The Beginnings of a Nursery - A Pink Dresser

I had every intention of writing this post months ago, and have been so excited to share the news with you, but instead, this dresser has been sitting in my house 99% complete for the past two months, and I've been sitting here close mouthed. 

If you follow me on Instagram, you may have noticed the increase of pink furniture makeovers I've been doing lately. I guess you could call them a trial run, or I guess you could say we've got baby fever over here! The exciting news I've been anxious to share with you is that we are expecting a baby girl this November. As if Kyle isn't already outnumbered enough with me and the two dogs, we are adding even more girly-ness into this household. I don't know if any of us are actually ready for it, but it's coming! 

For quite some time now, I've been trying to push pink dressers on friends, clients, and basically any stranger on the street sporting a baby bump. However, it seems many people are a bit reluctant of straying away from the traditional white or gray nursery furniture. So, now that my turn is up, I'm saying bring on the PINK! 

Every time I received a new batch of inventory in, I eyed each piece over, envisioning it in my own space. Finally, the right piece came along, and I set it to the side, knowing this one I was keeping for myself. 

As for finding the right shade of pink, that was a bit more difficult. Pink is pretty when you get it right, but if you screw it up, in the famous words of CC Bloom, "It looks like a flamingo threw up in here!" If you're not familiar with that line, download Beaches on Netflix, pronto! When you get done balling your eyes out, you'll thank me.

After extensive research, which basically entailed spending an ungodly amount of time looking at paint swatches, flipping through pages of RH Baby & Child, and then self doubting every decision, I think I have found 'The Perfect Pink', also known as April Pink by Benjamin Moore.

It's has a really soft feel to it and is pale enough that it's not overpowering. When envisioning our nursery, I knew I wanted pink accents, but didn't have a crystal clear idea of the final outcome. I knew this color was versatile enough that I could easily match it with other pink accent pieces in the room. 

As for the dresser, I loved the clean lines and detailing around the edges and legs.

However I wanted to give it a slightly more modern feel with updated hardware. And that decision right there led to months and months of delay. Little did I know what I was getting myself into when ordering new hardware. 

As it turns out, the hardware I chose is made in Italy, and apparently every single supplier in America was out of stock of this particular style. Meanwhile, Italy was on holiday. That's right, the whole country just shut down and decided to take the month of August off. If you ask me, the Italians have got it figured out when it comes to work-life balance! However, if you're an impatient 'everything now' American waiting for some Italian hardware, it's a bit frustrating. 

But alas, the hardware arrived, and I could put the finishing touches on the dresser! And I have to say, it was worth the wait. The hardware really gives the piece a more chic, updated look. It's made by Bosetti Marella and can be found online by various suppliers.

As for the rest of the nursery, it's still pretty bare. I have a vision, and I know it will all come together...even if it's not until she's graduating from high school.