Kimeran found the dresser/changing table at a local consignment shop before Owen was born. It belonged to the same family for about 40 years but looked like it had spent the last portion of that time in storage. It needed a little love and a lot of furniture oil.
But we were renovating our house at the time. Then Owen came early, and I got busy feeding him and keeping him alive and all that stuff, and so the dresser got plunked in the nursery as-was.
And so today the dresser got its long-awaited spa day, along with a repurposing to commemorate Owen's latest growing up milestone.
A woman who owns a local antique store tipped me off about this stuff. It's amazing. Just rub it into the furniture with some fine steel wool. Buh-bye water rings! The veneer had chipped off around the edge of a lot of the drawers too so I hit them with some dark wood stain, and they camouflaged nicely. That the wood looks warmer in the before photo is just a testament to my pathetic photography skills.
I found the vintage Luxo lamp for $4 when I was thrifting with Rebecca in Orlando last week. Something about the way it moves with its hinges and springs makes it seem more like a pet than a room accessory. I can see why Pixar chose to animate one of these little guys. I also got the jar (its not a wine decanter its not a wine decanter its not a wine decanter!) at a thrift store, and Owen will use it to store his rock and coin collection. Current count: a pitiful 5. But he's still smiling!