I love this set. The mother contacted me telling me she wanted to give her daughter her old bedroom furniture from when she was a child for her coming granddaughter. This is absolutely why I do what I do… Passing down the story through the power of paint… LOVE!!
I had so much fun with them when they came to check out this piece I was doing… They wanted to “feel” my work. I get that but I am not sure I had a request like that one before.. I am so tactile, so I totally get it!! And this was huge in deciding who would paint their furniture.. I love what she said- ‘Yes, this is the finish I am looking for. I have felt so many pieces and I don’t want my old furniture to look new and feel like lacquer. I want it to still have that old look and feel smooth like this…” Score me!! I was happy…. so we trotted through my house and looked at a couple of colors and samples of what it really feels like still a few years later and booked them to get painted!!
Here is the set before… the orangey brown look became a beautiful painted white bedroom furniture set…
We painted the hardware with Modern Masters Oyster- perfect touch to take a masculine handle and give that bit of feminine touch it needed!!
And you have to love that I got all these pics in the dark because it was so cold outside…. and a late delivery.
Also, my lovely mirror shot- I was trying to capture the beautiful distressing along the mirror and got myself in all of them so this is the one you get!!
This is the last crib I will do. I enjoy seeing the mama’s when they get their new- old crib back… but I hate the process. It’s so much work. It takes the sure joy of painting right out of me. So, I decided this was the last one!! Thank you to all the mama’s you have trusted me with your beautiful nurseries… I am happy to do your dressers but I just can’t do another crib!! – American Paint is all natural and the paint was perfect for this!! And I also used Safe Coat sealer for the topcoat. Doctor approved and safe!! You can get it from my friend Julia of Shangri-La-Lane.
I did use a new sprayer The Finish Max by HomeRight for this crib. And with all those slats and sides… I was happy with the end results. It was easy to dilute the chalk/clay paint just slightly and spray. Clean up was super easy and the overspray was very minimal. The funny thing about cribs is even if you spray- there are almost 4 sides to it… and that’s a lot of hand distressing and hand top coating. But the reward of seeing it done and the smile on the mom’s face is almost just like childbirth!!