AFFORDABLE DO IT YOURSELF HOME PROJECTS | NURSERY FURNITURE MAKEOVER | BABY DIY PROJECT
The timing was perfect, because I have another friend due with her first baby in just a couple of weeks. Her husband is out of work at the moment, so I know this cradle will be a welcome surprise…after it’s makeover, of course.
As luck should have it, I also happened upon the most gorgeous shade of blue "Oops" paint at Home Depot. A free cradle and $2 in paint…I was beyond excited about this makeover!
I usually use a brush for small projects like this, but with all those little spindles, I knew spraying would save a ton of time. The Homeright Finishmax Sprayer is my favorite.
It’s always a good idea to turn your piece upside down to make sure you get all the angles.
I didn’t do any distressing, just a quick pass with 400 grit sandpaper to smooth before waxing. I used BB Frösch Clear Premium Finishing Wax to seal and protect the finish.
The cost of a quart of “oops” paint, powder and finishing wax was less than $10. Plus, I have more than 3/4 of the quart of paint left. Had I used a pre-mixed chalk/mineral paint, it would have cost significantly more. Any gift I can put my heart into that is also quick, easy and affordable is my kind of gift!