Momma Hen

wife & mother, creator, decorator, DIY-er, and baker.


October 28, 2010 by momm7540

“My husbands long time friend’s wife who is now my soon to be my long time friend

{We have a way with words, she understands me}
is having a baby!”…READ MORE

Long story short (because I have some crazy “Craigslist stories” to go along with this) I , after losts and lots of searching, found a beautiful piece of furniture!
Now, keep in mind I was searching for a versitile piece that she can use for her baby (as a changing table) , toddler, maybe even in her room as a teenager. You’d be surprised how this color looks paired up with an assortment of different colors!
 I also invisioned mom being able to use this piece in her home. I love how unconventional pieces of furniture look as media storage, Television stand, a staple in a mud room, or even as a buffet at a dinner party…
With so many uses I invision my friend to LOVE her gift.
I did, however, miss my deadline. Her baby shower was last saturday.
I didn’t show up empty handed. I went and bought some much needed essentials . She already knew what I had planned for her and she expects it to be great. So, it’s okay.
Well? Are you ready to see the before?
I think that’s the best part.
It was actually a great piece to begin with, great lines, details , and very solid. 
The only downfall was a couple loose drawers, broken hardware, and a dated 70′s-ish yellow (that HAD to go!)
Here she is: the cause of my 4 day stiff neck , sore back and shoulders, and all around grief….
ahhh…my favorite thing : Before and After’s
I’m linking up with Jenny Matlock’s My boo-tiful banner winner) Alphabe-Thursday. Today’s letter is F (FINALLY FINISHED!)
Jenny Matlock
Lovely photo Wednesday (because I think this piece is o’ so  lovely)
Lovely Photo - Wordless or Not-So-Wordless Wednesday at Aspire

Chic on a Shoestring Decorating


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31 Responses to “F is for FINALLY FINISHED!”

  1. Justine says:

    Your friend is SO lucky to have a friend like you. I hope her daughter will LOVE this table/drawer when she grows older. You did SUCH a great job!

    Just Better Together

  2. Snappy Di says:

    Gor-jus… absolutely a keeper piece. I love using furniture in unconventional ways too. This could work in a dining room, entryway, bedroom, bathroom… just choose a color and use in any way you want. love it!


  3. What an amazing transformation!

    You are really talented..

  4. You did a fabulous job on this! I don't know that I'd be able to give it away! : ) Love the color and the lines of this piece. I have seen similar around blogland and am always envious. I'd love one just like it in my own home, but I'm holding off actually looking because we are going on the market after the holidays. As we will be downsizing, at some point I'm going to have to look at furniture for its storage capabilities as well as it's lines. I think this would work!

  5. I love the color. It came out so well. She will love it.

  6. carlotta says:

    Ohhh my gosh. I am insanely jealous. You have no idea. Swoon. You did such an amazing job!

  7. gabe says:

    love it!! the color is great and I love how you distressed it!

    I'm sure you are relieved to be finished!

  8. Ames says:

    Hey, this turn out really nice. I can think of a lot of uses for it myself! You have a lucky friend!~Ames

  9. Pretty sure that color is perfection. Awesome. Glad you could Mi4M!

  10. Stunning!!! I have been looking for something like this on Craigslist too, only I have NOT been successful!!

    This is beautiful!! She will ADORE it!!

    Lou Cinda :)

    I am a follower, just found your blog!

  11. I love what you did to this dresser. Could you please tell me the name of the paint and color? It looks like a really pretty shade of blue.


  12. oooo…..Lucky friend! What a wonderful transformation!

  13. Jenny says:

    Oh my gosh! This turned out so lovely.

    Your color choice is perfect. And the transformation is really fabulous!

    She will be jumping for joy for certain when she sees this. Great multi-function piece and she can totally use it for a changing table, too, until the baby can roll!

    And speaking of jumping for joy!

    I adored the banner I won. Your work is just as fabulous in 'person' as it is in your pictures!

    Thank you for my prize.

    And thank you for linking to Alphabe-Thursday's letter “F”.


  14. So very pretty, I agree, the color is amazing!!

  15. Omg, this is outstanding! I love your blog, I'm your newest follower! Thanks for linking this to Project Diaries. What color of blue did you use? It's so pretty!

  16. So VERY cute! I love the color you chose and those sweet little yellow knobs, outstanding :)

  17. Chrissie says:

    What a gorgeous piece of furniture. I love the flor you chose, the distressing is wonderful!

  18. You did a fantastic transformation! It is soooo lovely! Lucky girl! :)

  19. beautiful! like everyong else has said- spectacular color choice!

  20. Denise says:

    that is really a gorgeous makeover!! love it! I found you through Miss Mustard Seed. What color did you use- I really like the tone of it. :)

  21. This is fabulous as a sideboard! I must say it is one of my favorite furniture redos I've seen on a blog.

  22. This is fabulous as a sideboard! I must say this is one of my favorite furniture redos I've seen on a blog. You have a very lucky friend!

  23. Rach says:

    Gorgeous! I LOVE the color of this piece. Your friend is one lucky gal :)

  24. Your hard work has really paid off…a treasure!
    Mary Ann

  25. Just gorgeous! I love the color and finish you chose- this piece is really such a beauty!! I bet your friend is loving it already! Thanks for sharing at Feathered Nest Friday! :)

  26. i know i have already told you how gorgeous this is, but i will say it again! love those colors! thanks for joining my party, too! happy to have you!

  27. This is absolutely beautiful! Great great job!

  28. i love this! i have one very similar that i would like to make into a sink console. i'll have to keep this color in mind. it's gorgeous!

  29. This is gorgeous. I love your color choice. It is incredibly beautiful!!!

  30. Lovely transformation! A gorgeous piece and color.

  31. That is one gorgeous piece of furniture. Love your color choice and finish… well done!

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