Made With Love

7.28.2010

I have been giving you little snippets of the latest project I have been working on. Actually I should say we have been working on. Mr. Savvy stepped in and did the sanding. I was going to, but since I have never used a palm sander before he did the sanding. Let's take a look at the process.


Let me give you some history of this piece. This was made for my son in law's mom when she was expecting him over thirty years ago. It was hand made by his God Father and given to her as a gift.


It is a changing table. It is solid pine and was stained dark.


Over the years it has really been scratched up. My son in law said he use to play with his hot wheels on top of this when he was growing up.


This is how it looked after Mr. Savvy sanded it. I was just starting to prime it and remembered to take a picture.


This is after two coats of primer and two coats of a soft pink paint.
I also sanded lightly with a fine grit sandpaper between each coat of primer.
Paint I used was Sherwin Williams ProClassic semi gloss in a Laura Ashley paint color from Lowes called chalk pink. Just a very soft pink.


Then the fun part of glazing was next.  I used Valspar Signature Colors translucent color glaze in Mocha.
I sanded some of the edges and across some places on the front before glazing.





After  the glaze dried for twenty four hours I polished the entire chest with Minwax Paste Finishing Wax 
in natural. It protects the finish and just look at that shine.


Bought these cute knobs at Hobby Lobby last week at half off.


This shows some of the detail of how the glaze stays in the cracks.












Here is the finished changing table for my future granddaughter due around October 27.
I am so glad my son in law's parents kept this all these years. It is such a well made piece and it is very special to him since his God Father made it for his mom to use with him thirty years ago. I was glad to refinish this for them. Right now it still sits here in our house, but I am sure they will come soon and pick it up. I will show it again in it's designated spot in the nursery soon. I sent pictures of this to my daughter yesterday so she could see how it turned out and she is thrilled with it. My daughter has registered for a pad for the top of this for her upcoming showers.


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KIM

108 comments:

  1. Neat Kim. Now this chest will be connected to both sides of the family.
    It is pretty. olive♥

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  2. Oh Kim...this is just beautiful! I love the pink and the glaze! It will be perfect for your daughter and her precious baby! How wonderful that it has all of that history!

    The knobs are the icing on the cake!

    Enjoy!
    Cathy

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  3. so cute perfect job Kim. it is going to look so good in that nursery

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  4. lOVE IT!
    We are both on the same wavelink!
    Redo the treasures!!!!!
    Gotta love that!
    A great job!
    xoxo~Kathy @
    Sweet Up-North Mornings...

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  5. Kim, that just brought tears to my eyes... how special that your grandbaby will be changed on the same table as his dad... and how in each generation, it was prepared with love for a precious new family member. Just love it... AND, it is beautiful!!

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  6. Aw, that is beautiful! And so sweet for baby girl to have her daddy's changing table!

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  7. Soooo cute! I used the dresser that was my mom's when she was a little girl as the changing table for my kiddos. Love using those heirlooms!
    Vanessa
    http://southerninmyheart.blogspot.com

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  8. Kim,
    That is perfect! We used a chest very much like this for our changing table. Nice job.
    Sherry

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  9. Great job, I used that paste once did not turn out as nice as yours. Maybe I didn't use enough elbow grease. I have the bed and changing table from when my kids were little. Just waiting for someone to need it. Me, I hope someday.

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  10. Great job, I used that paste once did not turn out as nice as yours. Maybe I didn't use enough elbow grease. I have the bed and changing table from when my kids were little. Just waiting for someone to need it. Me, I hope someday.

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  11. What a wonderful look you gave that special family piece. The color is perfection! Can't wait to see it in the finished nursery.

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  12. Gorgeous job, and so special, being spruced up from Grandma & Grandpa and being her Daddy's once upon a time!
    I just talked about glazing on my post and how I didn't achieve the colour I was hoping for. The Mocha glaze looks great! I could only find glaze that you need to add the colour to, but I'm going to try to darken it to look more like yours. Thanks for the tip!

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  13. WOW! This is so beautiful!

    Thanks for joining Get Your Craft on Thursday at Life As Lori!

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  14. This turned out so beautifully...It looks perfect for a nursery!!! I know you're getting excited...

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  15. What a difference! Such alot of work, and it turned out fabulous!

