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Post by CottonKandyClown on Thu Aug 11, 2011 10:46 am

Ok, I know we have discussed chairs several times, but my worries are with me being 5' 4" tall. Is a director's chair too tall for me? Will a 6' person sitting in my chair be too tall for me to reach? Should I just get a shorter folding chair? I was at Walmart yesterday and had my kids sit in a bar stool that folds just for fun and I thought it was tall enough. It made me wonder if a director's chair would be too tall. scratch I don't want to spend $80 and it show up in the mail too tall more me. affraid I'm hoping to make my decision in the next day or two. I need help deciding Very Happy
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Post by SuzySparkles on Thu Aug 11, 2011 10:51 am

I am 5-5 and they work fine for me... Here is a deal I found recently.

http://store.rvdirect.com/rvdirect/details.php?ITEM=3101224
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Post by CottonKandyClown on Thu Aug 11, 2011 10:55 am

Thank you Suzy! That's the shorter chair I was looking at on Ebay and at a good price! I wondered if that one would be better for me then the taller director's chair. The taller one is around $75-80 including tax.
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Post by Perry Noia on Sat Aug 13, 2011 9:17 am

I"m 5'2" and the regular director's chair is fine for me.
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Post by vivi_o7 on Sat Aug 13, 2011 11:10 am

I am petit too, and I have high directors chair, it works grate for me, I don't have to bend that much with kids they get just the rigth size and adults too doesn't matter of the size and thats why my back is sooo thankful, I found it at craigslist, from some people who was doing a moving sale, they where in mint condition and I got 2 for $50 that was a bargain, they where black as I whant and I just use fabric paint for my logo,but you can order the canvas color by internet
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Post by tamarielpaints on Sat Aug 13, 2011 11:20 pm

I have a director's chair.

I make the kids scootch forward if they are taller instead of sitting with their backs against the chair back.
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Post by MichelleLA on Sun Aug 14, 2011 2:15 am

I'm just under 5'4" and I have a director's chair similar to this one:
http://tinyurl.com/EarthDirectorChair

I'd say 99% of the time it's great since the majority of who I paint are children or women. On the rare occasion that I have an exceptionally tall teen or adult in which case they can lean forward resting their elbows on their knees.
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Post by Jody Rife on Sun Aug 14, 2011 7:37 am

I am 5'6" and I seem to do better sitting with the child directly in front of me,in a chair the same height as mine. I only used my tall chair 2 times though. Maybe I will try again. I'm a little gun shy after having a 4 year old tip backwards in it!!!! affraid
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Re: Chair for short Face Painters?

Post by CottonKandyClown on Sun Aug 14, 2011 10:08 am

Jody, that sounds scary!!! Ack!

I wish I could see the taller chair in person or all of them beside each other in a picture.

I don't want to waste my money on smaller chairs and then even more money on the taller chair or not use it at all. I guess I just need to buy it and if I don't like it sell it on here Wink LOL
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Re: Chair for short Face Painters?

Post by Mirandas on Tue Aug 16, 2011 12:40 am

My 2 cents:
I'm 5'2 and have a tall director chair.. In the beginning I struggled because I was trying to paint the kids or adults by standing in front of them.
Now I set up my chair at an angle,that way they can sit all the way to the back and I'm still able to reach them, I make them move their head when I need to reach the other side or I walk. I position my kit at angle too, to avoid twisting and bending, and always to my right, since I'm right handed.
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Post by CATZ on Tue Aug 16, 2011 1:11 am

I have a tall director's chair and find it actually too short! I'm 5' 10" and have to lean or bend a lot of the time. I really wish there was a better option for us tall types Very Happy The problem is clients come in so many different height 'levels'...
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Post by anniel on Tue Aug 16, 2011 9:57 pm

I am 5' 1# and actually just switched to an E-Z up brand which is a tad taller & lighter than my previous choices, and my back is much happier after long gigs than before!
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Re: Chair for short Face Painters?

Post by CottonKandyClown on Wed Aug 17, 2011 6:00 pm

I just got the chair that Suzy showed the link for and it's pretty small. It's barely 2 inches taller then my kitchen chairs. Sad I think I can make it work if I put a pillow in it and have the kids slouch back and rest their head on the back. This one is smaller then the medium. I thought it was the same. Sad It's still a great chair, but I think I'll get the tall and use this one for adults being painted Smile

I'm going to use it this weekend at two gigs and determine if I like it or not Smile
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Re: Chair for short Face Painters?

Post by Sweet Loretta on Mon Aug 22, 2011 9:57 pm

The aluminum tall chairs tend to be taller than the classic wooden directors chairs. I am 5"1" and my alum one is for inside, more upscale clients which often means adults and it's a bit of a reach to be comfortable with my strokework. I am on tippy toes to reach men over 6 foot. Also those alow more area for a little child to slip thru the back. My friend Dawn Dewitt is taller and find the alum to be more comfortable. So while it is a bit heavier go with the classic if you are under 5'4-5'6.
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