Does it seem like everywhere you go right now, every woman you see is pregnant? It seems like there must be something in the water over in my neck of the woods because I am doing custom nursery projects out the ying yang! (Note to self: Do NOT drink the water). First, congratulations! Second, if you need a changing table, I can help… Third, if you need a snuggler for the baby, I can help there too. Fourth, I’m still not drinking the water!
The Unnamed Child babysat and dog sat all summer. She quickly realized that babysitting is hard work, and she feels that she should be making waaay more money per hour. She was reflecting on it and thinks dog sitting is much easier, and that she is never having children … only dogs and pigmy goats.
Oh, and she is also trying to talk me into a teacup pig. Currently, we have the three dogs and the cat, which I believe technically makes our home a zoo. It is constant chaos with someone always barking, wrestling, or throwing up. She is determined though, and she even made me a powerpoint presentation on all of the reasons why she should have a teacup pig: they can swim, be potty trained, and they don’t shed or bark. Did you also know that they can live up to 12-15 years? Do you know how many years she will have left living in my house? Two. So guess who would be taking care of a pig alone once she goes off to school?
Topher is even on board with this idea! So you can guess who the bad guy is!
Has your family ever tried to talk you into a pet, and you know that you will be the one stuck taking care of it?
Speaking of taking care of something, the previous owners of this cabinet did not take care of it. In fact, it came out of barn.
It was scratched up and filthy.
I cleaned it up and painted the whole piece in Grey Silk Plaster Paint.
I then painted the inside and the inserts with Sweet Cream Plaster Paint.
Next, I distressed the whole piece and stenciled the ivory inserts with a french script.
Finally, I coated the entire piece with clear wax and buffed it off.
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Please remind your daughter that when we were kids and babysitting we only got about $1 or $2 an hour. These kids make WAY more nowadays! I kind of agree with her on the pig thing, sorry! Only because of the great reasons she lists and that maybe means I wouldn’t be allergic to it. I’d have to see though. But I also agree with you that you already have too many animals so you shouldn’t get another.
Gorgeous cabinet by the way. 🙂
Terri Hughes says
It does seem like everyone is getting pregnant. Keep not drinking the water..lol! Love the console!!
That really turned out nice. I really like the stencil work.
Amy @ StowandTellU says
What a transformation, Shanna!! That French script is such a pretty touch. I hear you on staying away from the water, but that teacup pig sounds too cute to resist!
Marie@the interior frugalista says
Very pretty makeover! Where did you get the French script stencil?
Why this is simply Fabulous!Such a makeover! Love The French touch too!
That is so pretty! I always find things like this at goodwill and the thrift store! I will pin it on my DIY refurbishing board 🙂 Cant wait to look around your blog more!!
Have a great labor day
Thank you so much Jessica!
What a gorgeous transformation Shanna! I am featuring tonight at Redouxinteriors at The Handmade Hangout Link Party. And don’t drink that water!!
Thank you for the feature Karen! And trust me on the not drinking the water thing. That ship has sailed!
Trisha D. says
Oh my goodness, that’s such a pretty shade of grey! Absolutely love the styling (especially that vintage camera)! Thanks for linking up at Outside [the Box]! Hope to see more makeover projects from you– Tuesdays @ 5pm EST: http://bit.ly/0uts1deTheB0x
Thanks Trisha! I will try to get better about linking up!