Feb 24, 2013

Nursery Project #1

When I found out that we were going to have a baby, I immediately started envisioning my future nursery.  Of course, at the time, I didn't know if Baby Scurlock would be a boy or a girl but I planned to do white furniture regardless.  However, as many of my fellow SO medical wives know, student loans hardly cover regular expenses let alone baby expenses.

So, with the help of my Mom (soon to be Grandma) we have embarked on a number of DIY projects.  The biggest of which was finding and refinishing a changing table.  Mom and I went about 10 different antique stores looking for the perfect piece of furniture.  It took a little while, but we finally came across this gem.

It's an old buffet, but was the perfect length and height to become a changing table.  And, it was only $95.00!  We lugged it home and finally got to work on it last weekend.  First, we had to glue and clamp the large crack on the top of the changing table.

Followed by sanding.  LOTS of sanding. Some puttying.  And some hardware stripping.  Not my favorite part of the project, but as Mom says "the prep work is the most important."

Then we primed.
And painted. Three coats.  The finishing touches were adding some spectacular crystal drawer knobs from Lowes and reattaching the doors.  I am just in love with the finished product and can't wait to put it to use in Baby Girl's room.

What do you think?!?!
The total cost is probably somewhere around $150-175.00 after the inital furniture purchase, paint, primer, and knobs.  But considering that this is an all wood piece of furniture, it is MUCH nicer quality than anything I could have purchased at Babies R Us, Target, or Amazon for the same price.
Now we have to do the same thing to an old dresser!


  1. Adorable!! Can't wait to see it all put together!

  2. You and your mom (soon to be grandma) did an amazing job!!! Perfection! <3 Mrs. G

  3. so cute Steph!!! that was A LOT of work!! I can't wait to see it all together either :)