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.





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  1. You always have such vision!!! Love the little cradle. Very sweet. 🙂

  2. 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 :)!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  10. This is so stinking cute! If the Bub was into dolls I would SO buy it!! 🙂

  11. 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.

  12. 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

  13. That is awesome! Great job! I love how you upholstered the cushion using hot glue 😉

  14. 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!:)

  15. 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 🙂

  16. 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!

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

  18. 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!

  19. 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.

  20. 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! 🙂

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