Blessed with 2nd grandson due at Christmastime. I wanted a rocking cradle. Enter Facebook marketplace. The seller was asking $40. I offered $20. A great deal! I knew I would need a little elbow grease to achieve my goal.
Here it is!!! I also made the baby nest.
Actually 3 with one to go. (For mom, both grandmoms and GG great grandmom.)
The piece was already unassembled before purchase.
Picture of completed piece with baby nest...❤️
First thing I did was remove the hearts. I lightly sanded old glue from wood. There were several chips that were filled in with caulk, dried and sanded. Cloth used to clean debris.
Supplies used: Rust-oleum aged gray chalk paint. Brush, sanding block, caulk, cloth.
This is a first coat pic. Sorry pics are out of order.
1st coat rail
I think the picture says it all. This is my second chalk painted piece. I’m not sure if I will clear wax. Been researching other finishes safe for baby....
Almost forgot ....After letting piece dry overnight, I lightly sanded to give vintage look. This is of course optional.
Finally, don’t be Intimidated with ”crafting-creating .....” I’ve been at it for 40 yrs and recently started sewing baby bibs, burp cloths, boppy cover, receiving blankets, and nests. Pinterest and UTube are great motivators/instructors. HAPPY CRAFTING!!!! 🙋♀️
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- Rust-oleum Aged Gray chalk paint, brush, caulk, sanding block, cloth. (Home Depot (paint) brush (Ollie’s))
- I had other items on hand.
Published September 14th, 2018 2:18 PM
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