Sunday, May 9, 2010

Thrifted table for the nursery : from random wood to fun turquoise !

Hi ! I hope you had a great week-end !

We're back from our friend's wedding. It was a beautiful day, and the bride and groom were gorgeous. I even managed to stay at the party till 1.30 am !!! I feel so tired now ... But it was worth it !

 Here I am with my darling sisters ...

... and with my big belly !

This week I've been working on a little table for the nursery. It's not the first one I picked (see here), but a new one I've found at my favorite thrift store, for 5€ I think.

So, after sanding (ouch, my back !!), applying some primer and 2 coats of white paint, I've decided to add a fun touch by using turquoise chalkboard paint on the top. I'd bought the paint a long time ago, but didn't get a chance to try it before. I'm pretty pleased with the result.

Here it was before : great shape, but with damaged wood ...

During the project ...

And here's the result (with my little Egmont rabbit lamp on it) :

With the light on ...

Just to give you an idea of the atmosphere at night ... Great for night breastfeeding !

And since my paint brushes were out, I also gave an old random plastic tray a new look with some black chalkboard paint (I feel so foolish not to have taken a "before" picture, it had some weird flowers on it !) ...

I don't know what's with me now, but I can't help picturing everything with chalkboard paint on it. Is it serious doctor ?


  1. Oh ! C'est vraiment joli, j'aime bcp ce que tu en as fait.
    Je voulais te demander :"my favorite thrift store" tu peux nous en dire plus, c'est une chaine ou une petite boutique ?

  2. Merci beaucoup, je suis ravie que ça vous plaise. J'ai trouvé la table chez Emmaüs (celui de Bouguenais au sud de Nantes), mais je chine également à, la Trocante et dans les vide-greniers ...

  3. I love the little table you've transformed for the nursery - goes so well with the rest of the room and is such a lovely piece of furniture.

  4. Gorgeous room!!! I would love to feature it on my site,

    Please email me at if you are interested.

  5. Ciao!
    I found adorable the idea of the little tray.
    I published in a post on my blog.
    Hope you will like it.
    Thank you!!!


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