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  16. Kim, this is spectacular! I can't wait to see it with the brown walls, it will look so beautiful. Great job to you and Mr. Savvy!

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  17. You guys are so expert at this...wow..it looks fantastic..love the ping! What an awesome piece to have, I can hardly wait to see the pad on top! :D

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  18. Oh, you did it again!
    This is just wonderful~
    I love the color!
    Leticia

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  19. Beautiful piece and very well refinished. What a great story to it.

    Darryl and Ruth : )

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  20. Kim, I love the color you painted the changing table. How wonderful this piece was saved all these years and now your new granddaughter will use it!
    xo, Sherry

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  21. Oh,Kim!!!! That is absolutely perfect. I mean really perfect. What a special piece. You did a fabulous job on it! I can't wait to see it in the room with everything!

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  22. That came out so wonderful. How lucky your granddaughter is to have such amazing grandparents who will not only let her have a gorgeous piece of furniture in her room but also a special piece of family history.

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  23. How very special of a piece that is Kim....now it will continue to be passed down for many more years to come...may not have to be redone either for a long long time...what a great job!

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  24. Great job, Kim. I used an old chest of drawers for my kids changing table that I bought at a garage sale for $10.00, way back in 1982! It is sitting in the foyer at the Cape house. Makes me want to redo it!

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  25. What a beautiful piece. You did a great job on it. It can be passed down through the family. Gorgeous!

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  26. Oh Kim, such a special heirloom and you have refinished it so beautifully. I love the pretty soft pink color. How exciting to have a new baby. I know you must be thrilled. Hugs, Marty

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  27. Kim! You did such a fantastic job on both the piece of furniture, which is a true treasure by the way, and your tutorial was excellent!!

    I love the antiqued pink! Beautiful!

    Karen

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  28. Gorgerous Kim and not to mention the lovely sentimental value. Your lucky future grand-daughter is going to be spoiled!!! Rightly so.

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  29. Oh Kim! That is just beautiful!!! That was really sweet of you and Mr. savvy to do that for them. You saved them bunch of money too! There is one thing I have learned with 2 boys is to never by expensive furniture. I can't wait to see the rest of the room.
    ~Jennifer

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  30. Kim,
    You did a beautiful job on the changing table. Love the color choice. What a wonderful family heirloom for them. How special :)
    Can't wait to see it in its new home!
    Wendy

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  31. You did such a great job! That is so special to have a piece with such history and memories to it. It will be even more special now that you gave it a new face! You daughter is so lucky to have you!

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  32. It's so sweet! I'm not surprised it came out gorgeous with you and the Mr. working on it, it was bound to be a new little gem.

    Lisa

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  33. that turned out beautifully! i love the color and the knobs are a great touch!

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  34. This is beautiful! What a great job you did! I love the pink!

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  35. What a wonderful transformation! I love that it was your son in laws as a baby and it will be his childs changing table....

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  36. I'm such a sentimental sap. What a great story, and a beautiful piece of furniture, perfect for a new baby girl!
    gail

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  37. That turned out really fabulous!!

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  38. What a beautiful story and fabulous piece of furniture! I love everything you did to this piece -- just gorgeous!

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  39. This is lovely...such a special gift to refinish his childhood piece!

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  40. I love that finish, Kim. The mocha glaze is perfect for the pale pink. I love the feel of hand waxed furniture.

    It is so special when family pieces are used in a nursery.

    Rhonda

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  41. Kim,
    What a wonderful makeover! Even more special that it belonged to your granddaughter's daddy when he was a wee little one.
    ~Cindy~
    cynthialeedesigns.wordpress.com

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  42. Aaaah Kim just think you will be changing your new little granddaughter on this very changing table. That is so precious and it looks just perfect. You really do a wonderful job on glazing, not everyone can do that very well. It is so pinkalicious, Kathysue

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  43. Hi Kim
    It is a beautiful story! I love it when it tells his history.
    You done it so nice!! Love it.
    Have a nice and sunny day

    Yolanda

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  44. Oh my, you and Mr Savvy have made the perfect finish on the perfect family piece. I'm sure that it will continue to be treasured and be passed on again in the future.
    A job well done!

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  45. Okay, now you are faster than me!! Guess I am trying to do too many projects at one time!!

