nursery dresser and clothes

Baby DresserChoosing a nursery dresser was quite the task. What began as having a separate change table and dresser, soon turned into finding an antique nine-drawer dresser that I could refinish, to a six-drawer, and finally to a brand new three-drawer dresser topped with a change pad.

IMG_0029Processed with VSCOcam with se3 presetWe had purchased the pad first, knowing that we would have to find a dresser that would sufficiently hold it. After scouring the classifieds and thrift stores in search of a vintage dresser for weeks on end, I came up empty-handed. One night I went into JYSK just before closing, and saw the cutest pine dresser tucked away in the corner. It didn’t have a price tag, so I wasn’t sure if it was still for sale. I tracked down a sales associate and asked about it. She told me that they were discontinued, but had four of the dressers left. After hearing the extremely low price, I said that I would buy one. Meanwhile, I had forgotten to check the measurements to make sure that the change pad would fit. However, by the time that I had thought of that, it was too late. I had already paid for the dresser. We went back and picked it up the next evening. Geoffrey set it up the following night, as I was sure that I had made a mistake and that it would be too small. Once it was assembled, I put the change pad on top. It’s like it was made for it. It’s a perfect fit, with no room to spare and no overhang. I was definitely very lucky with the purchase!

IMG_0022Also, I am now into my third trimester. With my due date drawing nearer, we are finally starting to accumulate a cute collection of baby clothes. Here is a snippet of our gender-neutral wardrobe thus far.

Baby Dresser - 6 The top drawer of our new dresser is dedicated to newborn clothes, the second drawer is 0-3 months, and the bottom is 3+ months.

Baby Dresser - 2This is also a temporary home for the dresser, and is not a peek at our actual nursery. That tour will come later, once everything is set up and we, ourselves, are more settled.



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  1. Very cute dresser! It looks perfect :)
    We have an old dresser for our change table as well and we keep our diapers/supplies in the top drawer. So handy!! Plus, the nice thing is that after you stop needing a changing table, you just take away the change pad and it’s a regular dresser that any aged kid could use.

  2. Love those little onesies. It sounds like fate that you should have that dresser. Great stories always start off like that – I had stopped looking and then I just found it. Sometimes, the universe intervenes. Paulo Coelho said it in The Alchemist: All the universe conspires to give you what you desire.

    • What a beautiful, beautiful thought. This may be my most favourite comment ever. I’m putting that book on hold from the library as I write this.

  3. I love the cute, unique baby clothes. Your little person’s wardrobe is off to a great start. :) Good luck as the days start counting down faster!

  4. Very nice Emory! LOL At the pic on the wall I have that exact Andrew Wyeth “Master Bedroom” framed and hung, I have had it years it is one of my absolute favorite pieces by him!

    • That’s hilarious! It was actually my Baba’s, or my mum’s. I love how cozy the dog appears in it. It always brings me a feeling of contentment.

      Great minds think alike. ;-)))

  • Welcome, friends! My name is Emory. I am a wife, mother of two (one earthside and one with the angels), and an animal rescuer. This is our life on the Canadian prairies.

  • I was intending for this video to only be in my stories. After watching it again and again, I decided to post it in my feed as well. I wish to never forget moments like these. Remy’s typical game of asking to go in her crib only to throw everything out of it and pretend to go to sleep. Or her new one- taking her rings in with her and playing with them (after she throws everything out, of course). She makes me say every colour before going to the next one. Then she stacks them up, gets out, and shelves the toy until we have to repeat the game all over again. I let her make her messes all while trying to spend every waking and spare minute with her. These are our days and rituals. I don’t know about you, but I certainly don’t wake up with this much energy.
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