Sunday, August 17, 2014

Cradles for Sisters

We were shopping at a delightfully dusty flea market on the edge of Siloam Springs, Arkansas and I found this charming doll cradle!

Even though it was a bit grimy, I could see tons of potential and thought it would be perfect for my first adventure into shabby chic plaster painting.  One problem.  There are two little girls in our family and we only had one cradle.

Handsome Husband used the first one as a pattern and in no time at all, we had two!  He sure is handy to have around!  ;-)
With just a bit of plaster paint, the sweet baby beds were quickly transformed.  Isn't it amazing what different colors can do for a project?!

   'Not sure where these darling tulips came from, but they were in my craft stash and added with hot glue.  I thought they worked really well.
I'd like to sew bedding, but am a little stuck on what fabric would be the cutest. 
Any ideas or suggestions?  I'd love to hear your thoughts!
;-)  -Marci


  1. They are cute and hubby is super clever.

  2. Oh my gosh, those are adorable! I like the tulips even better than the hearts. Nice find.

  3. Aww...those are so sweet! Nice job with the paint and your guy did a great job on the second one. Don't you think something gingham or calico?

  4. Tulips are my favorite flower so I love that one more. Super cute and very lucky to have a handy handsome. I bet your 2 girls are in love with their new cradles. You can also fill them up instead of an Easter basket.

  5. Those ARE cute. Now Grammy...Nana? ... needs to get busy with little quilts and pillows for the babies! Lucky little girls! :)

  6. These are so cute and i love the color too. Would love if you share this on Fabulous Friday Thanks Maria

  7. Thanks for sharing this with us at the #WWDParty.

  8. I prefer the tulips too! As for fabric how about hello kitty print for the love heart one and a sweet little flower or butterfly print for the tulips?

    Stella Lee

  9. These are super cute! I personally like the hearts, does that make me sappy? Very nice, thanks for sharing on Snickerdoodle Sunday!

  10. So stinkin cute! Makes me wish my girls were little again so I can make these! Thanks for sharing on Whatever Wednesday

  11. I absolutely love this! Super cute. Pinned. It is so fun to party with you. Thank you. I hope to see you at our party on Monday at 7 pm.
    Happy Saturday! Lou Lou Girls

  12. Oh these are sweet! If I was a little girl I'd be all over these! I hope you are having a great week so far!

  13. These are adorable! Love both!
    Enjoy the rest of your week!
    Hugs and love from Portugal,
    Ana Love Craft


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