Olivia’s Nursery~Part One

A friend recently hired me to refinish some furniture for her baby girl’s nursery. Here are some before & after shots of how the pieces turned out.

The first was a changing table that was originally…something else. I’m not quite sure what it was. We found it at the thrift store, and we both agreed that it was too pretty to pass up.

It looked like this:

All I had done so far in that photo was remove the shelves and start sanding them.

Here’s a piece after sanding.

I removed all the doors & hardware to make sanding them easier. I don’t know that it really could have been done without removing it all, because there was just so much detail work.

I went over the doors with the electric sander, and then again on the detail by hand.

I sanded as much of it as I could down to the wood. This piece was very sturdy, and very heavy. It should last for decades.

My friend wanted a bit of a whitewashed look, so that’s what I was going for.

I spray painted the hardware with a grayish white color.

The doors took a few extra coats.

Almost done!

Here’s the finished table in Olivia’s nursery. I think it turned out really well, and it was definitely worth all the effort. When working with a piece this detailed and large, it’s best to just work methodically, and do it one step at a time.

I’ll share more photos tomorrow!


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