Provence Dresser and baby news.

This has been a very exciting, busy summer for our family.  Which is why you haven't seen me around much.

I want to share with you all some of the most exciting news I've ever received in my life.  I'm carrying a little boy inside me.

With my two girls, it came as no surprise when the doctor revealed their gender.  I knew in my heart that both of them were girls.  This one, I was only about 70% sure.

So when we saw the little boy parts on the screen, I was shocked and confused.  "What in the world am I going to do with a little boy?!"  I'll be honest with you, I was not expecting that.

But now that I've had a few days to get used to the idea, I'm becoming very excited.  I know boys pretty well. During my young babysitting career I watched mostly boys, and I have two male nephews.  So I have a general idea of what to expect.  Hence my apprehension about having a boy.  They are busy!  But I know how imaginative and fun they are, so I'm really looking forward to the new addition to our family.

Anyway, onto the next topic at hand, my new dresser.

The color is Annie Sloan's Provence. 

Hope you all have a great week!  Hopefully we will get at least one sunny day with no rain.

Link Parties~
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Start at Home 
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Jennifer Rizzo

Blue Cabinet

I thought this piece may be the end of me.  I didn't realize what a challenge it would be being newly pregnant, with two small children to paint a piece of furniture.

This was the first piece I took on after I found out I was pregnant.  Despite being nauseous for nearly two months straight, I managed to get a little work done here and there.

My client was very patient with me while I slowly completed the difficult task ahead.

This was a very old cabinet.  It had two layers of old, thick paint on it.
Very difficult to sand.  I had to strip and sand most of it, so the new paint would stick.  The color is restless Sea by Behr.

 I chose to take the top doors off, because I thought it gave it a more functional, updated look.

I hope to have another dresser to show you soon.  I miss blogging and all of you!

Hope you all have a safe and happy 4th of July!