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I recently received a hand-me-down doll crib from my aunt. It was a cute little size, but it needed some love. The “white” bedding had yellowed over time, and the white paint was chipped all over. I love that it had wheels, so it would be easy for a young child to push it around. And I also loved that it had rails and looked structurally just like a real crib! I knew this piece would be worth saving!
Doll Crib Makeover
So off I went to restore this piece and bring some life back into it! Here’s what it looked like when I first got it! I’m not sure if this is easily portrayed in the picture, but the bedding was yellow/gray (supposed to be white)!
The first thing I did was sand down the crib a bit to remove some paint chips and create a smooth, even layer for the new paint to stick to! Next, I grabbed my favorite can of spray paint: this one!
As always, when spray painting, hold the can about 8-12 inches away from the object to be sprayed and aim for multiple thin coats. Trying to get a thick coverage in one coat will result in drips and a big ol’ mess! Trust me, I know… from experience! Moving on, I went to Hobby Lobby and found this gorgeous floral fabric. Isn’t it sweet?
I knew it would complement the new crib color. I didn’t bother sewing a mattress cover or anything. I took the
My daughter loves her new doll crib. I also took some pinkish/red raffia ribbon and tied several bows along the front rails… ya know, to mimic those on a regular crib!
She has a few dolls that take their naps in this crib. Here is one of her favorite “babies” resting in the crib!
And because I like to personalize things, I painted on a big white “C” on the side of the crib for my daughter’s name! She loves it, and so do I.
This was a really fun project. My daughters both love playing with this doll crib (although my older one has matured beyond playing with dolls for the most part). And I had fun making it! So it’s a win-win! To see other fun crafts and makeovers for kids, please check out the following posts! Just click on the image to be taken to the post!