Type Tuesday: Numbered Chairs



Type Tuesday is a little closer to home today! These chairs were made by my granddad for us grandkids when we were little (the table is used elsewhere in our house), so I was happy to scoop them up from my parents when the boys were born. After a coat of paint, and adding some numbers (with a Sharpie marker!), they currently line the back of the couch that separates our kitchen eating area and family room. As the chairs have been used over the years, the Sharpie’d numbers have aged nicely so that they look like they’ve always been there. And, if I wanted to make them look crisp and new, I’d just have to color them in again!

Photo Credit: Rosa Pearson Design


  • Rene

    Your chairs are perfect! I love that your grandfather made them and you have given them a current feel. Using the sharpie was a brilliant idea. Probably much easier than painting.


  • barbara@hodge:podge

    How fantastic that those chairs have such a wonderful story to them. You had a 5 day weekend? How nice 🙂

  • carol@thedesignpages

    I love those chairs!! As soon as I saw them I thought of a time out. Is that what you use them for:)

  • Diane @ kitchen-dreams

    I love these chairs and how special that your dad made them. I love where you placed them. I’m sure they get used a lot, especially when you have visitors. I think it’s important to have child sized furniture when you have children or are likely to have small visitors. LOVE these and what I can see of your lovely home!

  • Catherine

    They are so sweet! Even when your kids have out grown these chairs they still deserve to stay put! They will have even more memories and history attached to them!

  • Vanessa Elizabeth | Ruffled Rose

    What a charming idea! They look so adorable all lined up.

  • Tracey

    I really like this idea…… brings me to thinking about numbering things around my place. Thanks for the inspiring post. ’til next time.

  • Kerry

    Thanks so much for stopping by and commenting on our dresser! 🙂 Always nice to hear from new bloggers!

    Absolutely love these little chairs… especially the sentiment that goes along with them! They are fabulous! 🙂

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