When I revealed Shep’s nursery makeover a few weeks ago I included a flea market dresser as his changing table. I had repainted it in a last minute nesting attempt the week before he was born. I basically threw a drop cloth down in his bedroom and made it my temporary painting station since I couldn’t lift furniture at the time. Hey, I’m not picky about where I let creativity strike me!
I didn’t use any special painting techniques when giving this piece a makeover. I just painted on three coats – yellow can be one of the most transparent colors to work with – so it requires more coats.
Here is how the piece started out. Sorry for the poor iPhone photo! It was the changing table in my 4 1/2 year old’s nursery also – his room was brown and robin’s egg blue with owls.
I didn’t do anything fancy on this piece of furniture. I just painted on three coats and sealed it with Country Chic’s clear and antiquing waxes. They had sent me the small 4oz waxes in my retailer test kit and I didn’t even put a dent it in on this project. This stuff goes a long way! I didn’t distress the piece since I was trying to cover up the previous blue painted finish.
The color is really a statement piece in the room and I love it. The yellow is the perfect mustard color and is a little more grown up looking than a pale yellow color that might typically be used in a baby room.
All of detail in the piece is brought out with the antiquing wax. Sometimes keeping it simple is a great idea. Or maybe I was just pregnant and tired and hoping to bust this project out quickly!
I even snuck a picture of this dresser in Shepherd’s birth announcements. Look at the squishy face! We just love him so. (The baby not the dresser!)
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