Jan 10, 2013

Chevron Doll Cradle

 I am sure no one is sitting around waiting to see these pictures of my revamped doll cradle that I mentioned in my last post, but I figured I needed to get around to uploading them so that I could mentally move on, and start thinking about my next post. (which is a sewing project that I took pics of today!) So here they are: pics of my Chevron Doll Cradle.
 So I really wish I had some "before" shots. This cradle was so ugly -- shiny, dark brown, with icky dust stuck in all the corners and crevices. It was probably hand-made in the 70s and looked it. I picked it up at the Salvation Army sometime over the summer for about $5. (I think it said $10, but I was able to talk the lady down because it was in the furniture warehouse which was different from the retail part. Those ladies there are sticklers. Anyway.) So I spray-painted it this light bluish color, and then taped some masking tape on it in a chevron pattern. Then I covered all the surrounding areas with newspaper and spray-painted the visible parts white. Not bad, eh?
 I sewed this little cushion for the inside. Originally, I really wanted to do this gorgeous faux chenille blanket for the doll cradle, but the fabric was out of stock at the time and I figured I should just go with what I had in my stash to see how faux-chenille-ing worked (tough!).
Well, I imagined my daughter putting her Dolly in here and playing with everything, but so far, the cradle has remained sadly in a corner, ignored. (sigh) I look at it every so often and get a jolt of happiness because I love those chevrons...but that's it. Maybe someday she'll warm up to it. :)


  1. There's clearly no end to your tallents, my dear! The little crib looks great! I love the blue & white, and the chevron pattern is really unusual and striking!
    Wishing you a lovely weekend.....

  2. Hi Mary Jo, just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris


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