Sunday, October 18, 2009

Cradle remake

I started this cradle about a year and a half ago. This is the best I could do for before pictures:
Son #2 sleeping. He's 3 now.

In the picture you can see the wood finish. It wasn't bad, just a little banged up and I wanted to sand it down and stain it dark walnut. I was pregnant with Son #3 when I started, and it took FOREVER! I didn't own a power sander (do now!), so I did all the sanding by hand, until I borrowed one from my brother-in-law. That sped things up a bit. I went ahead and stained the stand the dark walnut, but the spindles on the cradle itself were taking so long that I decided the nursery would look better with white furniture and spray painted it to match. Here's the after:

Son #3 hanging out while his brother's rocked him. I kept the stand dark walnut and I really like it. At first, I "antiqued" one end of the cradle using a technique I got from Miss Mustard Seed. I really liked it, but thought the white looked better, so I spray painted it back to white last night. Now I'm ready for baby #4... Not really, but he/she will have a place to sleep none the less!

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10 comments:

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Very cute cradle! You did a good job on it! And you have some mighty cute babies there, too...

Happy Met Monday!

XO,

Sheila :-)

Debbie @ ribbonwoodcottage.blogspot.com said...

Very nice! I saw a cradle decorated for Christmas with a little quilt and filled with dolls and teddy bears adorned in their finest for Christmas! i think this turned out wonderful!
Blessings,
Debbie

Kammy said...

Very nice and so updated !
Kammy

Phyllis AROUND THE HOUSE said...

Very cute job you did on the cradle, it does look so updated and wonderful...

Dee said...

Congratulations on the new baby-to-be! I'm impressed that you got this done with the little ones around! Really sweet. I love white for babies.

{ L } said...

beautiful job on the cradle...but the little cute baby inside is even more beautiful! ;)

Happy Met Monday!

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Michelle said...

Wow, I love it, what a difference the paint makes! Stop by for a visit soon.
Michelle

Sarah said...

thanks for stopping by my blog! your version of the cradle looks so much better, well done! :)

Jane said...

Glad to know I am not the only one who goes back and fourth over paint choices! LOL. It looks terrific with the two toned wood/white. Very modern country.

My Three Girls (The A girls) said...

You are one brave woman.....getting the cradle ready for number 4!!!!

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