Woah! Happy September! Seriously where does the time go?! I’m not sure how I went so long without posting anything. I think I’ve come to realize I cannot do everything right now in this current chapter of life. When I started this journey I imagined quiet evenings spent in front of my computer with a glass of wine writing awesome blog posts. But the reality is I’m so exhausted at the end of the day it just doesn’t happen. So, if you’d like to know it’s 3:30 in the afternoon and I’m typing this as my youngest jumps on a broken arm chair behind me and my oldest is reading on the floor in a pile of throw pillows. Most of my time is split between the boys, refinishing furniture, and staying active, so blogging has kind of taken the backburner.
Though I’ve been quiet online, I’ve been busy this month with a lot of customer refinishing requests. I just finished an awesome baseball set for a little boys room. He asked his mom for a baseball theme and I really wanted it to be something he could potentially grow into as he got older. This was my inspiration board for this project. I swoon over that dresser it was refinished by Kriskrafting and how she created it can be found here. The knobs I purchased From Houzz for a great deal. They are so adorable! I could not find navy chevron contact paper anywhere! I finally found some from an awesome seller on Etsy. You can buy it here.
My customer requested a dresser, desk, and matching nightstand. Here are the before pictures of each piece. I hunted around for that specific dresser and found it at the ReStore which is one of the best places ever.
And here is the completed set! I just love how this came out! I love the mix of the rich blue and white but all pieces still coordinate with the same stain and knobs. To achieve this look I sanded the top of the desk and the drawer fronts of the dresser and nightstand. I stained them with New Ebony by Sherwin Williams. This stain came up very dark very fast but with a lot of wiping and light sanding I was able to achieve the desired shade. The dresser and nightstand are painted Annie Sloan Pure white and lightly distressed with clear wax and the desk is painted in Napoleonic blue with clear wax. I found that cute basket for the nightstand at Homegoods and the blue is an exact match to the desk.
I really wanted to do an accent piece in this set. I was ecstatic when she agreed and said her son had been wanting a blue bed which never ended up happening. I think this is the coolest color. It’s kind of a combo of navy and royal blue and I think it looks great with the white baseball knobs.
The dresser is stunning in person. I love the contrast of warm wood with stark white. I tend to distress kids furniture because I think it wears better. Kiddos can be rough on furniture so any dings or chips will blend in with the rustic style of the piece.
I hope the little guy enjoys his set and that he gets many years out of it! One of the reasons why I choose to refinish vintage/antique furniture is the quality and craftsmanship are just something you cannot find today. I hope I can post again before next month. I have so many things I want to share but literally so little time, if not I hope everyone enjoys the start of fall, my favorite time of year!
Thanks for reading!