Friday, October 7, 2011

The Baby's Dresser

Remember the baby's dresser from way back when? I finally got it finished. It's far from what I originally envisioned, but I'm quite happy with the end result.

You may remember that I was planning on painting the dresser yellow, in fact I did paint it yellow...and I hated it. When we left off last I'd re-primed the whole thing. Here's how it looked for a week or so-primed and ready for layer 297 of paint! :)

Ultimately I decided to keep things all white (in terms of the furniture that is.) I found some great ceramic knobs from Anthropologie that I thought would be great. They were yellow with a light green crackle glaze in the center. Perfect! I placed my order and waited for them to arrive. Of course as luck would have it, everything was backordered for months. So in the meantime, since I knew I was going to paint the dresser white to match the crib I went ahead and bought more paint and got to work (again.) I finished the painting part in the morning before work on the day before we left for Santa Fe. Phew!

While we were in Santa Fe we drove past a Hobby Lobby. We don't have that store here but I've heard they carry a large selection of handles and knobs so I forced Michael to make a stop! Good thing we did because HE picked out the new knobs for the dresser while we were there! The knobs he selected are simple white ceramic knobs, with letters on them. The letters are written in a thin black line and are surrounded by a thin black circle. I was trying very hard to get out of my comfort zone with the baby's room but subtlety won again!

The dresser is a far cry from where I started, but we both love how the dresser turned out!

Neither of these are the grey paint we're going to go with, but here's a preview of how the white furniture will look on a grey wall.

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