We scored the most fabulous antique find back at the beginning of the year. Let’s feast our eyes on all the glory…
I fell in love with it immediately. Would you believe me if I told you it was in perfect condition and I paid less than $30 for it? True story. I didn’t even have to pull out my pouty eyes to convince my Boo that our baby needed it. Getting it in the car to bring it home was a feat in itself, but don’t underestimate a determined Mama.
I really adored the antiqued charm of the cradle, but it needed a new coat of love. I decided that I wanted to paint it gray. Here is where I cash in on the perks of having my honey manage a Sherwin Williams store. He took his paint expertise and got us the safest paint on the market. Our first step was to sand down the cradle. I
tried to help really enjoyed the view while he worked.
Brad was going to use his know-how and turn the acrylic paint into a spray paint that would be easier to cover all of the spindles. Theoretically, it was a marvelous idea.
But after several attempts, all it did was spit a few drops of paint out, and we ultimately had to settle for using a paint brush.
It took a lot longer than we expected, but our labor of love turned out to be everything that I ever dreamed it would be and more.