Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Before/After

In October we found a great little dresser/armoire for the baby at a local thrift store. Since our 2nd bedroom was being used for: office/computer, tool storage, overall storage, and anything else, we don't have a closet to use for the little one's things. So, the armoire part worked out perfectly! What wasn't perfect was the finish & the little lamb. The dresser was in MINT condition, so we felt bad, but I really wanted the nursery furniture in black, so we knew what we (I mean Geoff) had to do-paint. I think the dresser is from the 1950-1960's because my mom's crib had a lamb very similar to this one on it. It was almost painful to start sanding & painting because it was so cute to begin with, but we love the outcome!

Before

After

Since the crib is still in progress, I hung up one of the blankets my mom made for the baby. Can't wait to put it in the crib, though!

4 comments:

Liz said...

very cool! :)

Alicia said...

It turned out nicely but I am very into old vintage furniture and would have kept it as is. In fact I have my mom's old highchair (more than 50 years old) and that lamb decal looks just like what's on our highchair!

Kelly Glupker said...

I (Okay, Ben) painted our used furniture black too and I love it! Yours turned out beautifully. I want to hang a blanket in Owen's room too, but don't necessarily want to put a hole in it. Can you tell me what you used to hang yours?

pamela s said...

Thanks, girls.

Alicia, I also love vintage things. It was HARD to start sanding, but we love the finished product.

Kelly, we used 3 pushpins to hang up this blanket, but it's just temporary. I'm planning on sewing loops of thread in the back & use a decorative curtain rod to hang it permamently when we move.