Saturday, August 27, 2011

antique baby crib daybed with wonderful chenille and rose fabrics

Here is yet another new creation I finished yesterday. This wonderful antique wrought iron baby crib was found at my first ever trip to the famous Brimfield Antique Show in Massachusetts in July 2011. There I was in heaven. So many wonderful things as far as the eye can see....block after block, wonderful antiques just waiting to be discovered, looking for their new home. This was discovered amongst wonderful flowers and plants and other terrific rusty weathered goodies. I fell in love! The old white original paint..a little rusty and chippy....just a little, not too much. Perfect. I too one look and knew exactly what i was going to do with it. I couldn't wait to get it back to my shop, order a new foam cushion and down pillows, then get to creating something wonderful.
I started by taking a vintage chenille bedspread in pink with a ruffled edge. It had a few spots of missing chenille on the top and was too thin (summer weight) to be used for slipcovers. Perfect for the skirt. The new block of custom cut foam was covered with batting, then I fashioned the cushion using some of my most favorite fabrics in pink and aqua with big beautiful cabbage roses. One side is pink with roses, the other side aqua with roses. I love to be able to change a look in a minute. I had some wonderful wedding ring chenille fabric that matched the skirt perfectly, that became my cushion front. I have finally collected enough vintage chenille bedspreads in a variety of colors and patterns to make all the pillows from chenille. SOOOO COZY !!! See this listing . big hugs to all


  1. I just found your blog, and ***WOW***, you do beautiful work! Everything is so pretty and cheerful, it just makes me happy looking at it. I have one of those old metal cribs, perfectly rusted, that I can't decide what to do with ... and you haven't helped - both of yours are delightful, lol.

    Have a great weekend!


  2. How much does a crib like this worth please email me at

  3. Where can I buy the covers for the bed for my daughters single bed please? My email is