Thursday, October 22, 2009

For the nursery...

So here are some pictures of the chest we re-did for the nursery.

I think a couple of us (maybe me and my brother) used this when we were little. I love it but it was the wrong color. All of our nursery furniture is antique white. Below is what it looked like before. You can click on the pictures to make them bigger.
After we took it apart and sanded it down. And by we I really mean Keith...he did 95% of all the work!
Ready to prime.

In the process of priming. Keith was sweet enough to take lots of pictures during the process...he knew I would want to share it with you guys!
All primed.

Painted antique white. We took a piece from the crib and had Lowe's match the paint. They did an awesome job! It matches so good. All of our furniture came from different places but it all is the same color and matches really good!

We decided to line the drawers with fabric - just to give it a little something extra.

We went with some yellow striped material. Basically I just measured the drawers, cut the material and used spray adhesive to put it in.
All the drawers lined.

I couldn't find any hardware that I loved so I decided to make it myself. I knew I wanted something sweet and something that felt like it belonged in a nursery. So we found some pretty simple silver hardware at Lowes and spray painted it to match the color of the chest and then I painted it.
I used blue, green and yellow (the colors the nursery will be) and painted some with stripes and some with polka dots. Then on the knob for the drawer I did an "S" for his name.
All done -- I'm so happy with how it turned out. I love it!!! Keith did an awesome job and I can't wait to put this in his room and start filling it up!

So, tell me what you think?


BeLLa said...

Tipper that is awesome. yes it was used by you and jonathan. your dad and i bought it unfinished and me and grandmother (mostly grandmother) finished it to be used in your nursery.

it's a good solid piece of furniture and i'm thrilled to be passing it along.

you and keith did a great job of re-finishing and i love the hardware.

can't wait to see your finished nursery. xoxo

Kathy Jo said...

Tiff and Keith, what a GREAT job!!! It looks beautiful!!!!!! So, when are you guys going to open your own furniture business? I can't wait to see the finished product!!! Baby J will have the best nursery on the block!!

I love you!

a said...

That is so adorable! I love it..make sure you are taking plenty of notes, even on decor for the nursery! :) Love you and miss you!

morgan823 said...

That is awesome, I love it! :)

Whitney said...

I'm a little behind here but all I can say is WOW. You did Awesome!! Sawyer is so blessed to have a mommy and daddy that are so creative and already love him so much! I can't wait to meet your sweet boy. I am SO impressed with the dresser- want to do Fearing's next? haha Love you!