Doll Crib Makeover - Engineer Mommy
May 272016
 

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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

Doll Crib Makeover

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)!

Doll Crib Makeover

Doll Crib Makeover


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!
Doll Crib Makeover

Doll Crib Makeover


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?
Doll Crib Makeover

Doll Crib Makeover


I knew it would complement the new crib color. I didn’t bother sewing a mattress cover or anything. I took the lazy smart way out of this situation. I simply wrapped the fabric around the mattress and tucked the excess underneath. It’s a very tight fit all around the mattress, so I’m confident that the new fabric isn’t going to pull out easily. Plus, this method makes it super convenient to take the fabric out for washing … or replacing! Y’all know that I love to change things out regularly!
Doll Crib Makeover

Doll Crib Makeover


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!
Doll Crib Makeover

Doll Crib Makeover


She has a few dolls that take their naps in this crib. Here is one of her favorite “babies” resting in the crib!
Doll Crib Makeover

Doll Crib Makeover


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.
Doll Crib Makeover

Doll Crib Makeover


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!

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DIY No-Sew Monster Laundry Bag

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DIY No-Sew Artist Apron for Kids

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DIY No-Sew Diaper Changing Pad

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One Response to “Doll Crib Makeover”

  1. This is such a great idea. I love the new look of the crib.

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