As you know last week I auditioned for S.Y.T.Y.C., and I made it!! Yay!! Thank you to everyone who voted for me.
My project was from baby crib to doll bed.
This was a project I had been planning for months and it came together at the perfect time. You see my daughters have ALOT of baby dolls and stuffed animals. So much so that my youngest daughter has fallen out of her bed many times because there are wayyy too many in her bed. After so many times of her falling out of the bed I decided I had to figure out a way to get some of the baby dolls and stuffed animals off their beds. I really love to upcycle or repurpose, so I got the idea of getting an old baby crib, taking it apart, cutting it up and putting it back together as two separate beds.
I found this crib on Craig’s List for $10 and even though it was not in the best shape that didn’t matter because I knew I was going to sand it and paint it. It had bite marks on it so we filled some of them in with wood filler before sanding it. I wanted them to be able to easily reach over the front of it to get their babies in and out of the crib, so we used some wood we already had to make the front piece. I also knew I wanted it to match the girls’ furniture so it was going from a dark brown to white. I applied several coats of kilz before applying several coats of white Valspar. At first I really wasn’t sure how I wanted to make the bottom part so Adam and I spend some time really thinking about it before we made the bottom piece. We ended up using the same wood for the bottom that we used on the back of the bookcases.