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March 17, 2015

Entry #24 Nursery Dresser – Katy McCormack Hollander, Westbrook ME

We are expecting our first baby in July, and I wanted to start preparing his room.  The first item I worked on is a dresser (that used to belong to me and my brother when we were little).  Unfortunately, I do not have a real ‘before’ picture, as I was only documenting as I started to work on it.  I would periodically send pics to my Mom to show her how things were going.
 
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I had to do some scraping, and the old paint was thick and bubbled in spots.  However, I don’t have the equipment for a ton of sanding, so I chose instead to use some DIY chalk paint since it covers a multitude of paint “sins”. This was painted before I knew the gender of our baby, so neutral colors were key.   I mixed some Benjamin Moore Excalibur Gray paint with some water and plaster of Paris for the body of the dresser.  Then used a Valspar sample called Pantone Cloud Dancer for the birch trees.  I did have to replace the drawer pulls, but just found some wooden ones, and painted them from a selection of samples I had left over from old projects.  I then gave the dresser a couple coats of Minwax finishing wax.  (I love the wax, cause it doesn’t stink up the house like polyurathane.)  Then, I lined the drawers, as they had some damage from years of love.
I am so happy with my birch tree dresser!  I’ll be proud to tell baby, one day, how much fun I had day dreaming of him while I worked on it.
Entry #24 Nursery Dresser - Katy McCormack Hollander, Westbrook ME [AFTER]

Entry #24 Nursery Dresser – Katy McCormack Hollander, Westbrook ME [AFTER]

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Katy McCormack Hollander, Westbrook, Maine

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