I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas. Ours was just perfect, spending it with family and friends.
As many of you know, we live in the New York, and so many people in this area were dramatically effected by Hurricane Sandy. My brother lives in Staten Island, and although he sustained minimal damage to his home, so many parts of Staten Island were not so lucky. He is friends with a family whose basement was completely flooded. They lost so much, however, they were able to salvage a few items after the storm, one of which was this doll cradle. They have a young daughter, Riley, who lost most of her toys to the storm, so my brother asked if I could work a little magic on this cradle.
It started out as an old wood doll cradle.
I lightly sanded it, then sprayed it with primer and several coats of white spray paint.
Next, I started to decorative paint it. I don't know this family at all, but I was told that the little girl liked pastel colors.
I was also told that she really liked the chair I had transformed for my niece.
I took that information and ran with it.
Obviously the old "cushion" wouldn't do anymore.
I covered a board with batting and some toile fabric I had in a pale pink and cream.
My hot glue gun made it easy to cover with batting and fabric.
I used my Silhouette machine to cut her name out of pink vinyl.
Isn't it so cute?
Here's one more look at the transformation.
I hope Riley will enjoy her "new" cradle and that it will bring a little joy to her and her family in an otherwise tough time.
Can't wait to hear what you think.