*UPDATE!* Click here to see the final nursery reveal!!!
Annnnd, we're back to the nursery:
I literally spent about 3 months vigilantly seeking craigslist for a perfect dresser for the nursery changing table. We had such great success with finding the crib and rocking chair that I thought it would be easier than this. My expectations were even relatively low. Here's the mandatory criteria:
~ must be a long and low dresser (between 31 and 37 inches high)
~ must be dirt cheap
~ must be raised off the ground slightly so my toes will fit underneath
~ must have lots of storage
IS THAT TOO MUCH TO ASK? Well during my baby shower, my loving husband and 5 brothers went to my Grandma's farm to goof around and waste time while us ladies discussed nipple cream and consistencies of poo. Upon their return, Nick announced that he had found our baby changing table!!! In my Grandma's BARN. And was told that it fit all my criteria! *cough* especially ‘DIRT cheap! …emphasis on dirt.
…Ok, I like antiques… no big deal, right?
Feast your eyes:
Do you see how much I trust the vision of my life partner? Usually I'm the one that can see the diamond in the rough (heck, I married HIM!) but this piece of spider infested, cat feces covered cabinetry from an unknown era did not have me jumping up and down. Honestly, the very thought of jumping up and down makes my cervix weep.
This could easily become the longest post in the history of our blog, so I'll keep the text to a minimum and let the pics speak for themselves… now that we've identified which is the front and which is the back of this beastly disaster.
Also, please take note that this was our fastest furniture restoration/makeover to date (5 days from start to finish). And for obvious reasons, the most dramatic before and after yet!
It all starts with paint stripper. There will be NO lead-based paint in my girls nursery!
Next, the man-boy cut pieces of wood to reinforce the bottom.
Annnnd… the top.
Annnnd the back…