Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Baby Girl's Bassinet

I ended up tackling a few "extra" projects for Baby Girl's room that I plan to share with you over the next few days. Most of them fit into the accessorizing/organizing category.

I was very lucky to have inherited two antique (circa 1940s) bassinets. I gave the one in the best condition to my sister. I used it when Elliot was a baby, and had lined it with fabric that coordinated with Elliot's nursery. The other bassinet, although very sturdy was not in great shape. To prepare it for baby I cleaned it with a stiff brush to remove any paint chips, then spray painted it white. After letting it dry for a few days I lined it with white chenille fabric accented by pink and white polka dotted ribbon. I used extra fabric from Elliot's curtains to cover the handles. Lastly, I bought a new bassinet pad that I dressed up with a white and green polka dotted sheet.

I love the way it turned out. Although BG will probably sleep in the pack in play bassinet at night during those first few weeks, I plan to use this bassinet during the day because it will be easy to move around the house with me. Once BG outgrows the bassinet I'll use it to store pretty receiving blankets and special toys.

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