A Pair of Vintage Doll Cradles Get A Shabby to Chic Makeover
Today was the first day of school for my kiddies. I can’t believe summer is on its way out so soon. I have noticed Fall Decor popping up in all the stores already! It is still pretty hot and sticky here in NC so I can’t even begin to think about pumpkins, witches and apple cider yet.
Today I wanted to share with you an adorable “upcycling” project I recently completed. A favorite client of mine gave me this pair of vintage doll cradles she had no use for. She figured I could do something with them.
As soon as I saw them I was picturing new paint, new bedding…. OH BOY!
I started their transformation with a fresh coat of paint.
The first vintage cradle received a couple of coats of Cottage Green paint with a little distressing for a Shabby Cottage look. To give it some personality, I added a couple of vintage baby images and created a “mattress” and doll blanket out of new and vintage fabrics.
This “shabby to chic” Upcycled Doll Cradle is just too cute now!
I didn’t want both of them to be identical so I painted the second vintage doll cradle a soft, buttery yellow and added more vintage baby images.
The handmade bedding was created from a vintage pink chenille bedspread and a vintage bed sheet. It is so darling!
Here is the second upcycled vintage doll cradle all finished and ready for a new home.
I think this pair of vintage doll cradles are so sweet. They would fit perfectly in a vintage inspired little girl’s room. I would have loved these when I was a child. I would spend hours in my room playing “house” when I was a little girl. I guess I have always been domestic. There’s no place like home.
Well that’s all for today blogland friends. The next time you are wandering around a second hand shop or flea market, don’t pass on that lonely old doll cradle. Bring it home. With a little TLC they can become beautiful again. Just think of all the memories that will be created when a special little girl in your life plays with them!
Thanks so much for visiting today!