July 24, 2013

Back to Work

I've been trying to add new inventory so I can paint my own pieces when I'm not working on custom orders. I love doing custom pieces but there's something about doing my own piece.
 I bought a dresser about three weeks before I was scheduled to have my baby and I had the hopes of finishing it within a week. That didn't happen but in my defense I did get the bottom and drawers painted.

 It's been three weeks since I had my daughter and I'm ready to get back to work. I figured I should finish what I started.


The color was labeled as Rose Dust by Valspar in the "oops" section but it was mixed wrong so I don't know the real name of this color. If you Google rose dust by Valspar it is definitely not this color.  

The picture on the left is the "oops" color without glaze and the picture on the right is with black glaze.

  I went with black glaze for two reasons: 1. To tone down the color and to add depth  2. So the knobs would tie in with the color better. 
The color is a pretty red now that it is glazed but nothing too dark.

I think the glaze was the perfect finishing touch to this dresser.

Are you a fan of glaze?

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July 15, 2013

Nursery Reveal and Introducing Amelia

Hi everyone! 
We welcomed our second baby on July 3rd and everything went perfect. 

I put a few teasers of the nursery on my facebook page last month and finally felt the itch to do a full before and after post.

Here is the room while my husband was prepping it to paint. It was very brown.




(The changing table isn't this bright in person)

We painted the walls Misty Moonstone by Glidden
The crib is painted Teal Zeal by Behr
and the changing table and end table were a custom color. 
I had an "oops" paint by valspar called Texas Star and I mixed brown paint until I was happy with the color.

We took the doors off of the closet and the changing table fit perfectly plus it gave us tons of extra room in the nursery. 
We didn't paint the inside of the closet and you could see the paint line which I despised. Instead of asking my husband to paint the closet to match the rest of the room I hung sheer curtains. 

The small rug and lamp is from Walmart. I glued the pink ribbon to the shade and used the extra to tie back the curtains. 

I made the crib skirt and it is 100% no -sew. CLICK HERE to see the original post and it includes the tutorial I used to make the skirt. 
 The pillow was made by my friend Megan with left over fabric. (She sewed it)!

The embroidery hoops were made with scrapbook paper and a diaper box! CLICK HERE for that full post.

I found the pink laundry basket from TJ Maxx

If there is anything you have questions about and it's not listed feel free to ask!

Here are some detail shots from around the room

Now introducing my sweet Millie

Isn't she the sweetest baby?! 
I was so scared I wouldn't feel the same about the second baby but I was so wrong. 

 Her big sister is great with her and I can't wait to see how they grow with one another. 
I look forward to the fun, chaos, fights, laughing, crying.....everything that comes with having girls and being a mom.