A couple of weeks ago when I purchased the pair of vintage school desks, they also came with this sweet little teeny tiny chair.
I know that rusty patina isn’t everyone’s favorite, but I like a little well placed rust. In the case of this chair, I decided that I didn’t want to paint it at all. I just wanted to add a little extra pop of something.
So I added some Tim Holtz rub-on numbers to the back rest, as well as just below the seat.
Then I tried to use it in the school desk photos, but it just looked a little odd tucked under the desk.
On top of the desk was not much better. So I didn’t use these photos for my post about the desks.
Then yesterday I decided to add some stripes to the seat. I sanded it lightly, taped off the stripes and painted them using black acrylic craft paint. I followed up with a coat of Miss Mustard Seed furniture wax to just liven up the finish a little.
And voila, the finished chair.
By the way, this chair is a bit smaller than the typical little kid’s chair that I’ve painted. This one is only about 21″ tall. Here’s a photo I took to give you a better idea of the scale.
See what I mean? Tiny.
But it sure packs a ton of cuteness into a tiny package.