Thursday, August 27, 2020

Trash to Treasure: Vintage Doll Crib

Talk about a trash to treasure makeover!  I found this doll crib in the trash pile at a local thrift store.  They are not allowed to refuse donations and frequently have a furniture pile waiting for an empty dumpster.  Every now and then I stop by to search for treasures.  

This piece was missing several spindles and one of the railings was loose.  I purchased a dowel rod from the hardware store and cut it to size to replace the missing spindles.  Then I used wood putty to fill the hole in the loose railing.  I replaced all the screws holding in the rails because they were rusty.  Once all the repairs had been made it was time to clean.  Since this piece spent time outside it was quite dirty.  I also decided to to add a solid bottom using some left over bead board from a previous project. 

The final step was paint!  I chose Seaside and Lilac from the Rethunk Junk paint line.  Below is a little information about the paint from their website.  If you would like to purchase it you can use the link below to purchase online or search for a local retailer.  

Our fabulous Rethunk Junk by Laura Resin Paint is now better than ever. We are Resin Paint! We are so much more than the paint formulas introduced over 25 years ago!

  • No Sanding – No Priming – No Waxing!!
  • Incredible Adhesion and Maximum Durability
  • Dries From the Inside Out For Faster Cure Time
  • Stronger Weather Resistance For Outdoor Use
  • Smooth Finish
  • Still Low VOC, Super Safe, Eco Friendly

I completed this project about one year ago.  This doll crib has seen some heavy duty use by my children.  The paint job is holding up wonderfully.  No touch-ups needed and just a quick wipe down to clean.

This makeover was really quite easy to do and I only needed basic tools that could be purchased anywhere.  If you spot a hot mess like this curbside don't leave it behind!  

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