While out driving around one day, I came to a stop sign, and as usual, looked both ways before starting to accelerate into traffic. I spied to my right a pile of discards at the curb in front of a house. Instead of turning left, I pulled over to the right in front of the pile and eyed a vintage crib…remember the ones with the puppy and kitty decal on the wooden ends? Well this crib instead of decals were hand painted with the same vintage look of the old decals….these were coming home with me! Not sure what I wanted to do with it yet, but I’ll figure that out later. There were also a couple of broken dining room chairs where only the legs and seats remained…I threw them in the back of the car as well.
Little did I know then that these curbside treasures would come together in an idea for a Nursery I was designing for the Parade of Homes in 2014. I have a tendency of wanting to use something in a totally different way…a real repurposed project. For the Nursery, I was already using a vintage iron crib, a hand-painted dresser, some German Glittery Cuckoo clocks for the wall mural (see my other post about this project) so I needed something to fill in some space on the floor near the window. A chair….not just any chair, but a “crib” chair. A perfect perch to set a favorite stuffed animal, or a chair for supporting their first steps. Plus, I painted the back as a chalkboard, so this chair can grow into the next phase of their lives. Read more!