Sunday, August 1, 2021

Trash to Treasure- Doll Bed into Shelf

 Hi Friends,

This was a true trash find !

I saw it sticking out of a dumpster-

originally I just wanted the wood casters.





After I got it home , I realized the bed was not broken and in great shape.


The little crib would make a perfect

Cat Bed-

My husband reminded me -

we don't have a cat  ;)

so I decided to make a book shelf.

There was an adorable bunny decal on the side, but it was in bad shape.




I planned to paint the bed but leave the decal if possible.

I remembered that if you cover an area with VASELINE-

The paint will not adhere to that area.


I used a paint brush to cover the decal.


When my neighbor moved, she gave me her collection of spray paint-

I went for PEEKABOO BLUE

Thanks to Tina!







The sides have hardware to raise and lower the side.

Here's a tip-

If you don't want to get paint on a certain area,

and it can't be taped off-

Cover with Vaseline!

Paint will not stick to the Vaseline.


Here's the decal covered in
Vaseline.


After the paint is dry,

wipe off the Vaseline carefully

with a paper towel.


It worked beautifully!




I put the side down and

added some books.





Now it's a shelf!




I put some of my

 plastic nursery rhyme hangers on the bottom rung.









It can be taken off the wall and still used

as a bed in the future.


Thank you

for visiting with me !

xo Lisa S


34 comments:

  1. lisa, this is absolutely, hands down, adorable!! thanks for sharing this project.

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    1. Debra,
      You are so sweet! Thanks for making my day :)
      I'm so glad you liked my little bed-
      I appreciate you taking the time to stop by and leave a comment!
      I hope you have a great week- come back again.
      xo Lisa S

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  2. Awww, so sweet! Why would someone throw that away?? I mean... donate people! Luckily you found it and rescued it!

    Tania

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    1. Tania,
      Thank you! I know, I was shocked that it wasn't broken.
      If it was, I was going a completely different direction with it.
      It had a price tag on it from a local Antique Mall ;)
      xo Lisa S

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  3. Oh, thank you for saving the precious decals. I'm 73 and those decals were on my crib/bed and chiffarobe...sweet bunnies, bears and lambs. Funny how somethings will jar a memory...adorable idea! from VCharm, Sandi

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    1. Sandi,
      The decal was my favorite part too!
      I was so glad my Vaseline trick worked so well.
      Thank you my friend-
      xo Lisa S

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  4. Great upcycle! Loved the vignette and the baby hangers, too!

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    1. Kathy ,
      I'm so glad you liked it! I have a big collection of hangers and doll clothes that my Great Aunt made a LONG time ago :)
      xo Lisa S

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  5. This is such a cute item! What a fabulous tip with Vaseline I had no idea! So happy to have found your blog :)

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    1. Michele,
      It's so nice to meet you ! I'm glad you found me.
      Please visit often:) and thank you!
      xo Lisa S

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  6. That is darling! And I never would have thought of using vaseline!

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    1. It works great on hardware too! Put don't get any where you want paint to stick!
      Thanks for stopping by!
      xo Lisa S

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  7. Such a fun transformation and the Vaseline tip was new to me!! Loved this project. Thanks for sharing it at our #HomeMattersParty :)

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    1. Kimberly,
      Thank you! Yes, Vaseline will protect an area you don't want to paint ;) Glad to share that tip with you.
      So nice to have you visit.
      xo Lisa S

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  8. I LOVE how this turned out! Now I'm going to be scouring thrift stores for a doll bed :)

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    1. Hannah,
      Oh good, I know you'll find one :)
      Thanks for your kind words!
      xo Lisa S

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  9. This was a brilliant idea! Thanks for the Vaseline tip. Love how it turned out! Thanks for sharing on Traffic Jam Weekend & Happiness is Homemade!

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    1. Thank you so much. You can put little tip in the back of your mind maybe someday you'll need it :)
      Thank you for hosting and visiting!
      xo Lisa S

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  10. What an amazing upcycle project! Turned out super cute :D Plus, an amazing way to keep it out of the landfill!
    Jenna ♥
    Stay in touch? Life of an Earth Muffin

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    1. Jenna,
      You are too kind! I feel like I saved it's life. Ha Ha!
      xo Lisa S

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  11. Such a great idea for a small toy crib like this! I had to chuckly at the cat bed idea - one of my daughters would love that for her kitty! Pinning!

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    1. Cindy
      The best part is it can still come off the wall if needed to play with...or if I get a kitty ;0
      xo Lisa S

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  12. This is just too cute. Thanks for sharing at #omhgww. See you next week.

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  13. So stinkin cute and such a good idea to hang it! Featuring this on Farmhouse Friday tomorrow. Thanks for linking up!

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    1. Cindy.
      oh you are too kind! I sure appreciate the feature!!!
      xo Lisa S

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  14. What a great treasure and good job that you rescued it from the dumpster.
    That is absolutely adorable. So Creative and such a useful piece to have in a little girls room or baby nursery.

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    1. Thank you Colleen :)
      I still can't figure out why someone would throw it away ???
      I have a friend that wants it for her Grandbaby- but now she knows it was a rescue-
      xo Lisa S

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  15. What an amazing upcycle for an adorable doll bed!
    Sharing!
    Hugs,
    Kippi

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  16. This is so cute and clever Lisa! Thanks for sharing at Celebrate Your Story! Link Party. You've been featured this week :)

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