Posted by: deborahgilbert42 | May 21, 2011

Poll–Baby Cradle for Capri’s Birthday

I got this baby cradle for $5 at a flea market. I plan on making bedding for it and giving it to Capri for her first birthday. But I am wondering if I should paint it or something before hand or should I leave it as is. Thoughts?? Ideas??





  1. strip it and refinish

  2. I wouldn’t paint it or anything, it looks like an antique.

  3. I’d paint it! Imagine the possibilities! Take a look at this site:

    Doesn’t that just make you want to pick up a brush?

    And I’d use this paint:

    • those are super cute. I am not that talented however haha. I don’t think I know how to actually strip the current stuff off of it, which is my only issue right now.

  4. I vote for painting it… a creamy whitish color maybe, with antiqued/distressed edges. I was just asking my dad the other day about stripping a coffee table I snagged at a garage sale for $1, and he said they make stuff that you rub on there, leave it set, and then spray it off with a hose, and it strips the old varnish right off. Might be worth looking into. So cute, though.

  5. I say refinish in some way. Slightly offwhite is the first thing that popped in my head.

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