Nursery Progress: Changing Table Transformation9:44 AM
The biggest project I accomplished during my week of vacation was painting the changing table. This project was a little scary for me. First of all, it involved real paint, not spray paint. Secondly it involved an antique dry sink. Yes, rather than purchase the expensive changing table I'd been eyeing, I encountered an incredibly talented saleswoman at an antiques/thrift shop who suggested the dry sink as a changing table. I suppose in hindsight I wasn't really a tough sell. I was in awe of everything in that store and wanted desperately to buy something. We'd found out new baby was a girl and the modern changing table I wanted fit better in my 'boy' room--the one I'd been unconsciously designing in my head while convincing myself I wasn't convinced that it was a boy. :) Anyway, I loved the idea of using something completely out of the ordinary and I loved the price-- $80 which I bargained down to $70. Apparently dry sinks are one of the easiest "antiques" to replicate and fake so I have absolutely no idea if it's a real antique. Lucky for me, I don't really care. But the fact that it was this knotty pine and had a...country look to it was the scary part. I'm all about modern, or shabby chic, or even contemporary/traditional, but "country" is the one style I am not a big fan of. Since I constantly am perusing etsy and various design blogs however, I saw it's potential to be more shabby chic or even farmhouse chic. [Note to self: anything sounds cooler with "chic" added to it]. I also have been desperate to try distressing furniture (I've always loved it, but my recent obsession is mostly due to these gals. Check out better pictures of their stuff in this post over at HowDoesShe) and thought this would be the perfect piece to try that on. A fun color, a little distressing, and a cool anthropologie knob would do the trick right?!
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