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Post by Astrid on Thu Apr 12, 2012 11:01 pm

so I have been looking for a bar height chair for my customers to sit on and I found this one from Ikea. It was on clearance for $20 and I love it. I it fairly lightweight, it folds and it holds up to 250 lbs.


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Post by Griffinblue on Thu Apr 12, 2012 11:16 pm

My business partner has it, and we have not had good luck with it at all with kids. It's so narrow and too tippy if used outside. And the seat is slippery. However, it is a better option for slightly "wider" adult clients who feel like they are going to break or get stuck in a directors chair;). But I agree, it folds nicely and it's light. Great choice for adults.
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Post by sweethavenarts on Thu Apr 12, 2012 11:49 pm

I have the shorter one in black and LOVE it, but I'm a sitter. I want the taller one. I am just loving ikea any more.
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Post by Fun2Play on Fri Apr 13, 2012 2:57 am

Got one, love it. I make sure I'm handy to help the kids into and out of the chair, because it can tip - mostly the seat part can click out, but as long as I'm close, so far no problems.
The price is right and it has been a great save for my back too.
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Post by FaceMyPaint on Sat Apr 14, 2012 12:59 am

Do you prefer to stand to paint? I prefer to sit, but lately, have been standing more often. Which is better, and why? Smile

Just love painting...
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Post by Astrid on Sat Apr 14, 2012 10:31 am

do you want a sore back or sore legs LOL I can stand a lot longer than sitting down and I feel like I have more movement when I stand.
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Post by FaceMyPaint on Sat Apr 14, 2012 7:16 pm

Today I painted 40 kids in 2 hours, and moved from sitting to standing depending on the child and the design. It worked great, and neither my back nor my legs are hurting! Smile Of course, 2 hours is nothing like when I paint 10 hours or more...

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Post by Walela on Sat Apr 14, 2012 8:49 pm

I guess I am strange, but I put the kids on a stool and I kneel. It works well for me.
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Post by Astrid on Sat Apr 14, 2012 8:50 pm

so you like sore knees Wink
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Post by Walela on Sat Apr 14, 2012 9:24 pm

Funny enough, I usually work in fields with grass on them, and aside from grass stains, I don't have any problems.
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Post by Bast on Sun Apr 15, 2012 6:19 am

I use that chair (in black) I also have the folding step ladder that gets set up next to the chair. Kids can climb up with me spotting jic. My 2 yr old can do it and while she is a monkey and gets to try it out more often most kids under 4 are lifted on to the chair by their parents.

I really love the combo.
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Post by Astrid on Sun Apr 15, 2012 9:38 am

yes the foot stool really helps, I almost never have to lift a kid
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Post by Denise Cold on Sun Apr 15, 2012 12:17 pm

I have this chair also. I finally got myself a folding step stool to go with it. It worked out well at the last party I was at because I could slide it right under the Fat Max with my foot for the big kids that didn't need it.

The only thing I don't like about this chair is the seat popping up and then locking back in place. People think they broke it when they sit down...and I wish it stayed folded better.

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Post by SamFantastico on Sun Apr 15, 2012 1:14 pm

YEAH! We found one on sale and are going to get a second. They are a great height. Ours are in black to match.
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Post by facetheart on Mon Apr 16, 2012 1:52 am

I don't want to lift the kids anymore so i need a better option. I don't want to hurt my back and when I sit my butt hurts. ignore the butt but it does hurt when I sit alot.
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Post by billiebcc on Mon Apr 16, 2012 10:42 pm

Hmmmm Thanks for this!
On Wednesday I go for a procedure on my back so I am still trying to figure out if I am a sitter or a stander, or both???
Maybe a lightweight chair is what I need to bring with to switch it up.
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Post by barbb919 on Tue Apr 17, 2012 12:34 am

Angela let me know..I may want to sell my director's chair..I tried several times to paint standing, but with a bad knee, and a bad foot on the same leg makes it hard to stand for any length of time..i tried it several different times, and my knee gets really stiff...let me know and we can come up with a price...I have some sponges that I bought too that may interest you..
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Post by Becky521 on Wed Apr 18, 2012 6:17 am

Love that chair! It's what I use as well. My table also adjusts to "bar height" so no more bending and stooping for me! My back is so much happier now. I will have to add the folding step stool because I do worry about the kids climbing!
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Post by erica21 on Wed Apr 18, 2012 7:39 am

A table that adjust to bar height - that is soooo great! Was it hard to find?
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Post by Becky521 on Wed Apr 18, 2012 11:45 am

I got mine at BJs, which is a bulk sales "club" in the US. It's a lifetime brand table that adjusts to 3 heights. It's 4 feet long. My only gripe is its heavy and doesn't fold in half (but the legs fold in). So it's cumbersome to transport. I'm going to get a handtruck to move my table and chair soon so I can do it all in 1 trip instead of 3!
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Post by Astrid on Wed Apr 18, 2012 12:06 pm

My table is Lifetime brand too, and does fold in half and has a handle, it adjust to three different heights. I do not need a hand truck to transport it I recommend it highly.
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Post by aussiemarie on Wed Apr 18, 2012 1:09 pm

I use a reallly nice tall directors chair ($120 from Haystack) and ask parents to hoist child if it is not anchored with pins in grass. Plus I hold the arm anyway to be safe.
But I did just buy a folding stool to try out. I will ask parents to stand
behind and hold child if too small to sit alone. Hopeing this will end my concern over lost time worrying and fussing with getting people in and out of chair.
Now about that taller table...got photos?
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Post by skjfunny on Wed Apr 18, 2012 1:12 pm

Can help you out with those problems, don't need a hand truck or a table...go to KMart and spend $22. on a black trash can made of plastic to roll to the curb, with front wheels and a back handle. Cut a plywood top to fit over the edges is actually very simple.
The table top goes in the can, the chair goes in the can, my face paint tote goes in the can, my sign and even have had my tent in it. Grab the handle and roll away. Even had a sign made for the front so when I'm working they see my name. Absolutely love this set up, used it in my lecture at Circus Magic in 2011 and had rave reviews. Clean, inexpensive, clients feedback has been terrific from the Marriott to birthday parties...also while working coats or any thing extra goes in the trash can under the table top so little fingers never touch my stuff. sunny It is at the ball park now but will see if I can find photo....oh wait it is what you saw in my Easter photo about Suzy Sparkles glitter gel only more of a top view.
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Re: my new chair from IKea

Post by Astrid on Wed Apr 18, 2012 1:30 pm



48" L x 24" W , Adjusts to 22", 29", or 36" Heights
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Post by Astrid on Wed Apr 18, 2012 1:31 pm

Skjfunny wow what a great idea! TFS
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