    This turned out just beautiful! It is going to look so nice with the brown walls and white wainscoting! I am sure she is just thrilled with it!

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  46. Oh wow! What a labor of love! This turned out SOOO pretty and its history makes it even more special. I adore the color. Congrats on the coming Blessed Event :) I can't wait to have a grandbaby one day!!! Great job!

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  47. I just wanted to stop by and let you know that I linked to this post today from the new Home & Garden channel at Craft Gossip. :) My hope is to share many of the fabulous projects I see everyday with the vast CG audience. I hope you will not only stop by and subscribe to CG, but will tell your friends about the new category! Hope you see some traffic from it!

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  48. I just found you from Shabby Chic Cottage. This is a darling makeover. I always appreciate it when paint colors are shared so I can jot it down :)

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  49. Hi Kim!
    I love shabby, your makeover is absolutely beautiful, bravo:)))
    I am your newest follower, come to visit my blog:)
    Greetings from Europe, hugs Biljana

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  50. The changing table turned out really pretty, perfect for a baby girls room now!!

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  51. Great job! I know your granddaughter will definitely love it. :D

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  52. That turned out so darling! I love the pink with the glaze. Great job!

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  53. I am back from vacation and finally am having the chance to visit all my blog friends.

    I absolutely love pieces that are passed down from family members. I love it! You did a great job and your daughter has a beautiful heirloom to enjoy.

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  54. What an incredible gift! I know your granddaughter, too, will treasure this for years!

    Grins!
    Pamm

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  55. Well, don't we all find this just perfect! You clever girl and I bet you did every bit of it with such love. xx

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  56. Beautiful job Kim. I can't wait to see the whole nursery. I've not tried glazing over a painted piece of furniture. Have you done a tutorial on it before? Patty

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  57. Kim, it's ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS!!!! I love it!!!

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  58. Wow, that is just beautiful! Great work by both sides of the family! I love that it's an heirloom!

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  59. what a wonderful story for the dresser and now it will have even more to tell .How its Grandma refinished lovely work as always:)

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  60. Beautiful! Isn't it amazing what a little paint, sandpaper and stain can do?!

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  61. Patty, I do it this way every time I paint and glaze.

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  62. Kim it's gorgeous! And I know it will go perfectly in your granddaughter's nursery!

    Kat :)

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  63. I have to say that this is probably my favorite refurbished piece ever.....what a wonderful story and fantastic job.....and the fact that it is for a new baby girl, makes it even more sweet. Lucky you

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  64. That's truly a labour of love. The dressing table must now officially be christened an heirloom!

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  65. That chest is so adorable. I love the light pink color and it totally changed the feel of it. Good job.

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  66. Love how it turned out! What a professional job ya'll did. I can't wait to see it in the nursery. Brooke is lucky to have parents that will do so much work for her. That's worth more than money! By the way, for some reason my comment would not go thru on yesterday's post, but I tried to leave you a comment. I adore the santos you bought! What a lucky find that was.

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  67. It's so girly!!! And how special it will be having come from you!

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  68. Wow Kim, this turned out great. Your daughter is so lucky to have such a talented mom! I used to refinish furniture years ago and sell in an antique store, but I didn't get the results you have here. I like that this was reused, repurposed and recycled. Have you seen new changing tables lately? They are crap! Hopefully this will be passed down to the next generation.

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  69. Kim,
    You really have a gift! This turned out fantastic and would fetch a pretty penny in a store!

    But, now you have re-created something beautiful that will will continue to passed down and loved for the next generations!

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  70. I bet you daughter and sil our just thrilled with the work your husband and you did on that sweet piece of furniture. It turned out beautiful, I'm so glad you showed such good photos of it too, now I know what you wrote in your comment to me about painting...thanks your so much you are one sweetheart♥ You really helped me...now I'm doing a nightstand but have to get some glaze.

    Rondell

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  71. OMG! That turned out beautifully! How wonderful that you let the Mr. in on the action too! LOL! Now you both can say that you finished this together for your sweet new grandchild. Fantastic job Kim!

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  72. What an adorable changing table, Kim! I LOVE handed down furniture, especially when it has meaning! GREAT redo!

