I’m writing this during the Blizzard of 2015. Work was cancelled for AJ and probably will be cancelled tomorrow… we have over two feet of snow and it’s still coming down. The wind is going crazy outside and the only drivers allowed on the road are the plows. It feels good to have a day of guilt-less watching TV in pajamas, baking and photographing projects for the blog.
You saw this little table in Elle’s room briefly during our Christmas home tour but let me show you the before and after today. It was a quick little project that made her room so much more fun and little girly.
Previously I had a chair that I’d planned on reupholstering here right where the table was. It was the perfect spot for nursing and snuggling with Elle before she went to sleep… but we aren’t nursing anymore and now that she wants to just be laid down on her own to sleep we don’t need that chair anymore. She adores playing or coloring at the table and often you’ll see her baby’s high chair attached to the edge of the table.
This table was a gift two years ago to Drew from my mother-in-law and we specifically asked for a darker wood finish to coordinate with our living room. After two years living with a little boy the table had seen better days and it wasn’t anything I could easily fix with stain. The photo below is out of focus but you can still see the damage to the top.
It looks so adorable now in her sweet little nursery. The space is really tiny so we have to maximize what we put in there… if something isn’t getting used then out it goes but this table is used every single day, multiple times a day.
I painted the table Country Chic Paint’s Simplicity and the chairs Elegance. It did two coats over the entire dark set and then fnished with with their natural wax. Elle drew over the entire top with crayon the other day and a magic eraser got it right off.
I tried to get some photos of Elle at the table but, as other parents can attest to, getting photos of your children that don’t look like a giant blur are VERY DIFFICULT. We let Elle have her pacifier at nap time, and I was putting her down right after this photo was taken, and she didn’t want to part with it for me to take the photo… so no smiley photos for you. 🙂
Even though this next photo is blurry it totally shows you what stage she’s at. The only thing that would make it more true to life with be her little furry boots and a necklace. And maybe holding my eye shadow. She loves playing with Drew’s cars but at the end of the day she’s a typical girl. She loves cozy fur, sequins and party shoes. Her favorite shirt is a leopard print cardigan from Baby Gap that she wants to wear every single time it’s clean. Tutus are regularly worn with PJs. 🙂