Sunday, September 12, 2010

sweet baby room beginnings...

this baby room is in the beginning stages of getting all prepped for the bambino, and i think it's coming along nicely. the room was just painted this pale minty green, and the bedding is pottery barn's "abc" collection. the mom contacted me because she had two pieces of furniture for the baby's room that needed a little love. after thinking about doing some stripes, we decided to just paint the furniture a simple pale yellow, with a little distressing. i like distressing because i feel like it adds character to old furniture, and keeps it from looking like you are just trying to "cover up" something.

here is the furniture before:

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i love the wavy lines of this dresser, and the hardware is the coolest! cassidy (my client, and the baby's mom) pointed out that the bottom pulls look like birds, and i think the top ones look like mustaches!

i refinished the hardware with a simple brown finish to match it to the rest of the room and to match it to the other furniture.
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and here is the dresser after a little TLC:
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details of the distressing...

here is the little nightstand. it's such a cute piece, and i love the pulls and the little authentic vintage knob.
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and, last but not least, i painted a vintage window frame to be hung above the baby's crib (similar to this one i did a while back, and this one, too). i tried to sort of match it to the bedding...here it is before i painted it. we are keeping my friend's cat for a few months while she is living in california, so now all my pieces have 2 cats attacking them everytime i bring them in.

i love how they act like it is so interesting:
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after sniff-inspecting it, mika decided it looked like a comfortable bed:
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here are a few of the pieces all together. can't wait to see this room when it's all said and done!

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if you live in or around atlanta, georgia, and are interested in having decorative painting done in your home or a vintage window painting done, please email me at kristen.fountain@gmail.com.

10 comments:

  1. Looks great...hopefully someone will suggest that she not hang a GLASS WINDOW above the baby's crib...but other than that...very cute!

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  2. julie - after having done a few of these, i have had clients that have found very safe ways to hang the windows above the crib. you screw those metal hooks with circles at the ends into the wood of the window, then use wire to create a hanging device. if you find a stud to hang the piece into, it is not dangerous - the window is not going anywhere!!!

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  3. Love it all! What a lucky little baby!

    Rachel
    xoxo

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  4. Love it. Love the window idea....I'm getting ready to do a hearboard with one of my old ones....I wish you were here to paint it for me :)

    The cats get along okay? Mika doesn't mind the roommate for awhile?

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  5. Love everything! Especially the window painting.

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  6. reenie - the cats are ok! they definitely wrestle a lot, but i think they actually enjoy each other's company. gives mika something to do...entertainment :) plus, he likes to bat at mingming's tail....hahah

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  7. The dresser is exactly the dresser I had growing up- complete with drawer pulls and all! I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw it here! It became my first furniture project in high school when I decoupaged the whole thing with a collage of magazine clippings...love what you've done with it here!

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  8. You are so talented! Everything looks amazing!

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  9. jenny - i used to paint and decoupage furniture in highschool too! funny!

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