September 11, 2012

Nursery Furniture ~ Before and After

Krista and Dustin are having a baby and needed furniture. They needed budget friendly furniture and they found this furniture set on Craigslist.
The previous owner was a teenage girl (I'm guessing) and did a number on her furniture.
The sides of the drawers had song lyrics scribbled on them and then her friends joined in and left messages too.  
When I was younger, I was notorious for writing on my shoes (the rubber part mom might disagree) but never on furniture. It was like those shoes were just asking for me to write on them though....


The parents to be wanted something simple and classic. I painted with Swiss Coffee (no chalk paint this time).


Krista and Dustin had a gender reveal party so I was waiting to find out the gender before I bought knobs. Nothing I found was working with these pieces. In the end, I recycled the original hardware and used Oil Rubbed Bronze spray paint to change the color.
Krista and Dustin will be welcoming their bundle of joy in February and they are having .....

P.S. Krista is a photographer and she does amazing work and if you are in the St. Louis area you should check out her Facebook page (click here). Heck, even if you aren't in STL, stop by her Facebook page and show her some love!

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  1. Very impressive, Helen! Great job!:)

  2. I love your work girl!!! I wish I had your eye!!!!

  3. Very crisp and beautiful. I like black hardware on white.

    1. Thank you, Holly. Even though it is nursery furniture I love how classic it looks!

  4. Congratulations!
    These pieces look fabulous!

    1. Thank you, Sandi. I know the parents to be will love this nursery set.

  5. so soft and pretty! i love the banner above it- what a happy space!

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