To keep the change pad from sliding off the table, which likely could happen if our grandson is anything like his Mama, we added a removable top. It is secured with a few screws to make it easy to pop off after our little guy is out of diapers.
Once converted to a "big boy" dresser it should carry him throughout his childhood.
I painted the base and part of the drawer fronts with a mixture of Old White and Pure White chalk paint. Using Chevron Frog Tape I created two stripes by rolling ASCP Antibes Green chalk paint over the drawer fronts. The plan was to use adorable Owl knobs that I purchased especially for this piece but they were overkill so I painted the wood knobs that came with the dresser instead.
I added chevron stripes to both sides of the dresser as well. You can never have enough places to hang bath towels, wash clothes, etc. so I attached two hooks on either side. I wanted to use cutsie animal hooks but had no such luck finding any. Oh well I can always change them out when I come across some.
I personalized the drawer fronts by hand painting his name down the front.
Then I stuffed that thang full of newborn diapers, onesies, bath towels, and blankets and sent it over to my daughter's place along with the rocking chair.
The blanket hanging from the bottom drawer I crocheted when I was expecting our daughter and now I'm passing it on to her.
Last weekend us two Grandma's and baby daddy's sister co-hosted a baby shower for my daughter. She received so many wonderful gifts and the cutest little outfits ever. She's now all set for Westin's arrival so he can come anytime!
I created a candy bar for the guests.
...and there was far too much candy leftover *popping blue bubble gum*. Westin's other Grandma added these yummies to the mix!
I attempted to ice the baby footprint sugar cookies that I baked with blue royal icing. Not exactly the look I was going for but hey, they tasted good!
For those of you who follow my blog you've heard me mention how Mr. Frugalista is such a kind, patient, and giving man, When it comes to his "baby girl" he'll go the extra mile - literally!
Little did we know that watermelons are a rare and hot commodity right now. There isn't a melon to be had in our community and so he drove into the city and went to 17 stores before finding the last two small watermelons in the land.
Now here is where I feel like a great big loser. Would you believe I only got one lousy picture to show for his amazing hunting skills *bad wife* and it's a crappy shot at that! There is a candy soother in it's mouth but you can't see it because of the angle I shot this picture from. *blush*
But I got a good shot of the Diaper Banner it took me an hour to make.
One last picture before I bore the heck out of you. If you're still reading this...Big Hugs!
Sorry, no pictures to share of the actual party. Why, because the photographer was partying! *another blush*
Oh and if you missed the rocking chair you can see it HERE.