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Monday, June 11, 2012

nursery: the statement piece

Last week, I showed you my inspiration piece for the nursery, but as much as I love that part of his room, there's another piece I might love a little more. 

Anyone who knows me knows that I have been looking for a particular piece of furniture for years - 
a glass door cabinet. 
gray-washed?

styled

styled

It's just such a versatile piece - a dishware display, a linen cabinet, really, it makes anything look good. But let me tell you, these suckers are not easy to come by without a hefty price tag.
Well, that fateful day came and I found my long lost piece of dream furniture at a local antique store.



I know, she's not really a looker. She's super old and her back and one of her feet were in bad shape. But for $50, I knew she could be awesome.
So, of course, I enlisted the help of my handy husband to replace the whole back piece and remake one of the feet. This used to annoy him, but over the years it's helped refine his handyman skills, so I think he has me to thank for that. Right, honey?
Some people bring home stray animals who need to be nursed back to health, I bring in stray furniture pieces that need a little TLC.


It took some elbow grease, several rounds with a razor blade to get all the grime off the glass, and some paint and hardware, but she cleaned up nicely.






And then, she got even more gussied up when she became the statement piece in Grady's room.
The place to store all his special items and display his sweet gifts.







I know some of you are probably thinking this is the most unpractical piece of furniture for a kid room.
I know. But by the time he's toddling around and wild enough to break the glass, I'm sure this piece will have found it's way out of his room.
Plus, it really does serve as practical toy storage with all the bins on the bottom shelves.

Looking at all the special gifts and books he's been given already makes my heart happy and I can't think of a better place for them to be displayed.

For all of those who have been asking, I'm finishing up some final projects and then I will show you the entire nursery. :)


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2 comments:

  1. I absolutely adore it. The stripes are such a lovely backround for his sweet little things. Can't wait to see it all together!

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  2. Love it! You are so kind to give your hubby the opportunity to perfect his skill:)

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