Monday, November 14, 2011

Baby Furniture

During the last few weeks, we have had SEVERAL projects going on & I seem to keep adding to the list!
When we were up north at my parents house, they sent us home with some furniture for the nursery. This little chest of drawers/armoire was ours when we were little.
I remember playing hide & go seek when we were small enough to fit in the small cabinet =) My parents had moved it to their garage & said if I wanted it, I could do whatever I wanted with it!
That said, we painted & distressed it to match our crib.

{The Process}

*First I cleaned the entire thing, vacuumed & wiped it out w/ a wet sponge
*Matt took the sander to it a little bit & got it ready to prime
 *Matt spray primed the drawers & dresser (it was SO fast)

*I took an evening to sand & clean a little from the primer & put the first coat of "cream" paint on it. Matt was gone & I was tired of waiting on him!
 *After 2 coats of creamy paint applied, Matt put all of the hardware back in place

 *Next was the "fun" part...distressing Matt's wonderful paint job with the sander to match the crib =)

 I didn't go overboard on the distressing because I wanted it to have a clean finish on the top part. It really does match the crib perfectly!

*The finished product! We have a few more peices being done to match, but you will have to check those out later =) we are getting closer to having a functional nursery, but it probably won't be completely finished until after baby bean gets here. In the mean time, he will be sleeping in a bassinet in our room!

I loved folding & organizing all Greyson's little clothes & placing them in this piece of furniture. I have all of his little church outfits hanging in the cabinet & all of his shoes stacked in the bottom of it. Most things are also hanging in the closet, but I am so glad I will get to use this for our kids now & keep the memories of this little dresser in our home!


  1. LOVE LOVE LOVE how it turned out. Sooo glad you took it home, I know how much being able to use something for your kids from your own childhood means to you! It is simply beautiful!

  2. Megan,
    You guys did an incredible job on the dresser! It makes it extra special that it was yours growing up! Can't wait to "meet" your little guy! Tonya Slagenweit

  3. I have just been catching up on your blog, and I have enjoyed all your recent posts. I LOVE what you did to this piece of furniture! Such a great idea!

    I can't wait to see pictures of your baby boy!


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