Monday, September 15, 2008

Monday Lovely: Changing Table

Ever since I realized that we have a bun in the oven, I've been scouring craigslist, consignment shops, DI, yard sales and anywhere else that could possibly be housing the dresser/changing table of my dreams.

I'm a big fan of the European design style of combining modern furniture with older, almost country-style pieces. And since I'm loving the Amy Coe modern baby crib, I wanted to pair it (or something similar) with a used vintage-style dresser. Unfortunately, though, I haven't been able to find one. I had an idea in mind that I want a smaller dresser that sits up off the ground on legs and hopefully has some whimsical detail.

I think that this dresser obsession was started while I watched the Sex in the City movie. During the 2+ hours I stared at the big screen, I was not only completely engrossed in the girls' shenanigans, I was stopped mid-popcorn bite by the black and white striped dresser in little Lily's bedroom:



So imagine my surprise when we were in Price a few weeks ago and what did I spy just a mile down the road from my parents' home?

This little beauty.



My parents saw in my eyes (and heard in my shrieks) that it was the furniture piece I'd been dreaming of and they snapped it up quickly from the highway-side flea market (thanks, Mom and Dad!). My dad has already stripped it of its old paint and stain and discovered that it's actually an old television that has been transformed into a dresser that will soon be retrofitted into Mirando's changing table.

With a snappy new paint job and some fun knobs, maybe these or these? It's going to be the perfect addition to our nursery nook.


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7 comments:

Joelle said...

I love this! I am struggling to find a changing table/dresser too - I hope I am lucky enough to find one as cute!

p.s. I like the zinnia knob best :)

Daybreaking Dickersons said...

Both knobs are so cute.

The Miller Family said...

You are so creative! We bought a new house and I decided it is too nice for all our stuff, but I'm not design savy enough to fix it. Oh well.

Justin and Jill said...

With your creativity, that little beauty will be great for little Mirando. Are you going to paint it black and white? There's always a little jewel to be found in good old Price, Utah!

EMILY, RYAN, JACK & CASHMAN said...

Love it, Love it, Looooovvvvveeeee it! I am wicked jealous. Great find, can't wait to see the final product!

amanda said...

New York, Schmew York! It sounds like the shopping hot spots are in Price. Who would have guessed, really?

katie said...

You've got a designer eye my dear!
Love the changing table and the potential knobs. So looking forward to seeing the nook, and little Mirando sleeping peacefully in it.