Saturday, April 6, 2013
A while back, middle daughter Jaysa said she was looking for a new dresser for the baby's room.
I offered up a vintage dresser I have been hauling around for a life time.
Jaysa wanted a dresser that would double as a changing table. Yep, this one would! It had a nice large top. I just needed to paint it.
Wild Bill and I hauled it up to Illinois with us just before the baby was born. We used Swiss Coffee (with a satin finish) in Behr's paint and primer from Home Depot.
Jaysa and I looked for "baby-type" knobs everywhere. Nothing worked. But, once the final coat was done and we put the old knobs back on, Jaysa decided they were perfect.
The knobs are from Hobby Lobby. I bought a whole bunch of them a couple of years ago, for a couple of dollars each, when they were 50% off.
We decided to paint the inside of all three drawers a raspberry color. The only color we found that qualified as raspberry was a little too much on the red side. We put it on anyway. But if anyone out there knows a sweet raspberry paint color, please let me know!
Jaysa loved the dresser and wondered how old it was and how long I'd had it?
I truly don't remember when I bought it second hand, but it was already vintage back then. It even has the original wheels on the bottom of the legs.
I just remember that back in 1993 it was in my "single mom" bedroom holding my very large boom box, which was a 6-CD changer -cassette tape player -- and radio combined!
Yeah, go ahead and laugh. I know you want to.
...Anyway, back in the late 80's, the hot color of that time was forest green.
Being a savvy DIY stylist back then, I painted all my used furniture in my bedroom forest green. I think I painted all my mis-matched dining chairs forest green too. WOW. Imagine!
So the dresser was forest green until I re-painted it in 2011 with Annie Sloan's Chalk Paint in Old White. And then apparently I started to paint it a yellow color instead.
Well there it sat, part-way painted and holding painting supplies, until Jaysa mentioned needing a baby dresser.
Here's the before:
I'm so glad it has a new life with a purpose.
I'm so glad it's not forest green any more.
And, I'm so glad I still have my early 90's boom box.
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