I can’t believe that my little man is turning 11 already today. He is growing up way too fast and I’m trying to hold on to his innocence in the worst way. He still believes in Santa Claus, which makes me smile, I have no clue how we achieved this 😉 but I might have to burst his bubble at some point soon so he a) doesn’t get teased in school about believing in Santa and b) because he thinks Santa is magical and can get him anything no matter of the price tag. But I think it’s just too cute. And I did get the German layered cake done for him. I had some issues along the way, I hope it’ll taste fine LOL. I do it every year but this year it turned out a little funky!
|Yuck, look at the brown drips on the legs.|
But I knew I could turn it into something lovable. I also really liked the scale of the dresser and I could picture it as a larger nightstand dresser or changing table. The height is actually perfect for a changing table if you attach the changing pad to the back.
And after it was sanded I painted it with Annie Sloan chalk paint (color: Paloma). Why chalk paint again? Well, because it has the somewhat rustic feel due to the grainy oak. Regular or glossy paint would have not looked nice with that wood in my opinion. I actually have another dresser in the garage which is up next and I will paint it with a more glossy finish again I think.
After that I applied Johnson Paste Wax which took the color from a light grey to a darker grey as you can see in the picture.
I love it so much. I know I say that about almost everything but that’s how it should be, right? If I put a lot of work into it then I should love it!
In case you are wondering about the hearts, they are vinyl wall stickers and will be for sale in my Etsy shop as well. I’m hopefully adding them over the weekend.
So what do you think? Yay or nay?
Oh and hey before I forget it. The person that won my giraffe pillow cover never replied so random.org picked another. Congrats to Sabrina:
And I wish you all a great weekend.
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