Roadkill Rescued Doll Crib

Today’s project started with a bright blue bench that was handed down to me by a friend.   I guess this isn’t true Roadkill Rescue…but Goodwill Rescue just sounded bad ;-)   And it was free so that helps to qualify it, right?


I decided to make it into a doll bed.   I thought it would be perfect with the two drawers below to store doll clothes in.


I first cut down the legs with a circular saw…


With my chop saw I cut two 1 x 6’s to size for the sides and two 1 x 4’s for the front and back.


I predrilled my holes through the bench since it was made out of laminate and not real wood.


Then I screwed the cut wood pieces into the sides, front and back.


Can you see it yet?

I caulked around all the edges to give it a seamless look.   Then I spray primered and painted it with some Sweet Pea by Rustoleum.

Then I cut some foam I had around the house and hot glued some fabric I had around it and secured it in place.


Of course I had to change out the knobs with some pretty crystal ones.


Now it is the perfect crib for a little princess to rest her babies in.





  • Kim’s Treasures

    OMG I LOVE IT!!!!

  • Ann Marie @ Twice Lovely

    You always have such vision!!! Love the little cradle. Very sweet. :)

  • anita

    So so stinkin cute! If I had a little girl I'd buy it!

  • **Amy**

    I would love to get inside your brain and see how you have such vision when you see something! My girls would LOVE this! I just noticed the link up! Thanks! I am going to be talking about you on my post tomorrow :)!

  • Esther@fleurcottage

    verrry cute! :)

  • Sarah

    That turned out amazing. You totally rocked that crib! ;>
    God's blessings,
    Sarah :D

  • Miss Mustard Seed

    Oh my, that is so sweet. What a great eye you had to see what that piece could become. Great work!

  • Amanda @ Serenity Now

    That is precious!! Love the pink and the knobs. My girls would flip for it. :) Visiting from Kimba's DIY Day. :)

  • The Harris Family

    That is so adorable!

  • Jennifer

    Looks fantastic and I bet it will last a little girl a lifetime or more!!!

  • Cassie @ Primitive & Proper

    that is adorable! my daughter would love it! what a fantastic idea, too!

  • Cassie @ Primitive & Proper

    that is adorable! my daughter would love it! what a fantastic idea, too!

  • Cassie @ Primitive & Proper

    that is adorable! my daughter would love it! what a fantastic idea, too!

  • Cassie @ Primitive & Proper

    that is adorable! my daughter would love it! what a fantastic idea, too!

  • sarah

    seriously your amazing! I drive around hopping i find cool thing to change like you do but no luck. :(

  • Sarah @ Thrifty Decor Chick

    This is so stinking cute! If the Bub was into dolls I would SO buy it!! :)

  • Cheri

    Oh you clever girl, how cute is that.

  • Amber

    This is really sweet. You have such great vision of seeing "what could be." How fun for your baby girl to have a crib made by her mom for her own baby.


    great transformation! I'd love it if you'd come link up at my party today, and inspire us!
    hope to see you there, sara

  • PACountry

    This is FANTASTIC! Great job!!!

  • Amy {Design Intervention}

    That is awesome! Great job! I love how you upholstered the cushion using hot glue ;)

  • Mandy

    Great redo!! love those drawers! I'm having a link party today (Tuesday) and would love to have you join in!

  • handbags*n*pigtails

    Ok, I dont know where you live but Id seriously consider buying it if you were close to me. What a beautiful piece! And Im partial to that fabric…I have the collection and have made bags out of it before!:)

  • Suzann

    Holy smokes that is awesome.

  • Joselyn

    Clever and beautiful! It's all about seeing the possibilities. Nice Job!

  • Nikki

    Seriously cute!

  • Katie

    That is SUCH an adorable idea! Great job!

  • Anna

    Adorable! I would have LOVED that when I was little =)

  • life as we know it…

    YOU, my friend, have a gift. I would never have seen that. That is too cool! How much are you selling it for? That would be a neat GIFT to buy for someone! It's beautiful… great job :) And an off the all comment here, but whenever we have group at our house, I always wonder if you are looking around and have ideas for MY house… if you do, PLEASE tell me as I am at a standstill. My ULTIMATE project is to refinish and paint that piano… BUT… I'm a chicken. Anyway… just had to say it! Have a great one :)

  • Mandy

    So sweet! What a great repurpose! Beautiful job :)

  • Jenn

    I'm amazed that you saw a doll crib when you looked at it. What a transformation!

  • Midnight Rambler

    Perfect, and pretty in pink too! :-)

  • Johnnie

    Wow! That settles it – gonna have to get a saw. Amazing revamp.

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  • Jo – To a Pretty Life

    That's adorable! I love the drawers. It is so much fun to have a doll crib/cradle (especially for the mom!) My daughters is blue and white, so I recently dressed my son in a blue sleeper and took pictures of him in it. So cute. I hope you find the perfect home for this new treasure!

  • burlap+blue

    This is a genius idea! I am adding this to my craft to-do file…great project! Thanks for sharing:)

  • jenjen

    That is just adorable! I LOVE IT. SO cute!!!!


  • Linda@Coastal Charm

    OMGosh…she is soooo CUTE…luv the makeover and the color! Hope you have a FUN weekend:)


    I’m having a GIVEAWAY…come by and check it out…I think you will like it!

  • Kendra Joyner

    This is awesome! Love it!!

  • Colette

    oh my gosh, that is the cutest thing I have every seen! Wish I lived closer, even though my daughter doesn't need another baby bed.

  • Mommy of Two 24/7

    That is so cute! My daughter looked at it over my shoulder and said "Ooo, ooo can I have that? It is soooooo beautiful!"

    It is absolutely gorgeous, and now I'm going to have to keep my eye open for something with good bones around here for her birthday present! :)

  • gypsykate

    your so clever…and incredible creative…love it!