If you are new to my blog, welcome. I am thrilled to have you join us. You might not know a lot about me, but my son, Baby Boy, and his wife, Sweet Amanda, are expecting our first grandchild May 1. We are so very excited to be grandparents.
Our kids asked us if we would mind furnishing the nursery as our gift to them. We were thrilled.
The first order of business was a crib. We found an awesome crib online sort of like this one:
It was very gently used and will be painted gray. It will be so cute for our coming baby girl.
The next order of business was to find a dresser for the sweet baby girl. I know that my daughter in law has a soft spot for French provincial dressers (you can see their bedroom furniture here) so when I spotted this beauty for $40.00 at an estate sale I was thrilled. It is going to serve as a diaper changing station and dresser in the nursery after it has a little love.
After both of us looking online, a lot, I could tell that Sweet Amanda was leaning toward a purple dresser. I was not in the least bit surprised when she started leaning toward purple. Her college home had an eggplant purple kitchen, her efficiency apartment after graduation was painted what my son called Barney purple, her dining room wall was covered in frames that were shades of purple.
That sweet girl loves herself some purple.
There are lots of examples of beautiful purple dressers out there. Sweet Amanda is weighing her options carefully before giving me the “go ahead” on colors to make sure it goes with her bedding.
Probably My favorite is the brightest purple dresser from Project Nursery below, but I will be happy to do whatever the mother to be wants.
Because the dresser has a formica top, I am going to be trying out a new primer on this project that is supposed to stick to plastic surfaces better. Kilz Adhesion. I had to have it shipped to the house because our local stores don’ t carry it. I will let you know how it works. This weekend the project is to get the dresser cleaned, repaired, hardware removed and the dings fixed so we are ready for primer and paint once the Kilz arrives and we have the color nailed down. It is going to be stunning. When I was a teenager, my parents let me redecorate my bedroom and I ended up with a purple bed, purple headboard, lime green bedding and curtains having a brightly painted dresser is not so unusual in my world. Of course I have done my part to make sure that a few more dressers got a coat of paint along the way, too.
Having a grandsweetheart on the way is exciting. Having a daughter in law who lets me participate in the decorating is awesome.
I am blessed.
I love hearing from you,
2 thoughts on “The Purple Nursery Dresser Project”
I can not remember if I congratulated you yet or not. If I have it’s worth repeating…congratulations I’m so excited for you and family!! I love being a “Nana”! My grandson Owen gave me my title, litterly. I can’t wait to see the finished project, dresser and granddaughter. Both will be beautiful, I’m sure!
Thank you, so much!