Antique high chairs are a functional, trendy chair that make good sense for mamas, party planners, venues, and party rental specialists for a few different reasons!
Whether you’re a mama to a little one or own a party rental biz- you NEED an antique high chair. Props if you happen to be both of those!
Why an antique high chair
- Functional, easy to clean surface.
- Pretty pictures. #doitforthegram
- Business opportunity
- High resale value (makes financial sense)
Functional, easy to clean surface.
Little ones need a space to eat! I get it, the newer high chairs have removable dishwasher friendly parts. That’s all well and good, but those same parts trap mold in other places. I can tear apart newer high chair models for lots of reasons OR build them up. Instead, I’ll say this. Antique high chairs are still around, selling for 100x their original price for a reason.
Antique high chairs are extremely functional, made of high quality materials that are resilient, and come with lots of pretty variations!
I say “do it for the gram” way too often when it comes to party planning. This feels a bit wrong, since I’m convincing you to buy a piece of furniture. Those pictures last a lifetime. They are fabulous for special events, too.
Antique high chair Business Opportunity
Those two reasons (functional & pretty) make this an excellent business opportunity for stay at home mamas looking to build a small side hustle using the family car and one item. You can buy a high chair for around $2-400 usually.
How I priced my antique high chair rental:
- $35/day if clients picked it up
- $50 includes delivery
- $65 to deliver AND pick up
My daughter used the high chair most week days. Friday through Sunday was hit or miss, depending on the events the chair needed to attend. So for the effort of a little gas, and some weekend picnics I had the opportunity to make an additional few thousand for my family.
potential Financial benefits of a high chair rental
There are 52 weeks in a year. Assuming you rent primarily Friday, Saturday, Sunday with the occasional week day rental at ideal performance you can estimate 3 days per week of rental income.
That’s $10,140 off of one high chair- that you bought for $2-400. Around $800 a month in grocery and kid’s activity money!
High resale value of antique high chairs
I was given my antique high chair from someone’s storage area. It did need a bit of restoration to be secure for kiddos and used as a rental. When looking online, the price of an antique high chair was around $200- $400 depending on the condition of the chair. I believe that number has actually increased a bit since then.
If there’s one thing I’m sure of, it’s that finding an antique high chair at fair market price will hold the value over time- for as long as you’d like to enjoy it. Whether you’re using this piece of equipment as a rental / side hustle or for personal joy!