Monday, March 12, 2012

For Baby

I  had  to  take  some  time  out  for  my  granddaughter  due  to  be  here  in  early  April.   My  son  had  this  cabinet  from  his  bachelor  days--


It's  about  3'  tall,  and  it's  perfect  to  use  for  the  new  baby,  but  a  little  bland,  so  he  asked  me  if  I  could  paint  it,  which  I  was  happy  to  do.


Now  it  goes  great  with  the  new  crib  set  that  they  have--it's  a  butterfly  theme  in  these  colors.   I  haven't  painted  any  furniture  in  a  while  and I  always  love  to  see  the  transformation.



Wow,  if  you  would  have  told  me  a  year  ago  that  I  was  going  to  be  painting  a  piece  of  furniture  for  my  granddaughter------well,  you  would  have  knocked  me  over  with  a  feather!




39 comments:

Sharon Tomlinson said...

WOW! the cabinet is precious but your design is out of this world delicious.

Becca said...

Wow Diane! You've out done yourself once again! I love how you can just transform anything into a piece of art! Lovely!

Lesley Edmonds said...

This is really beautiful Diane. It will be a very special treasure for your new grandaughter and I am sure she will love it even more as she grow up.
x

Lisa D. said...

Thats going to be one lucky grand baby! Looks great

rachel awes said...

sweetness, diane!!
+ cheers to you this morning,
from my coffee cup to yours.
xoxox

Janet Ghio said...

Wonderful cabinet for your new granddaughter! Missed seeing posts from you lately. Are you watching Survivor??

Karenliz said...

Gorgeous! Im always amazed at your beautiful designs. So colorful.

Netty said...

Totally gorgeous, such a fab design and great colours. Obviously will be a family heirloom now. x

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

As much as I ADORE those flowers, I am even crazier about the backgrounds you have created. It looks like there are SO many layers. Simply STUNNING art!

sharon said...

I love the whimsy of this, those flowers are so adorable!! This is very special for a very special baby!

Janie Husband said...

wow this is beautiful, diane....but the most wonderful gift is yet to come....congratulations....

Patience said...

The cabinet is stunning and is sure to become a family heirloom that she can treasure as she grows -- lovely! :-)

NatashaMay said...

Wow! That baby is going to be spoiled rotten. :) Love this! It's just perfect!

Donna said...

Oh Diane, the cabinet rocks! You did a great job. Actually, everything you do is fantastic!

I have never painted a piece of furniture but I bought a little square, end-table type structure at a garage sale recently with the intention of painting it. I hope I can make it look as cute as yours!

D~~~~

Juls said...

stunning!! Love wht you have done with it!! Hugs Juls

Cath Wilson said...

Absolutely stunning transformation and so perfect for a baby. Love it x

Art Play Today said...

Diane this is so sweet! I remember I spent days painting a dresser, bookshelf and bunk beds for my girls bedroom and it all looked so great for a few days until the black sharpie pen somehow made it's way into my 4 year old daughter and her friends hands. I cried! Thankfully, baby won't have the ability to wreak havoc on our beautifully done cabinet! I love, love, love it!

Michele said...

It looks jus lovely! And how wonderful her furniture is decorated by her grandma :) GORGEOUS!

Kathy said...

It is delightful and I think that is one lucky baby girl!!

roc said...

well i just love this! it's gorgeous. they are going to LOVE it too!

Jen @Sadie Inspired said...

Oh, how darling is that! What a super special piece. I am sure it will be treasured. How exciting - she is almost here! :)

Melanie said...

adorable!!

Melanie said...

adorable!

Faerie Moon Creations said...

This is SO super beautiful!!!!! It is just perfect. :) You did a fabulous job, Diane!

tina kirk said...

Congratulation on the grandbaby! Your cabinet is so pretty! Perfect for a baby's room.

Cameron said...

This is sooooo gorgeous!! What a beautiful piece to brighten up a child's room and commemorate such a happy time!!

Biggest Congratulatory Hugs, Gramma Diane!!

Isabel said...

Its gorgeous!!!!! Love the colors, she will LOve looking at it:O)

Bren said...

She is a blessed little girl already and you have given her such a special gift, your creative heart right there in her room with her every day. Beautiful work

Emelie said...

Wow makes one want to have a baby, well nearly so, someone else can have one and it would be so fun to do this and give it, this is special because you know where it is going. You will get to see it with things in it. those flowers are so great and you have such design.

Deb Harvey said...

I love the cabinet!!! Beautiful color and great design. She's one lucky little girl.

froebelsternchen Susi said...

awesome!


absolut awesome!

Do you take a Gesso Layer under yout painting?

I want to alter aome old chairs ..and I would like to do this in this way...

is then over the whole artwork a layer of varnish to provide ist, or how does this work?

Such wonderful gift for a new baby!!!

Janny said...

This is looking really great and congrats;o)

Lorraine said...

this is going to be a family heirloom..fantastic

Scarlett Clay said...

It turned out so wonderful!! I used to paint pieces, most smaller than this, and it took a lot of work...you've done a beautiful job!

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Diane! thank you very much for your helpful comment to my question to paint furniture!
xxx Susi

Buffy said...

So adorable! I'm so excited for you.

Gollywobbles said...

I love how this turned out! Wishing you the best as wait for the arrival of your new grandbaby! A treasure!

Luthien said...

your grand daughter will LOVE it!! what a beauty. your work is so beautiful and neat, you never cease to amaze me!

Kristin said...

Oooh! I didn't see this before now! I will forward this to my Mom who also does furniture (more restoration than what you have done here - but still!) THIS IS SO pretty - perfect for Baby! xoxo

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