Friday, September 17

Trashformation - Doll cradle

Yet more stashbusting going on here. 

My mother in law picked up this doll cradle at an antique store. A cute design but it was in a pitiful shape. Like most things you pick out in antique stores, it was dirty, dusty, a bit smelly (ugh) and in dire need of some TLC before it could be played with. 

After good scrubbing, years of dirt and grime off, it already looks happier!

Primer and paint - I have to go through my stash of spray paint !! 

Much better already!

Then I found some coordinating lavender fabrics in my stash and a bit of lace to make some new bedding: Mattress, pillow and comforter

I used the old fabric liners as pattern and some left over sheer curtain cloth and satin blanket binding for the bows:


So there is the before and after

And another one

Needless to say the cradle was immediately adopted by my little bug. Evidently, it's just the right size for her beloved doll Princess Fiona.


  1. That is so sweet! My Five year old daughter would love that....

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    Have a happy day!

  2. Great job on your refinish. Very, very pretty and princessy.

  3. Oh this is just so darling!!! I can't believe the tranformation!!! I want one! xx

  4. that before and after is unreal! great job!

  5. Wow what a gorgeous little crib - after you fixed it up! My little 5 year old would love it too!

  6. Wow! what a big difference. Loving the new look.

  7. I would have love one of those when I was little ! The hardest part is to keep the cat out of it !

  8. Awww, how sweet, I bet she loves it!!!! Thanks for linking up! :)

  9. You did such a nice job on this makeover! Thank you for linking to my party!

  10. Great job on the makeover! I am always nervous when it comes to "fixing" antiques, but you've done a fabulous job! I love the blue color choice and the white ribbon! Perfect for Fiona! :)


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