Saturday, August 29, 2015

A Custom Dresser for a Baby Girl


Early in the week a client brought a dresser over that had been her mothers and she wanted it painted for her daughter-in-law who was about to have a baby.  
Before:
The colors for the new baby's room are green and white and she wanted the dresser to be updated and the Mom -to-be was going to use it as the changing table and for storage.  The DIL wanted the dresser white with some green and that was the only input I had, so I went for stripes! 

I pulled out my chalk paint in Marshmallow Cream and Green Acres from The Urban Rooster and painted the dresser in 3 coats of the white first. 


 To get a crisp bright green I mixed the green with some white and added a smidgen of bright yellow.  I taped the drawer fronts off using Frog Painters Tape and then painted the stripes in the bright green.  While the green was drying, I painted the pulls for the drawers.  The last steps were  distressing and sealing the dresser with AS clear wax.  
I had to take very quick photos because the dresser was being picked up right as I finished it.  


The dresser is being used at the baby shower to display the gifts



Distressing and stripes


Pink piggy and a Hydrangea 








27 comments:

  1. What a fun piece for a baby's room! Love that shade of green.

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    1. Thank you Marigene-I know you are another green lover like me!

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  2. Awww, that is so adorable!!! And I love the dresser too! ;-) Seriously....that paint on the dresser is awesome and how special that it belongs to the baby's great-grandmother! Lovely!!

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    1. Thank you Benita-it is special that the dresser belonged to the babies great-grandmother and is still going to be used!

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  3. Cute piece! Will be darling in a baby's room.

    Judy

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    1. Thank you Judy-the mom-to-be loved it!

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  4. You did such a great job! It is beautiful!
    Brenda

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    1. Thank you Brenda-it was a fun project to do for a baby!

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    1. Thank you Rose-I think the dresser will be well loved too!

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  6. Oh I love this dresser Darielle! I'm sure it will be well loved. :) Julie

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    1. Thank you Julie-the mom to be loves it already!

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  7. This dresser is just as wonderful as all your other furniture! Just love it!
    Did you do the inside of the drawers?

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    1. Thank you Michele-I do the inside of the drawers sometimes but not n this one since I figured the mom to be would want to line the drawers with he paper form the paper shower.

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  8. What a darling dresser for a nursery! Love the bright green stripes.
    Mary Alice

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    1. Thank you Mary Alice-I think it will be cute in the babies room too!

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  9. It turned out beautiful! Love the colors and the stripes.

    Tania

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    1. Thank you Tania-I like how the stripes turned out too!

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  10. I love the stripes and how you muted the green color - it's very pretty. Talk about Hot Off The Press though eh!

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    1. Thank you Marie-it was a hot of the presses project for sure!

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  11. I love the stripes! You've definitely given their family heirloom a new lease on life. Thanks for sharing at VIP.

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    1. Thank you Betsy-it was a good update for a family piece!

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  12. I love a good striped piece, and this is definitely one of those! Love that shade of green too.

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    1. Thank you Linda-I have never done stripes on the drawer fronts of a dresser before, but I like how it turned out!

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  13. Beautiful dresser, Darielle! The green and white stripes are so fun - bet the family will love it!!
    Catherine

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    1. Thank you Catherine-the stripes are fun I agree!

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  14. Nie wiem dlaczego ale ja mam jakąś słabość do szafek z szufladami

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