29 June, 2017

Heirloom restoration project

Here it is: a forty-something year old restoration project for my granddaughter. This doll crib was mine many years ago. Originally it was two stacking doll beds. I have refashioned it into one and am adding fancy finials to the corner posters. A ton of sanding + new coats of satin white paint and matte clear coat finish are needed. There will also be a new platform with foam mattress, as well as new bedding. This was my first go at constructing spindles, which went very slowly. Wishing that this doll furniture would have been found years ago. It was stored in mother's utility shed, to our surprise. Who would have known? Using the word "heirloom" might be a bit presuming, lol. Let's see if it even looks good when completed. Stay tuned for future progress. Have you ever restored any of your old toys for your grandchildren?

Sending happiest birthday wishes to my lovely daughter, Amanda

6 comments:

  1. That's wonderful that you found your old doll bed and can fix it up for your granddaughter!! I have done the same with doll beds that I have found at garage sales or estate sales. It's worth doing for sure!

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    1. Thanks Ruth. I only wish I could find some old doll beds at thrift shops, lol. They evidently sell super fast.

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  2. What a sweet project! I haven't restored toys but my dad and I did restore an old rocking chair that I picked up for $5.00. I love that chair to this day!! (PS I like the header on your blog)

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  3. Thanks Val. Yes, this project is quite special. 'Hope granddaughter does like it.

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  4. A real labor of love. I think it will turn out great! I've never restored anything, sounds like quite the task.

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    1. Thanks Jessica. Yes, quite the task working with old wood. It is coming along nicely though :)

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