Our little nursery is coming together a piece at a time! We reached 24 weeks on Saturday and it seems like time is speeding up. So many projects I want to work on, we will see what actually gets done! Although, I’ve heard that nesting can make one quite productive. The nursery dresser was one of those bigger things I wanted to get taken care of, something that would go with the crib and be usable as a changing table as well. Everyone has told me they never or rarely used their changing table and recommended against getting a dedicated table, opting more commonly and conveniently to use the floor. After looking around to see what was out there – not much that I particularly cared for (or wanted to spend money on), my husband suggested one Saturday that we get out of the house and check out a local consignment store. That’s when we found this reduced piece of furniture, which he managed to get them to further reduce by half. Perfect! He used a hand sander to take off the top layer and we painted it an off-white. Incidentally, there are a RIDICULOUS number of off-white paints. Ridiculous. The pulls we picked out matched the previously drilled holes of the old handles… or so we thought. Apparently the top two drawers had a slightly different size, so my man filled, sanded, filled, sanded, painted and drilled new holes. It is perfect! And if the bun wants to paint it a different color down the road, she can do what she wants. Or if she ends up drawing on it in one year, no big deal. Maybe I’ll join her. : ) So in all we took a $75 consigned dresser, purchased a quart of paint and some pulls, and used the sandpaper and brushes we already had. I want to look into lining the drawers, but that’s another project. My mom and I made the pillows on top from extra drapery fabric, and she brought the bun the adorable and incredibly soft bunny.
I love chocolate and snow. Art supplies are my favorite gift. And cooking for my husband and soon-to-be little girl makes me happy. My art supplies of choice change depending on the day, but quilting and painting usually rank pretty high. I have an amazing husband and together we do family and lifestyle photography. It's a crazy, messy, imperfect, fun life!