Monday, December 23, 2013

Goodwill Hunting: Baby Doll Cradle

Santa’s elves have been busy around here getting this $1 yard sale find ready for Christmas morning.

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Way back in September maybe, we went to a community yard sale and B.J. spotted this wooden baby doll bed for a dollar.  A DOLLAR.  It was falling apart a bit, but like I said, it was a dollar so we snatched it up. 

B.J. repaired the loose side with some screws, filled a few holes with wood filler and smoothed out some rough parts with spackle.  When that was all said and done, I gave it a coat of primer and a couple coats of paint. 

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I used leftover reddish paint from Charley’s dresser (Whip Lash by Behr).  Once that was dry I added some simple bedding I made using leftover fabric from the dresser drawers.

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The blanket is just one piece of hemmed fabric.  The bottom “mattress” is stuffed with some random quilt batting I had on hand.  The pillow was an added bonus that happened by mistake.  I measured my fabric but never cut it down (oops), which left it way too long for the cradle.  I just folded it over and tada!  A pillow! 

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Finally, I added some pom pom detail to the headboard with a couple thumb tacks.

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The grand total for this project falls somewhere under two dollars.  One dollar for the actual cradle and less than a dollar for the pom pom ribbon.  Everything else I already had-primer, paint, fabric, quilt batting.  That’s a seriously good deal for a baby doll bed that Charley’s going to LOVE on Christmas morning! 

P.S. I fancied up another one of these thrifted doll beds for my sister a while ago.  You can check it out here!

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