October 02, 2013

Baby Changing Table

How is everyone...wonderful, I hope!
If you follow me on Facebook you may have seen a post about emergency surgery. 
No worries! 
I had enormous kidney stones (yes, multiple) that had me take a trip to the ER, which led to an overnight stay in the hospital and then to the operating room to have a stent put in.
I'm back home now and my husband did a great job holding the fort down and watching the babies while I was in the hospital.

Working from home is nice but when you have deadlines for client orders it can be stressful when you are physically not able to work. Thankfully, all of my customers are beyond understanding.

 Speaking of customers! Noreen contacted me about painting an old dresser for her soon-to-be grand baby. 

She and her daughter found an inspiration piece they loved while searching Pinterest. The inspiration was painted by Denise from a girl and a brush  (click the link to see the inspiration by Desi).  We brainstormed and changed a few things without losing the overall look. 
The color is a soft gray but looks a little blue in a few of these photos

 My homemade glitter jar/vase. Who knew doing one glitter project could make a girl so glitter happy!
I saw one on Pinterest and had to add it to my DIY list.

 The gender is going to be a surprise so Noreen's daughter wanted to go with a neutral pallet. 

The color is Silverplate (satin) by Sherwin Williams.
I didn't distress this piece and I sealed with two coats of wax. 

The pulls are from Hobby Lobby and they are a glass amber.
Hobby Lobby used to always have their knobs 50% off. Now they only put hardware on sale once or twice a month. It was a sad day when I learned about this!!

Thanks for visiting!

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  1. BEAUTIFUL! Love the style, color, pulls, and props. Nice work!

  2. love it! gorgeous color with pretty knobs!

    1. Thanks, Cassie! I wasn't too sure about the knobs at first but I think they really made the piece.

  3. WOW, this is amazing, love the color and the knobs!! Thank you for linking up!!


  4. It turned out really beautiful, I love the color <3 Thanks for sharing at our All Things Thursday blog hop!


  5. Kidney stone's what? Or do you mean multiple kidney stones?
    (Hint - an apostrophe doesn't mean "here comes an 's'!")

  6. Glad your stones left, sorry about your knobs, but in spite of those two things the dresser is PDC...pretty darn cute!

    1. You say you aren't good with facebook and technology but look at you using lingo. I'm horrible with computer/text lingo!

  7. Your dresser is just beautiful. Can you please tell me how you get such a smooth finish, there is not one brush stroke on it at all. Did you spray paint or did you use a brush. My husband is always telling me that I have brush strokes, I use a good quality brush and sand between coats but I still have strokes. Can you please tell me what you do? I really need your advise on this one.

    1. I use a paint conditioner called Floetrol. Just mix it in with your paint and it lessens brush strokes. Plus I have had a lot of practice! I just use a brush (Purdy) and paint thin coats. I don't usually sand between coats unless you can see marks on the top.
      I'll work on a how to post about brush strokes maybe.
      Thanks for visiting and the sweet words!

  8. I love the glitter jar! And I am hoping to do a similar project on a baby changing station and converting an old desk.

    1. Thank you! Oh, I would love to see your projects when they are done.

  9. pretty! hope you're feeling better now that the stones have been taken care of!

    1. Thank you!
      No, not better yet. The stones are still in there and slowly torturing me but they will come out. Fingers crossed!
      Thanks for visiting!

  10. Hi Helen, I love your blog! I'm new to this DIY/blog/pinterest world and just wanted to thank you for the awesome tips and inspiration! I just refinished my first piece of furniture with chalk-paint (thanks to you!) and gave you a shout out from my page. :)


  11. The changing table looks just lovely! And that glitter jar makes me happy too. So fun!

  12. Such a sweet makeover! I love the color and I adore the color of the knobs. So pretty!

  13. As always I love everything you do!!! PINNING!!!!

  14. So gorgeous!! Thank you so much for sharing at Redoux. Featuring at my party today, starts at 2:00 PST.

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  16. Love the neutral color with pop of yellow door knobs.. :)

  17. seriously gorgeous - makes me want to snuggle up with a little one right now!! ahhh darling!

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    Along that line - just opened a brand new etsy shop that features cozy, cuddly rag quilts and baby taggies/blankies - yay!! would love to have you stop by - http://www.etsy.com/shop/NorthernCottage

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