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bye, bye black

When my lovely friend Ellie Mae (remember her amazing maternity photo shoot?) asked me to refinish a changing table and crib for her twin baby girls, I jumped at the chance!  Her babies will be here in the next few weeks and how better to welcome them to the world than with a revamped, shabby chic spot to rest their little heads?  To go better with pink and gray bedding, the black had to go and in its place soft, antique white with a little distressing.  Here is what everything looked like before:

And here is the beautiful after.  So pleased with how well this turned out!

Happy Hump Day!

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Reader Comments (4)

Can you explain how you did this refinish? This is exactly what I'm looking to do with an old crib and dressed I have!

February 4, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterCcane

Absolutely! It was very easy, actually...I roughed up the black furniture with some 80-grit sandpaper so the paint would stick, but not enough to get rid of all the black, since I wanted it to come through the antique white paint. Then, I painted two coats of antique white. After it was completely dry, I used 150-grit sandpaper to distress the edges. After that, I used clear, satin polyacrylic to protect it. Hope this helps. Good luck!

February 5, 2013 | Registered CommenterKelly Stivers

Can I ask what kind of paint you used? Primer?

August 15, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterAmanda

Amanda - I used antique white paint by Sherwin WIlliams in a satin finish. No primer. Topped it with two coats polyurethane. :)

August 15, 2013 | Registered CommenterKelly Stivers

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