I love pink.  It has always been a favourite colour of mine.  I don’t have a lot of it in my house (and since I have never had children, could never deck out a baby room in pink) but I do love it none the less.  I love the softness and femininity of pink.  It speaks of a gentler time to me.  A time when life was a little slower and the world was not so complicated.

A wonderful supporter of my “must-paint/recreate-all-things-outdated-and-falling-apart” found this change table for me this past winter and despite my hate of spindles, I decided to take it on!wooden_spindlesSpindles, unlike pink, are my nemesis!  Despite the fact that I I do not, in any way, enjoy painting spindles I knew it had to be done.  I think this piece just spoke pink to me.  Maybe it was my innate desire to cover my spindly nemesis with beautiful pink or maybe there was a little baby out there who needed a soft pink change table.  Either way, I knew this dated, wooden change table needed to be pink.wooden_change_tableI began with a coat of Cream Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in order to cover some of the darkness of the dated wood.  It was a perfect first coat choice.cream_Annie_Sloan_Chalk_Paint_wooden_spindlesSecond, I chose Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Antoinette.  Antoinette reminds me of the soft, supple leather of worn ballet shoes.  It is not a bright pink but rather a subdued, subtle, soft pink.Shabby Chic pink and cream change table. www.recreateddesigns.comDistressing on Chalk Painted Chage TableOnce the coat of Antoinette was on, I gently sanded all of the places that would normally have been worn if this piece had been 100 years old.  As I sanded little bit of Antoinette off, the Cream began to peak through and they were the perfect pair.Distressing of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Cream and Antoinette on a change table. www.recreateddesigns.comThe old, wooden change table now has a soft glow of a piece that has been used and loved over many years and will be used for many more to come.Pink Chalk Painted Change Table

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  1. So beautiful, some little baby will be very lucky to have such a cute piece in their nursery!

  2. Hi Lisa
    Thanks for linking up with us! This is such a precious piece. I love the color combination! I’ve done the same method but with Cream and Duck Egg on top and really liked it. I’ll have to try Antoinette though.

    • Thanks for stopping by Ashley! I think Duck Egg and Cream will be my next combo! That sounds lovely!

  3. turned out great! Thanks for sharing this over at Bewitching Projects Block Party! Hope to see you again this week!
    -Shonee
    http://www.hawthorneandmain.com

  4. This is adorable! I love the combination on light pink with the cream peeking through. I totally feel you on those spindles. I have a gate leg table I am refinishing – well, I’m not finishing it yet because I keep dreading those spindly legs. It’s been sitting for 6 months – yikes! I started co-hosting a new link party that we would love for you to come join. We all have a place in our heart for furniture refinishing. It starts on Tuesdays at 7pm and runs throughout the week. Dream. Create. Link. Party We’d love to see you there!

    • Thanks so much for stopping by Jenny 🙂 This change table sat for awhile too because of the spindles 🙂 I will definitely check out the link party! Thanks for letting me know.

  5. What a transformation! I would have never thought to pair the old white with the antoinette but it’s a perfect combination. I totally hear you on the spindles – they can be a beast. Great job, it’s beautiful! CoCo

    • Thanks so much Coco! I love the colour combo too and was so happy with how they looked together. Thanks for stopping by and it’s great to be back in the blogosphere after a little break 🙂

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