Remember this antique Jenny Lind-style crib I found on craigslist a couple of months ago?
Well, I finally got around to sprucing it up and made it into a sweet daybed…
The wood was so pretty that I decided not to paint it. Well, and spindles are a complete nightmare to paint as well, so that was an added deterrent. I just removed the hardware the piece wouldn’t need as a daybed, added a piece of memory foam and some batting to the existing crib mattress, and then I made a custom cover for it out of an antique coverlet and a linen duvet cover.
I’ve had the white coverlet in my stash for a while. It had a ton of holes in it, so it was definitely a “cutter”. I had just enough fabric to work with to make a cover and then I added some pleated trim from a linen duvet cover I’ve been using for various sewing projects. I like that the finished product has a “pieced together” sort of look.
And the white looks lovely against the warmth of the wood spindles.
I kept the front side of the crib as well as all of the hardware, so it could be used as a crib again, if desired. (As a side note, I always suggest using new cribs for infants, just so they are made to the latest safety standards.)
I’ve managed to collect a few “scratch and dent” crocks to sell at Lucketts. They are so pricey when they are intact, so I intentionally look for ones with cracks that are a better bargain. The painting on this one struck me immediately.
Everything, except for the white stool, will be for sale at the Lucketts Spring Market in just over a week!
Tomorrow I’m heading out on my final shopping trip before the event. I hope to find lots of goodies to add to the “pile”…