DIY: Refurbished Baby Doll Cradle

I hope you had a wonderful Christmas weekend, snuggled and surrounded by loved ones. We’re still off celebrating Christmas with family, so I thought I’d share with you a fun little DIY project I’ve been working on. Remember our 3-gift rule this year? We each got something to read, something to wear, and something to play with! Well, Adair’s “something to play with” Christmas gift was a baby doll and a baby doll bed. I bought a Corolle baby doll after doing much research. It was sweet, soft, small, simple, and had a good weight. Not to mention it was not freakishly scary like most of the dolls on the shelves! :) For the bed, well I got a little crafty. When Addie was about a month old, Phil and I went to a church rummage sale and found this awesome little antique cradle for $10. I knew the moment I saw it that I could make it so cute with a little TLC. It’s been in our craft room for the past year, awaiting it’s revamp!
 Here’s what the cradle looked like before…
{plain wood, ugly and smelly mattress and pillow}
And here it is after my hard work…

Isn’t it adorable? I just love it! I found the vintage-inspired fabric from Jo-Ann’s, along with the pink minky fabric for the blanket. I made a new mattress out of thick batting and used my extra fabric for a baby blanket. It only took a couple of coats of white paint, and soon looked super cute! We had it out in front of the tree for Addie on Christmas morning. More pictures to come! :) It was such an easy and fun project to complete. I think it’d be a great gift for a girl of any age – 1 year to 8!

Happy Monday!

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