The 365 Day Challenge

My goal is to create something every day using something from my craft cupboard. I am a self-confessed fabric addict and just love to fossick through thrift shops and find treasures.

So here goes. Live, love, recycle and get crafting.

Monday, October 8, 2012

Day 203 - Bed Restoration

During the holidays the kids and I went to the op shop (we had to really, it was op shop week so it would have been rude not to), and found this old wooden dolls bed for a few dollars. Since I seem to be on a bit of a doll theme at the moment I thought I would fix it up today and surprise Juliet when she got home from school. She thought it should be pink and rainbow, so I decided on pink with a rainbow on the head of the bed.

Here is the bed.

I cleaned it up a bit and used a bit of muscle to remove the stickers that looked to have been on there for 30+ years.

Gave it a couple of coats of pink paint. This little guy here kept coming for a look. He was very interested in this project. This was during the first coat.

Then I thought this cute vintage pillowcase would make a good mattress cover.

Here's the finished product.

Another happy customer.


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  2. Sharon - Thanks for your nice comment on my painted dress. I am impressed that you are able to get so many projects done. I am lucky to accomplish one per week. A few years ago I tried to do a 365 day photo project and I couldn't even snap a photo every day. :-)

    Cindy @ Upcycled Design Lab