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  73. I just saw the post tonight. It looks absolutely fabulous! Brought me to tears, I like to blame it partly on pregnancy hormones :) Thank you so much, you and Dad, for redoing the piece for us and helping make the nursery so beautiful. I could never thank you enough for all both of you do for us. Can't wait to get this in the nursery!

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  74. This changing table is perfection. I love the color, the finish, and the knobs AND the fact that you saved a family piece is even better.

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  75. It turned out beautiful Kim! Just the perfect things for a sweet little bably girl!

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  76. This is amazing and beautiful! A little love goes a long way! Jacqueline

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  77. this is so wonderful, thanks for sharing!
    lifeofperks.blogspot.com

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  78. Oh beautiful Kim!! I can't wait until the nursery is done, how exciting!! Great job!

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  79. Kim... found your blog through someone-don't even remember where. However, you have a wonderful blog and I have signed up as a follower. Love, love, love what you did with the old dressing table. And, you surely will not find another one like it anywhere. What a great job you did! Diana

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  80. Wow..what a treasure and a lovely renovation.

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  81. Wonderful transformation. The two of you did a great job.

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  82. what a lovely furniture! I truly believe any furniture if made for someone you love, would last long.. and after the coats of paint, it turn out really pretty! love it!

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  83. Just gorgeous! I love the color and your glazing job was over the top! Looks amazing! You know they'd charge a fortune for one like that and the best part is all of that wonderful history! That's good feng shui if ever! Beautiful job. I just love that color. Can't wait to see the nursery.

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  84. How very sweet--both the changing table and your story.

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  85. What a fantastic makeover!!
    The pink and how you sanded the edges is just wonderful!!

    LOVE IT!!

    Debbie

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  86. This is just beautiful and so special because of it's history. Way to go grandma!

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  87. What a fabulous piece to pass along and keep in the family. It really turned out nice and your hubs did a great job on sanding!

    DI

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  88. What a precious dresser then and now. It looks gorgeous. I really love how you did the painting on it...thank the hubby for getting it ready for you.
    Love it! congrats on a new granddaughter on the way too.
    Judi

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  89. It's a treasure and will be uses for many generations, each adding their own story. Just wonderful!
    Cheers!
    Rita

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  90. Wow! You really did a great job in refinishing this changing table, Kim. It looks so pretty!...Christine

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  91. Whoa! You did an awesome job! Love the distressed soft pink color! The drawer knobs are perfect! Love every single thing about it!

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  92. You know you"ve got a winner when you have so many comments! Great job, I could see this in one of those high priced baby shops.

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  93. It is perfect. I really can't wait for my daughter to have a baby. We don't get to have much input into our son's kids other than our monthly overnights with them at our house. I'd love to get to do stuff like this!

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  94. Great job on the changing table. It is awesome too, that it is so much a part of your family history.

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  95. Kim, this looks fabulous! I love it when someone cares enough to keep special handmade pieces. What a treasure for your new grandchild! ~ Sarah

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  96. This is beautiful!! I LOVE the color...pink is one of the trickiest. What a special piece and how wonderful you could make it new again for your granddaughter! Congratulations! And thanks so much for linking up!! -shaunna :)

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  97. Hi Kim-

    You are a pro. This piece is just beautiful, the color you chose, the knobs, the glazing - wonderful. I can see why you received so many comments. Your grandbaby is going to be getting their diapers changed in style!!!
    My best- Diane

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  98. How special to be able to re-do a family piece for the baby's room. It is so sweet in the soft pink and the knobs are adorable! Precious piece!

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  99. You did a beautiful, professional looking job on that. What a very special piece of furniture!

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  100. That is simply stunning. It's perfect in every way, and I love the history! I have 2 boys and am dying for some pink around here! I LOVE how you glazed it too. Beautiful.

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  101. Absolutely beautiful! Great job and love the history behind the piece!

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  102. What a transformation! I'd love it if you'd stop by my Topsy Turvy Tuesday Link party and add this gorgeous changing table

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  103. That is beautiful! I love how the glaze mutes the pink color and ages it a bit. How nice to have the sentimental value as well. Great job!

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  104. That is beautiful Kim! I don't know how I missed that post. How do you paint your pieces? Do you have sprayer?

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  105. What a difference!! Just think, your grand-daughter will most likely pass it on to one of her children some day!

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