Sunday, November 18, 2012

2nd generation baby bed

We used a Williamsburg Jenny Lind bed for the twins when they were born 28 years ago.  I kept one all these years in my MIL's attic.  When I knew my girls were ready to start their families, we brought it to Texas from Louisiana.  Then it stayed in the garage for several years.  

Now that the grands are here,  it has been refurbished.  I used Versailles, Annie Sloan chalk paint and a clear spray varnish.  I made a muslin dust ruffle and went with just a simple khaki bed sheet.  Then to top it off, I placed my grand-mother's blanket she knit for me as I left for college on the side. So that makes the blanket for my grands to use a family heirloom from their great, great Maternal Grandmother.  Wow, Veronica McKee never realized how far that blanket would go.  Thanks Grammie!

Oh, a little trick I learned on Pinterest.  The rubber band around the can helps to dip the paint off our brush onto the rubber band instead of the side of the can.  Makes for easier clean up of the can and the lid doesn't stick to all the paint dripped in the rim if you use that to take paint off your brush.  

Here is the bed before....

Let me tell you all these million little rings and bumps were not fun to paint.  Two coats and I probably could have done a third.  But, I was done. 

And here is the result...

The Versailles paint is a dusty sage green.

Great, great Grand-mother McKee's knit blanket the perfect accessory.

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  1. I just love it. It turned out great. Did you just kinda take a big OH MY breath before you put the first lick of paint on it? My son's son is now sleeping in the Jenny Lind crib that belonged to all my kids when they were little. I offered to paint it but he wanted it natural. Don't you love the style of them?

  2. Love that you kept the crib - looks great! And thanks for the rubber band tip!

  3. Very pretty color and the bed looks great. I know where there are two of those and have been trying to figure a re-purpose for them, but heck, I have too many projects going right now.
    Happy Thanksgiving.
    Audrey Z.
    Timeless Treasures

  4. What a fantastic idea and great color. I love the renewed look. Thanks for sharing Lori!

  5. Oh, how sweet, Lori! The color is wonderful! Are you just beside yourself right now...getting to pass it on to your grands?


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