A neighbor of mine was throwing away this doll bed.
It's chippy, dusty, and has a boo-boo that has been fixed with a mending plate.
My grand-daughter, Lilly, is 2 years old and has a favorite baby doll. I thought they might enjoy the bed if it were cleaned up and painted.
I had gotten cans of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in "Old White" and "Old Ochre" several months ago.
The "Old White" had been used on a dresser but the "Old Ochre" had never been opened. A small project like the baby bed
was a good subject to use "Old Ochre" for me to see
what it actually looked like before putting it on
This is the bed after a coat of "Old Ochre".
The "Old Ochre" is a light tan compared to the "Old White".
After the "Old Ochre" dried, a coat of "Old White" was added.
When the "Old White" coat dried, the bed was lightly sanded
to reveal the different layers of colors.
A coat of clear wax was rubbed onto the bed also.
Unless you see the two colors right next to each other, it might be hard to tell the difference between them.
All the little bed needed now was a mattress, a blanket, and a pillow for the baby doll.
I was hoping the pillow sham would only have to be cut shorter and stuffed in order to become a mattress. Ooops...too wide.
I ended up cutting the back away from the front and basically made a simple pillow to be the mattress.
The excess material from the front of the long sham became a blanket for the baby doll.