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2.21.2010

The Crib Reveal!

As I told you, the crib is finally (almost) done. I thought it was done, I forgot that we hadn't got the handles done.  So last night I finished that ones that we could find.  We have had this crib for a long time and we took the handles off about two years ago.  So, we have four and are missing two.  We looked all over the house and even cleaned up to garage a little to see if they were out there.  Two birds with one stone.  We couldn't find them, hopefully soon.  Also there was a drawer that we need to redo, hopefully this week. 

Anyways, the story behind the crib is we bought it forever ago.  Right after we bought the house.  We were not even planning on having a baby yet.  Greg called me at work and told me that he had found this awesome crib at a yard sale down the street.  He sent me a picture on my phone (which I wish that I had to show you).  I told him to get it.

Our little boys room is really small and this had a changing table that was attached.  We thought this would be a great space saver. Little did we know that it would take a about 2 years to get it done.  Greg started by sanding the awful yellowish finish off of it. We wanted to stain it.  We tried and it wouldn't stain evenly.  We then decided to paint it.  I went back and forth on what color and then decided to paint it white.  Which I am very glad that we did!

I forgot to take picture before I started to paint.  Here is what it looked like when I started.  The handles are brass and super ugly!   I tried to spray paint it.  I was new to it so I decided that I would just paint it with left over paint that we had from painting some of the rooms in our house.
 This is the first coat of paint.  I am sorry that the pictures aren't very good.  I had to paint it in our basement because the weather here is not wanting to warm up enough to do anything outside.  I used a roller and a brush.  Which went by really fast.  I get bored really easy. 

This is when we had finished doing the polyurethane.  We had to let it dry for about 1 1/2 days.

This is my sweet hubbie putting it together.  The crib is finally set up his room.  The top part folds down . The only thing was... I didn't realize how big it is.  So I think that I am going to have to change things around.  I am going to to somethings tomorrow.  I have some cool things that I am going to do for the walls.

These are the handles.  I used the Krylon Rubbed Oil Bronze that Thrifty Decor Chick talked about this last week.  I LOVE them! I can't wait to get them all done.  Then this is a missing drawer, it was way beat up.  This week my hubbie will be getting it fixed.

This here is the finished product. I love how it turned out!  I was nervous that my little one would have a hard time with sleeping in it since it is something new.  Not the case at all.  He LOVES his new crib.  The bedding by the way was not my first choice.  I found it at Savers for $30 dollars for the whole set and it matched the crazy wall color that I choose to do.  There is a bed skirt, but I can't use it.  All well.  At least when I resale it I have the whole set.

I hope that you like it as much as I do!  Let me know what you think! 


I am linking to Sunday -Tatertots and Jello, Keeping it Simple,

Monday- Sumo Sweet Stuff
Tuesday-Today's Creative Blog, My Frugal Family
Wednesday- Blue Cricket
Thursday-Somewhat Simple, Life as Lori 
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13 comments:

Beth@The Stories of A to Z said...

Melissa,
You must be so proud! It turned out great.

Kelly @ Make It Sparkly Mama said...

That is one awesome crib! You could make some wallhangings out of the cribskirt if you wanted, just cut some of the fabric into squares/rectangles and frame in dollar store frames. Or not, just an idea ;0)

The Neglected Nest said...

Great job! Neat crib, too!

Kaysi said...

Wow! That looks great. I love the white, it looks so clean and pretty.
Kaysi

Meg said...

So cute! Your baby will be very happy there, I think. :)

Heather@ My Frugal Family said...

It turned out great!

The bed skirt can be turned into valances, or adding a ruffle to a curtain in a solid color.

Thank you so much for linking up with the Talented Tuesday link party at My Frugal Family, which is hosted every Tuesday. Please feel free to stop back in every week and post your newest projects!

kirstin & jordan said...

It looks GORGEOUS!
We have a friday fun find party- if you're interested, we'd love it if you'd link up tomorrow!

z&jarnold said...

I love how it all turned out, its so beautiful! great job guys!

jenjen said...

Very cute! It looks awesome!


Thanks for linking this up!

XOXO
Jen

Lori said...

Put a cutsie name plate over the missing drawer! Great job.

Lori said...

This crib is way to cute. y'all did a great job...

Thanks for joining Get your Craft on Thurs. Please join me next week for another great party.

Lori

Andy Porter said...

That looks amazing! I have a set of bunk beds I was thinking about painting white, I think you've just convinced me! Thanks for linking to Creative Cats this week!

CaSsAnDuH said...

Cutest crib I have ever seen!

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