Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Cradle And All

Upon clearing out the attic so we could go through everything and sort it as “keep”, “donate” or “yard sale”, I came across this little doll cradle I had gotten for my daughter when she was really little.  It was unfinished and at the time I just stained it.  I’m sure I made a little comforter and pillow for it, but I haven’t seen it yet.

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To make it more up-to-date for my granddaughter, I sprayed it with some Heirloom White.  I probably should have sanded and primed it first because it soaked up the first coat like it was nothing!  That’s a mark in the “pro” column for chalk paint!

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I decided to give it a little more detail so I added these wood embellishments that I got from Michaels.  One to the foot of the cradle and one on each side.

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Next step will be to make some little bedding for it.  I’m in the process of looking through all the fabric I have here to see what strikes me as “the perfect fabric” for this project.  I keep going back to this one.

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Linking up to

Time Travel Thursday at The Brambleberry Cottage

Treasure Hunt Thursday at From My Front Porch To Yours

Kathy

19 comments:

Gail said...

O' how precious Kathy! I'm sure your granddaughter will love it.

Have a wonderful day,
Gail

Ms. Bake-it said...

How cute! I like the embellishment you have added to it. You have given the cradle a whole new life!

~ Tracy

CosmoGirl Carla said...

Oh, Kathy! How super adorable!!! It still amazes me sometimes what light colored paint can do for a piece. And adding the wood embellishment is like the icing on the cake. Great job!

At The Picket Fence said...

So darling! My daughter has a little wooden cradle and just loves it but it is so special to have one that is being passed down. :-)
Vanessa

Sassy Marsha said...

See, it's a good thing you held on to it all these years!!! Love the embellishments you did to it!!!

xxoo

Michele Smith said...

awww that is cute! I love how it is now being handed down to your granddaughter.
Have a great day!

Ann Marie said...

I have one of those lil cradles around this house someplace too. When I find it I will dress it up and put it into a grandbabys box too. (none on the way right now)

Sonya@Beyond the Screen Door said...

I love that this sweet little cradle is going to be loved by another generation! The embellishments are a great addition.

Jane said...

Adorable! It looks fabulous with the added embellishments and painted white. She is going to love it!
Jane

Inspired by you said...

Too cute! Love what you added. Thanks for checking out my pillow! Have a great vacation!

Controlling My Chaos said...

It is so incredibly sweet. I love it.

Shannon@Cozy Home Scenes said...

Your granddaughter is a lucky little girl. The cradle is so cute. She will love it I'm sure. Shannon

Karena said...

Kathy it is just adorable and your daughter will love it!! The embellishment really adds interest!

xoxo
Karena

Art by Karena

Okio B Designs said...

So tiny and so sweet!

Jeanine

Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

Super cute and I like the added embellishment!

Pamela said...

Super sweet Kathy! Yes indeed she will just love it!!! Thanx for linking up to Treasure Hunt Thursday! Hope your week is going well!

Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage said...

It's really very cute, Kathy. And I'm sure once you've made the bedding, it will be even more adorable. How special that it was your daughter's, and now it's to be your granddaughter's.

I've been passing things on to MY granddaughter, over the past year, that were MY daughter's. It's so much fun to keep passing things from one generation to the next!

Thanks for joining the party this week. I love having you link up.

Hugs,
Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage
http://thebrambleberrycottage.blogspot.com/

Christine @ Stonehouse Living said...

Hi Kathy,

That is so sweet, perfect for a little one...
The cradle is just the right size. I do like that floral you are thinking about...
I just joined you as a new follower.
All the Best,
Christine

JoAnnWright said...

I never would have thought to add embellishments to it as you did. What a wonderful idea!

Thanks for sharing,
Jo Ann

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