Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Nursery Week - A Repurposed Nightstand

First off, I have to thank each and every one of you for all of the sweet comments you have left over the past two days regarding our nursery projects. The room is mostly together now, and I find myself enjoying moments of just sitting in there thinking of finally getting to bring our little girl home. 


One of the other projects that B started and completed (for me) this past weekend, was refinishing an old nightstand that we had laying around in the garage. We had picked it up off Craigslist for free around the time we moved into our home (yes... about two years ago), and while it's dresser partner was refinished, used in our bedroom and later sold, this sad and lonely little nightstand remained untouched and cluttering up B's garage. Needless to say, B was more than happy to work on it and get it out of his garage when I told him I wanted to incorporate it into the nursery. So, this past Saturday, while I was out hanging out with my Mom, B pulled it out and got to work...


Nursery Nightstand

Nursery Nightstand

Nursery Nightstand

He got it all sanded down and the first coat of paint on by early Saturday afternoon! He was wasting no time at all. We decided that rather than painting it the same bright turquoise that we used for Peanut's dresser, we'd do this one white. Our plan was to place it just behind the nursery chair at the head of the crib - the perfect place for her humidifier and the receiver for her monitors - so we wanted it to blend it, more than stand out. 

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To continue in the spirit of repurposing, we agreed to use the old black hardware that adorned Peanut's dresser before it went turquoise...

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Once it was all painted up and dried, B moved it indoors and into place for me...

Nursery Nightstand

At that point, I used some organic surface cleaner and scrubbed the interior of the drawers, ridding it of all dirt and dust. With so many lovely gifts from family and friends, we needed the extra storage, so this little nightstand offered us exactly what we needed for baby blankets and changing pads...

Nursery Nightstand

As I mentioned before, the top is reserved for Peanut's humidifier and the receiver for her monitors...

June 21, 2011

Because of the white we used, it really does blend in behind the chair, and also gives me a place to set down a glass or drink during feedings or cuddles with our baby girl. Here's another look which incorporate more of the room to give you an idea of where we are now...

June 21, 2011

I had another project all lined up to share with you tomorrow, but I'm not sure that we'll have it 100% completed by tomorrow. There's a few finishing touches we need to put on it, but I should be back tomorrow to wrap up Nursery Week! Enjoy your Wednesday!

17 comments:

  1. WOW! B really sanded that puppy down huh? Right back down to bare bones!
    I love the white with black handles. I think it looks really good in its new home (better than the garage!)

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  2. your nursery is turning out so beautiful!

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  3. WOWOWOWOWOW. You have some talent. Love that little dresser. So cute. The rooms looking great

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  4. How did I miss that nursery week was going on over here?!! I love this sweet little space you have created, so much charm! Off to check out the other projects, and to find out more about that adorable mobile hanging over the crib...x

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  5. Looks so great! What a nice you did putting all those pieces together (and I love the elephant)!

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  6. The night stand turned out fantastic! We have that same elephant and a rhinoceros too. The boys still love those things. :)

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  7. I'm loving nursery week. The little side table looks just perfect in the corner. Good call on the white!

    Babar is still my fave, love him :)

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  8. Such a perfect little piece! It really is looking lovely Kerry and I'm sure your little girl will adore it!

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  9. Her nursery is turning out so pretty!!!

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  10. looks great!! it's all coming along so nicely for you Kerry - yay!

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  11. I love your nursery! Beautiful job!!

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  12. wow! what a beautiful nursery. lucky baby:)
    i never even finished mine even after my son was born:P

    x
    j

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  13. what an adorable nursery!!! cant wait to get cracking on mine!! middle child still sleeps in the room where bebe will go, and the process of moving him in with older brother has been...let's say...unsuccessful...! Loving yellow as well and have picked up a few yellow things for ours...still not certain on the whole design direction....
    good luck in the home stretch, Kerry!!
    Michelle...xoxo

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  14. This is STUNNING, Kerry! Everything looks so totally perfect. Your little princess is going to love it :)

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  15. The nursery is turning out so beautiful!

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