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Childs Metamorphic High/Rocking Chair

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Project by AverageJoesJoinery posted 08-14-2014 11:52 AM 1334 views 5 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I found this metamorphic high chair at a local reclamation yard. It was covered in thick white then green green then blue paint haha. It had a lovely transfer of a rabbit on the back rest. I decided to strip of all the paint and take it back to its former glory. I made a new flip over tray out of an old cutting board. I padded the back with black leather so unfortunately the rabbit had to go. I also added a black leather seat pad.
This was the first time I had seen a metamorphic chair and I really like the design. I think it would still fit in with our modern homes. Having the duel use of a high chair and then a rocker is very handy.
It took allot of work, time and patience but it was well worth it in the end.

It just goes to show that even the ugliest duckling can become a beautiful swan (in my opinion lol)





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#1 posted 08-14-2014 12:28 PM

Never saw anything like that. Cool chair.

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#2 posted 08-14-2014 12:40 PM

Thanks

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#3 posted 08-14-2014 01:53 PM

nice job

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#4 posted 08-14-2014 02:41 PM

thankyou

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#5 posted 08-14-2014 04:10 PM

Great job! I see some of these in my future. Love it and welcome to LJs

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#6 posted 08-14-2014 04:54 PM

Thanks I’m glad you like it.

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#7 posted 08-14-2014 05:58 PM

thats awesome i’ve never seen anything like it, sooooooooooo kewl

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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#8 posted 08-14-2014 06:10 PM

I hope it gives some people a bit of inspiration :)

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#9 posted 08-14-2014 08:09 PM

That’s a nice piece.I am glad you took the time to do it justice.There was a time in the sixties when all brown furniture here seems to have been disliked as everyone clammered for modern stuff and painted a lot of good stuff in to oblivion.I take heart at people who, like you, have a need to show the real thing once again and this is a littlr beauty no doubt. Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#10 posted 08-14-2014 08:26 PM

Hi Alistair,
Thanks for your nice comment. ‘Brown’ furniture was and is again considered ugly or old fashioned. This pains me. If you have a nice piece of wooden furniture then show it off and let the craftmanship shine. Perhaps one day it will become fashionable again. I couldnt resist this project, it had been left outside in the rain (I think the paint helped to protect it) at the reclamation yard. I wasnt 100% sure that it was hardwood but thats part of the fun, when the first part was stripped of paint and I could see the oak coming through I knew It would be well worth the effort.
Joe

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#11 posted 08-14-2014 09:05 PM

Beautiful work here, Joe! Did you have to take it completely apart? If so, did you happen to make a pattern/template? Welcome to Lumberjocks and thanks for sharing!

-- God bless, Candy

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#12 posted 08-14-2014 09:43 PM

Hi,
Thanks I’m glad you like it. Unfortunately I didnt, I left it whole and I didnt make any patterns or templates. I think it could be possible to get some what close from looking at pictures but in hindsight I think it would have been good idea to have made patterns. I cant believe its taken me until now to find this site, theres definately loads to get inspiration from and I hope to help inspire others. :)
Joe

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#13 posted 08-15-2014 12:22 AM

AverageJoesJoinery welcome to LJs ,great job turned out a really beautiful swan

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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#14 posted 08-15-2014 12:23 AM

Thankyou very much :)

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#15 posted 08-15-2014 06:10 AM

What a fabulous transformation! It’s hard to believe you found THAT under the paint!

L/W

-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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