, he was a man on a mission to find the perfect location to shoot. then, we just had to wait for a small break in his schedule. well, people, all the stars aligned and we were able to go sunday evening to take these . . .










i am in love! thank you, baby!
if you would like to see similar images taken with film, you can look here.

now, you can find this and other finds at the "i'm a flea marketeer party"!

23 comments:

Molly said...

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the high chair! It is adorable.
Would you please take me with you when you go to find amazing items such as that?

The pictures of your children are beautiful! They are adorable.....

breanne said...

SHUTUP MARIBETH! i used all caps...i never do that, lol. it's fabulous, spencer is fabulously cute. oh how i love it! the pics of the kiddos are marvelous:)

la said...

love it! you did such a great job refinishing that highchair. and how adorable are those kiddos? carter is a total mini-you :)

i've reentered the blog world...you'll be seeing some before-and-afters from me soon too!

Amanda Lovell said...

So jealous that your husband has such a wonderful talent. I'm lucky to get Chris to snap a pic with my camera so there will be photo memories of me with my kids while they were little.

Spencer belongs in an ad for heirloom children's clothing. She has such a timeless look. What a beauty!!!

beth e. said...

love it!

Sonya @ Balentine Bliss said...

SOOO BEAUTIFUL!!!!! All of it! The kids. The chair. The field. It's all perfect! I can see why you were so pleased!

Mel said...

How awesome...Im with Molly: take me with you next time!! And the pics are just beautiful. Sweet Spencer

Miller Mom said...

Your children are so adorable and that refinished highchair is amazing!
You and Josh are wonderfully talented!
Love your blog, cousin! :-), Stacy

Christina said...

The high chair looks great

Claudia said...

Love, love the high chair! Turned out beautifully! And your children???? Gorgeous - right out of a magazine!

Gypsy Brocante said...

A great find, a re-do well done, and the most amazing pictures!! Thank you for sharing it all!

xo
Jill

Tracy is ... Loving Pretty Things said...

what. a. makeover. !!!

Such a great treasure - and a great redo!

Happy Monday~

Restyled Home said...

Love the high chair, love the silhouette, love the baby, love the photo, and what adorable kids!!

Thanks for joining our party!
Linda
http://fleamarketstylemag.blogspot.com

Miss Mustard Seed said...

That high chair turned out so great! The white makes it look so crisp and fresh. The other pictures are just adorable as well. Thanks for sharing!

Blakelyn said...

WOW! I am not a fan of antiques, but I love what you did with that highchair! Not only the white paint, but the photo shoot!

Uncanny Festoon said...

wow lovely redo, but better pictures, but even better photos!!!



Joy.............always

The Decorated House said...

Beautiful high chair!
I was considering painting my daughter's and this let me see how great it would look.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

I love your highchair. I've still got the wood one we bought back in 1980. I never wanted to get rid of it, even when there were no babies to put in it. I love how yours turned out. I'm working my way through the Flea Marketeers!

Jocelyn
http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com/

Michelle@Sweet Something said...

I'm here from Furniture Feature...this is a really beautiful post and the pictures are really amazing!

oh...and the highchair turned out perfect! :)

Vanessa said...

so simple and so perfect!

Miss Mustard Seed said...

I remember this chair the first time your shared it and it is so pretty! That baby makes it look even better. What a cutie. I'm so glad you shared it again.

FleaMarketTrixie said...

so cute

Corn in My Coffee Pot said...

That chair is adorable!
The pictures of your family are great.

The baby? Cute as a button.

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