Monday, February 14, 2011

Cradle make-over

Here is my before and after of a cradle I "refinished" for my daughters 3rd birthday.

So - here is my quick story.  I went to my favorite thrift store.  I saw the wood cradle.  I passed it by because it was like $10 - and it was more than I wanted to spend.  So - then I went back a week later - and it was there - it was a sign!  It was meant to be my daughters for her baby's.

So - I sanded it, primed it, painted it.  Then I made a pad for it - so the baby was comfy (that is the animal print one.  Then I made a quick blanket with material I had on hand.  I made a pillow (black), stuffed it with an old pillow stuffing.  Then I wanted to add a little extra touch.  So I "upholstered" it.  I took some of the left over foam from these chairs cut it to shape, covered it with leftover material.  Then I faked tufting.  I put buttons on it - just plain old sewed them on.  Then I glued it to the back.  Trimmed it out - and it was perfect!!!

It was a hit with everyone!  All three of my kids fight over who can get in it.  It is right next to my daughters bed and she tucks her babies in every night.  I say looking back - it was a steal for $10 total!!!

Linking to:
Frou Frou Decor,
At the Picket Fence
Just a Girl  
My Romantic Home 
The Shabby Nest
Finding Fabulous 
French Country Cottage 
Fingerprints on the Fridge
Fun to Craft  
Chic on a Shoestring Decorating
A Little Knick Knack  
Primitive & Proper 
Domestically Speaking - Power of Paint Party 
The Thrifty Home  - Penny Pinching


  1. Love the animal print!!!
    I have awarded you the Stylish Blogger Award. I like your site.

  2. Nice to meet you...followog your blog now. Blogger is giving me lots of trouble I am logging off for the night. XO

  3. Oh this is so adorable!! No wonder they fight over it! Thank you so much for linking up to Inspiration Friday, I am glad you found us! Also thank you for your sweet words on hosting the party. Yes there is a cost now, but it's one we gladly pay to get to meet creative, inspiring people like you! :)

    Heather @At The Picket Fence

  4. Wow that's very awesome, lucky girls!!

  5. You did a great job with this project, awesome make-over! Love the design and the colors you used. Thanks for sharing.

  6. Great makeover- it looks adorable! Thanks for sharing at Feathered Nest Friday! :)

  7. Oh, so cute! What a fun gift for your daughter!

  8. oh my goodness, this is too cute! i loooove that you upholstered the teeny headboard. seriously cute!



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