…Before & After: Jasmine’s Baby

Okay, not really her baby, but a chest of drawers for her baby. Jasmine is such a sweet gal who is a repeat client and new friend. She also has a very talented artist hubby, Gavin. And now they are having a baby! I’m honored that she picked a Blue Egg piece to go in their nursery.

Here is the before:

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This is my all time favorite size and shape piece. I know I’ve said it before and I’ll said it another million times, a piece like this can go in any room and serve many purposes. Think foyer, dining room buffet, living room side table, bedroom chest and of course a perfect baby dresser with top for a contour pad.

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You may recognize the chest as one of the pieces I used for my demo at The Home Show. Yes, I demo-ed it in Paris Grey, but was happy to change course to accomodate the color Jasmine wanted.

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I can’t help laughing because I received so many lovely & wonderful compliments from the presentation, BUT there was an individual and complete stranger that jabbed me online about wearing too much bling! And to that I say, when you are a mommy of three putting on big gold earrings and a fat beaded bracelet is a treat from the yoga pants and Ugg slippers that I usually wear out and about. To all the moms out there, you know where I’m coming from!

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When a piece has such great lines it really speaks for itself. You really don’t need much distressing or dark wax.

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French Linen is so classy. Don’t coat all the cracks and nooks. I think it adds interest to leave a bit of the wood showing in these places.

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I love any piece with casters. And how great to have a changing table on wheels! I’m just picturing all those pacifiers and diapers and shake toys that fall behind a baby dresser and get stuck there for at least the first year of that baby’s life when you are way too crazed to clean up much of anything…besides that baby.

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Do I even need to mention the ginger cat lounging? Always a photo op.

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Jasmine & Gavin, I wish you only the best!

P.S. Happy Valentine’s Day, dear readers. I want you to know that I feel all the love and kindness you send my way and I’m so appreciative & love you all right back! xoxo

 

Comments

  1. Vanessa G. says:

    Totally agree with you on the “bling” thing. We all need a little bling! Beautiful dresser. Have a wonderful day! ~ Vanessa

  2. Karen says:

    People always find something to bust your chops about,an unfortunate aspect of human nature! Having said that, I love that dresser, I so wish I could find something like it… and the color is so pretty. I wish ASCP was in my budget. I hope you had a great Valentines day with your loved ones.

  3. June G. says:

    There always has to be one!! I think your cute in whatever you wear and it was a special day for you and Blue Egg, after all! I bought a small china cabinet today at the thrift store that looks similar to the dresser your doing. I just wasn’t sure of the color (since I might keep it for myself) and when you said you were using French Linen on this project for your customer, I thought that’s it and I have a brand new can!! Did you use clear wax only or some dark wax too? Thanks!

    June

    • christen says:

      Hi June! Thanks for the email! I always use clear wax and actually did not use any dark wax on this piece. I liked the way it was looking so decided not to. Thanks for readin and sticking up for me!

      Christen

  4. Belinda says:

    I say “bling it on” ! I too spend so much time feeling less than glam in old painting gear that when the opportunity arises to feel pretty then some bling is definitely in order. I love your blog and your pieces are inspiring.

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