Happy Monday, friends! I had good intentions of posting last week, but sometimes life gets in the way. I’m sure you can relate! However, I want to share with you this nice little neutral wood high chair I just bought for our grandson! Come check it out!
If you recall, I did a fun makeover on a vintage high chair a few months ago. It was such a fun and satisfying DIY project and I adore how it turned out! Here is a picture of the high chair after I finished it. To see more of the process and more before and after pictures, click here: Vintage High Chair Makeover!
And as precious as the vintage high chair looks now, it still didn’t give much support (or comfort) to our young grandson. I bought a sling that mimics a seat belt, but it still didn’t look that comfortable for our grandson, who is just starting to sit well on his own. So, I decided to take this vintage beauty to the lake house along with all of our other vintagey pieces.
My goal was to find a like-new high chair that I could clean up and use at our main residence. I also wanted a high chair that would hold our grandson safely and securely and still be comfortable. Something neutral was also on the wish list. Ideally it would blend in with our decor and not be so obvious when not in use. So, I started looking. First I inquired within our neighborhood then ventured out to Facebook Marketplace. There didn’t seem to be a lot for sale. At least this time of year. I saw several like this…
I wanted something gender neutral and again something that would fit in with our neutral dining room decor. This definitely did not fit the bill.
So, I ended up at Walmart, which is the only big box store in our little town. They had lots of options of plastic high chairs by Graco, Ingenuity and Fisher Price. But they were all either too colorful, or all plastic, neither which I wanted. Then, I ran across this high chair and thought it looked perfect! It’s by Monbebe, which sounds French. Turns out it’s from China. Not ideal, but it was the only one that looked like what I had in mind. Plus, it was on sale.
Unfortunately it was unassembled. Typically I wait for my husband to assemble things like this since I am not the best at following cryptic instructions and he is. (I swear, men must write these directions with other men in mind.)
I unpacked the box and separated all of the pieces. (Meanwhile wishing my husband were here.)
The high chair came with okay instructions and an allen wrench for assembly. Even though I read the directions I still made one mistake by putting together both sides before adding the back. I figured it out pretty quickly and was able to correct course.
Ah, put the back in and THEN add the other side of the chair. Now it all makes sense. I secured the screws with the allen wrench and continued on. Now it’s starting to look like a high chair!
Once the chair was assembled it was time to add the seat!
The seat came with the straps already attached. I slid it into place and then secured it with the appropriate screws.
Then it was a matter of adding the padded seat and back cushions. It took me nearly an hour to assemble the high chair alone. Not too shabby!
I carried the high chair inside and put it beside the china cabinet. The gray plastic tray pops out for easy cleaning. This high chair seems very sturdy but not too heavy. I love that the shoulder straps fasten to the clips on the seat in between baby’s legs for extra safety and the straps can be moved higher on the back of the chair as the baby grows taller.
Insert adorable grandson and the chair is absolute perfection! I love the neutral gray colors of the chair and that it blends into the background when not in use. The fact that now we have a safe high chair for our little grandson gives us great piece of mind when he is staying with us. And, naturally when he dines with us, he is the center of attention! Just look at that sweet face!
So, to wrap up, the high chair was on sale for $99 plus tax at Walmart. I wish this product was made in America, but alas it is not. But, so far the quality seems quite good and as I said, this high chair fits into our decor much nicer than some of the other options. I also like the fact that the chair is mostly wood and should stand the test of time. If you are in the market for a great baby gift or a high chair for yourself or someone special, I recommend this one by Monbebe.
Well, thanks so much for stopping by today. This is going to be another busy week so I hope to squeeze in a little home decor project if I can! Meanwhile, have a great day! xoxo Dell