May 30, 2012

Baby's Dresser....and Nursery Updates

We finally finished baby boy's dresser!
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We LOVE how it turned out! It's actually a darker red in person.

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The husband used this dresser before we were married. It originally belonged to his grandparents....so it's old! We didn't know if we could salvage it but thought it was worth a try! The husband sanded, painted, replaced the hardware, and added the numbers to it. The paint we used was Sherwin Williams Antique Red in their low VOC paint. The hardware is all from Lowe's and the numbers are actually house numbers screwed into each drawer. The whole project cost about $40....not too bad!

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I can't wait to start putting baby boy's clothes in it! And as you can see he already has some furry friends waiting for him. My mom bought us the kangaroo, the zebra is from Pier 1 (I just had to have it after seeing it on Natasha's blog!) and the lion is from Erin and was actually the first baby gift we received. The football helmet was the husband's when he was little!

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And here is a sneak peek at our crib...filled with yet to be washed baby boy clothes and some toys of course! 

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I picked up these adorable numbered baskets at Home Goods....but still haven't been able to find the #2 basket. If anyone sees it at Home Goods please let me know! I'll pay you back plus shipping! Oh and the Sleep Sheep is so soft and was a gift from my friend Katie.

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Another little sneak peek at some of the old toys that we hope to use as decorations. I can't wait to start putting things together!

41 comments:

Classy Fab Sarah said...

Oh my gosh, that dresser is so precious!! Love that it has such a great history!

erin vancura said...

Love love love it!!! Can't wait to see it finished!!!

nessabirdie.com said...

That looks really cute!! I like that you are using some of your husband's things to decorate the room.

Carolina Charm said...

YAY! I love the nursery updates! The dresser turned out FANTASTIC - love the numbers and color!

connie said...

So cute! I can't wait to see it with your little guy sleeping in the crib with all the special toys/decorations in his nursery.

megan said...

So cute, Julie!!

Noe said...

This is just SWEET! I can see bits of your personality on each little detail...everything looks adorable!
Can't wait to see the outcome of this project! <3

Kelly said...

great job! I used a lot of my husbands old stuff in our sons room. Even took a picture of his grandfathers old truck that sits in a field (it's rusted and turquoise! I mean perfect!) and that's in a frame I also took pictures of my husbands old soap box cars (one was turquoise too) pictures are easier to lug around then actually things...I lo e the dresser! good job

Shari said...

The dresser is gorgeous! Awesome job. And for $40. That's amazing! :)

Melissa88Senick said...

Love it all. Especially the numbers on the dresser. Such a great way to allow them to learn.

KatiePerk said...

So awesome! i love the dresser and the toys!

Ashley said...

I love how it is all coming together!!! Can't wait to see it finished!!

Krystal said...

Wow - it's coming along quickly! I love it all. The color of the dresser is gorgeous. I registered for that sleep sheep. I have heard great things about it. =]

KRISTIN said...

It looks SO good!!! I love the vintage football helmet, I may have to steal that idea if we're having a boy! So exciting! I can't wait to see it all finished. :)

Tara {The Silver Lining} said...

It already looks so cute! LOVE that you redid the dresser. The red and the numbers make it perfect for the nursery! I can only imagine how it will look in the end. You have such great style and such amazing ideas!

Lacey said...

LOVE that dresser!! You did such a great job on it, it's adorable! I can't wait to see the nursery when it's all together! I know it will be amazing with you decorating it!

Sarah said...

Looove the dresser!! :) You are so crafty!

Holly said...

The dresser looks fantastic! I can't wait to see the finished nursery. You always do such a great job decorating!

Ashley said...

That dresser is GREAT! I'm going to have to pin it - we've been looking for one to match but never even thought of painting it a bright color. I think that's what we will be doing now! You are just so dang crafty :-) The old toys are a great touch as well, I cannot wait to see it all finished.

melissa said...

Everything looks wonderful! I love all the sweet, personal touches like your husband's football helmet.

We have the same crib and have really liked it. I'm sure you will too. There will be a sweet baby boy in it before you know it!

natasha {schue love} said...

The dresser is darling!!! Love the color and the cute numbers! Also love that you got the zebra! So so cute! The nursery is going to look wonderful!!

Sara Elizabeth said...

I'll check HomeGoods by me for you. It's less than a mile away!!! Great work on the restoration!!

Leslie said...

Love the dresser!! Can't wait to see it when it is all done!

The Best of Both Worlds said...

That dresser is awesome! You guys did a great job! His nursery is going to be adorable! Love the old things as decoration!

Natalie said...

I love that dresser! I can't wait to see the nursery when you are done. It is going to be so cute!

Carolyn said...

I can't wait to see the finished nursery! I love the idea of vintage toys!!!

Erin said...

Everything is looking SO CUTE! That dresser looks fantastic- and I seriously am in love with the fact you have your hubby's old football helmet. I'm praying my hubs has one of his old ones-- lol, I want a vintage football nursery for a lil guy one day ;)

Elizabeth Ann @ Elizabeth Ann's Recipe Box said...

SOOOOOO cute! :-)

Chelsea @ two twenty one said...

The dresser is beautiful! It's so nice that you were able to take an old, sentimental piece of furniture and make it over for the baby's room. I can't wait to see the finished nursery! And I'll keep my eyes peeled for basket #2!

Married...with a Pup said...

So so SOOO cute!! I love that you are using a mixture of old and new. Makes it that more special!

Stacie said...

We have 2 of the sleep giraffes (same thing, different animal) and that is one of the only things we have used since day one. First we did white noise for a long time, then some of the little jungle songs and now the waterfall. She falls asleep (no joke) stroking its mane:o) If you can pick up a second one, they make a "travel" version that we took to the sitter and on vacation.

cat lover said...

Hey I was brought here by your beautiful cats, I love that little cutie Sophie. Keep posting up pics and good luck with everything!

The Sweet Life said...

I love love love this dresser. You both did a fabulous job!!!!

Leslie said...

I'm certain that your nursery is going to be the cutest boy's nursery I've ever seen. That dresser is TOO cute.

Portuguese Prepster said...

the dresser looks so cute!

Ashley said...

how stinkin' cute! :)

Jess said...

That dresser is just so stinkin adorable. I love it!

Sara said...

Love love love the dresser! What a cute idea to put numbers on the drawers! And the color is fabulous!

Kristen said...

looks great! i love that it has history too, the numbers were a great detail to add!

T.Stuhlman said...

Did you use a eggshell or semi-gloss for the paint? I love the color.

T.Stuhlman said...

What finish in the paint did you use for the dresser? Flat/semi- gloss...etc?

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