I am finished with Sara and Ali’s baby’s changing table! It will make its way home into its new nursery this weekend. Sara is due in 2 weeks so it is about to be used a ton! They have the changing pad that is placed on the top but I took some pics to share with you of how it looks without.
The changing table is a really nice one. Super strong with deep drawers and a cabinet for storage. It can be used when the child is older as a regular dresser. The table is about 8 years old, made of wood, with that slick finish that a lot of newer furniture has. I feel this is a great example of taking a newer piece and giving it some character with paint.
Here is the before (I had already taken the drawers out – sorry!)
I used Annie Sloan chalk paint in the color Paris Grey. Two coats on the body and three on the top and the drawer fronts. I then let it cure for a day before lightly sanding for a super smooth finish and distressing to allow the original white to pop through in places. I applied Annie Sloan clear wax, buffed it and added its original drawer pulls back on. Voila! Here it is now!
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A beautiful piece, well done! Lucky new baby!!
Beautiful! I just finished 2 dressers in Paris Grey for a client and I just love this colour. The work you did on this change table is wonderful and inspiring – thanks for sharing!
I love your work! I have just done a few pieces. I generally use a cheap brush. Do you find using a certain brush makes a difference? It would be nice to have a smoother finish.
I hand paint furniture professionally. I think brushes make a difference,I use Annie Sloan brushes and/or Purdy brushes. The Purdy brushes are more available locally at any home supply store such as Home Depot , Loews etc.
The Purdy brushes are great quality and much more cost effective than the Annie Sloan brushes and will give you a nice smooth (brushstroke-free)finish on your pieces.
Such a pretty change table 🙂 I love how it curves on the sides like a sleigh bed <3 I'm sure your clients are going to love it!