Paris Grey Changing Table Custom Order

Hi friends!  Sorry it’s been kind of quiet around here and on my Facebook page lately.  I have had a few projects that I’ve been working on that, unfortunately, I can’t share just yet.  I promise I’ve been working, just don’t have a lot to share at the moment.  But don’t worry, I have a fun announcement coming up in the next couple weeks that I am super excited for, so stay tuned for that!

We’ve also been enjoying visits from friends and family this summer, so that has kept us quite busy, too.  Summer is such a fun time for visitors, but it gets busy so fast!  There just isn’t time for everything, ya know?

So, to be honest, I actually finished this piece weeks ago.  I got busy and kinda forgot about it.  Seriously, I feel like my head has been spinning ever since daughter #2 arrived!  Never a dull moment around here!

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Like how I forgot to take a before picture of this piece?  Yeah, that’s me!  Totally forgot, apparently!  Oh well, I can just tell you!  It was painted white and was actually quite cute, but the client had seen my changing table makeover and really wanted hers painted the same way.  Honestly, the dark stained top and Paris Grey body is one of my favorite combinations, so I didn’t mind doing a “retake” of the original.  :)

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I love the curved front of this piece.  I kinda wanted to just keep it, but we already have a changing table.  Oh, and that part about it not being mine!  Ha!  I guess I had to return it!  :)

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The top of the piece was sanded and then stained with Dark Walnut (Minwax) stain and given a few coats of wipe on poly.  I gave the rest of the piece two coats of Chalk Paint® by Annie Sloan in Paris Grey and covered it with a coat of clear wax.  We kept the original hardware.  I think the hardware really shines against the new paint job.  Love those drawer pulls!

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This was actually my very first custom painting job that was for a total stranger.  It went great and I really loved being able to bring someone’s vision to life.  And being trusted by someone who didn’t even know me.  That was a pretty cool feeling.  Definitely a confidence boost!

I actually just finished another custom piece for my mom and I have another piece in my basement that I’m currently working on for a friend.  Told you!  It’s been busy around here.  But I wouldn’t trade it for anything.  I honestly can’t believe I get paid to do something I love so much!  :)

*Sharing this project at Savvy Southern Style and Home Stories A to Z along with many other favorite blogs you can check out on my “Where I Party” page.

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  1. says

    Allison, it came out great! You’ll have even more custom orders from strangers before you know it. I love old dresser reused as changing tables! I love you staging too : )

  2. says

    I love this change table. It also looks like it could be hutch too. I just discovered the dark walnut stain after many attempts at other and by far it is my fav. I just started painting with Annie Sloane’s Old White after making my own for so long. I love the colour but want to mix my Paris Grey with it and get a bit of a happy middle to paint my hutch.

    Great post and I’m so happy I found you on Miss Mustard Seed’s Feature Friday! I’m number 142 and just starting is this crazy blogging world!

    Thanks again for the inspiration,

    • Allison @ The Golden Sycamore says

      Thanks so much for stopping by, Crystal! The Old White and Paris Grey sounds like it would be so pretty! Might have to try that out myself! :)

  3. jo says

    Hi there,

    I have just found your site and I love it – beautiful pieces:)
    I am a complete novice but am determined to do my first piece – please can I have some tips on how to distress – I can see some of your pieces go back to the original wood – I am planning on use Annie Sloan duck egg colour xx

  4. Beth says

    I love this changing table. It’s my inspiration for our changing table. I just hope I can find a piece this awesome. :) love it!

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