A Crib fit for a Queen.. or King

by postroad on August 13, 2012

Hi! How was your weekend? I hope it was smilen’ good! :) I am EVER SO SLOWLY getting closer to getting my Nursery project done. Though I should really, really be cleanen and cooken and tidying up for the new arrival. Instead I find myself spinning my wheels, smiling, and dreaming in this lil room….

This crib may be my favorite furniture redo project YET! The wallpaper definitely makes it and yet again my Annie Sloan Chalk Paint does NOT disappoint!

For the paint I mixed 1 part Old White, one part Chateau Gray, and one part French Linen and painted on a semi-thin coat. I sanded a bit and finished with the ASCP clear wax. I then took the BEST VINTAGE WALLPAPER (another one of my most recent addictions… I LOVE Hannah and her shop- Hannah’s Treasures… she has the BEST paper ever). i simply decopauged it on with Mod-Podge. Then I used a metal trowel to peel pack some bits and pieces and rubbed a bit of dark wax over it to give it that yummy aged look.

Easy-Peasy right??

For the bedding I used all vintage and found fabric from around the house. I made a quilt from an old coverlet and vintage pinstripes, a bumper from white chenille, and a crib skirt from vintage lace. Oh, I did buy one piece of fabric.. and that was the white linen I bought from my favorite linen source.. check em’ out here if you love sewing and wearing and decorating with super-soft 100% linen.

So where are the curtains and the skirt you’re wondering?? Decorating a room is a JOURNEY… oh yes, it is. After I made the skirt from a piece of vintage lace I decided it looked a tad too contrived for my space. I wanted a look more rustic.. so waH-LAH.. rescued dresser drawers go under the crib instead.. Perfectly purty and practical pieces don’t you think? I am going to add wheels to them and paint the sides to match. I might also decide to ditch the bumper. I’ve never used one for any of my other kids and though it is cute I honestly think it may just be one more thing that needs washing… eh, I’ve got enough laundry already me thinks.

I took the curtains down because I decided I want to add roman shades.. which I will be attempting to make. I’ll let you know how that goes!! I am planning to make them from a paint drop-cloth.

Alright…. I better get BUSY… it is CRUNCH TIME!! (a mere two weeks left). Watch for the FULL REVEAL coming in the fall issue of my free fall ezine. Are you signed up yet?? If not you can sign up to get all past + future issues HERE.



p.s. a HUGE congrats to Anne H. and Susan Allen for winning the Creatively Made Home Giveaway!! Thanks so much to all for entering.. your enthusiasm and reasons and honesty for wanting this course really inspired me too…… If you weren’t one of the lucky winners remember you can sign up here!


linking up to the amazing Miss Mustard Seed


{ 14 comments… read them below or add one }

Lori August 13, 2012 at 1:38 pm

Oh my goodness I am in love with that precious crib!! It is beautiful Heather!!


Laurie August 13, 2012 at 1:46 pm

Absolutely gorgeous, Heather! Came at a great time too – just getting ready to paint a table and I’m loving your colors and finish! Also, a belated congratulations on your new tiny family-member-to-be :)


Jenn A August 13, 2012 at 3:39 pm

LOVE the crib! So pretty! I vote for keeping the chenille bumper – it looks soft and cozy for the little one. Bumpers don’t have to get washed all that much. =) Love the drawers too. Great idea. Wish I had some old drawers to add casters too.


Kathy August 13, 2012 at 3:42 pm

Love Love Love it! I have several new ideas swimming in my head now. Thank you!


Lynn at Cottage and Creek August 13, 2012 at 4:51 pm

What a lovely nest you’ve created for your little one. I love the paint job and vintage-inspired wallpaper. I sent a link to your post to my daughter for her “inspiration” file. I can understand how you’d sit and dream in your pretty new nursery. Congratulations and may God bless you and baby with a smooth, safe delivery :)


Lolo August 13, 2012 at 5:18 pm

Oh Heather…you are amazing! What a sweet gift for your newest addition :) I absolutely LOVE the nursery. SO excited for you all as you wait for your new addition :)


becky August 14, 2012 at 12:11 am

Absolutely charming Heather!! I adore it all! You sure have an eye for loveliness, gal!!
Thanks so much for sharing! I am so excited for you!

We just found out today from pregnant daughter #1 that we are expecting another little baby girl grandy!! We have 4 girls, no boys, and 2 girl grandies now!! LOL!! Pregnant daughter #2 finds out what she is having in a couple of weeks! Maybe our first boy!! We’ll see!

Hugs to you sweetie!
Always a joy!


Lynnie August 14, 2012 at 3:53 am

Hi Heather,

I LOVE the wallpaper on the crip, love vintage wallpaper but also love Cath Kidston and did a super splurg and purchased some for a furnature piece…can’t wait to get started.
The drawers with wheels will be perfect for tucking away all the things you will need.


Ruth August 14, 2012 at 7:39 pm

LOVE this…… absolutely beautiful and so original!!!!


Heather August 15, 2012 at 8:18 am

Thanks everyone :) I am really, REALLY looking forward to cozying in with a new lil one!!


jami @ freckled laundry August 17, 2012 at 2:18 am

So beautiful, Heather! Love the wallpaper and the way you tattered it up. Lovely.


michele@hellolovelyinc August 17, 2012 at 5:10 pm

it’s so gorgeous! how exciting. and now i must dig in your archives.

found you via MMS’s party where i’m partying too. would love to have you as a follower.

smiles and happy weekend.



Jill Palumbo August 17, 2012 at 8:33 pm

What a sweet crib! It’s one of the prettiest I’ve seen. I think you should keep the bumpers. They looks so cozy and they will keep your little one from running into the rails. I love the the drawers underneath too. I can hardly wait to see the finished room!


Laurel September 4, 2012 at 2:11 am

I LOVE the crib, Heather! :)



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