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 www.vintagechicfurnitire.etsy.com . big hugs to all