Old Dress to New Decor

Over at Marty’s Musings, Marty still had one of her daughter’s outgrown Easter  Dresses.  It had been worn to pieces, but one day the eyelet, pretty pink sash, and tulle petticoat caught Marty’s eye and gave her an idea.

Marty's Musings dress before

Marty took apart the dress and used the various fabrics to wrap and embellish candles.  She already had the candles and pillars, but adding the fabric embellishments freshened up their look for her February decor.  I especially like the combination of tulle and eyelet on one of the candles.  It’s a great idea for adding a little zing to plain candles.

Marty's Musings dress after

You can read more about her decor at Marty’s Musings.

Crib Chalkboard Easel

Lisa from Floppin Flower was super excited to find an old crib that was destined for the dump while she was out driving. She stuck the end pieces into her car, dirt and mildew included!

Curbside Crib

As soon as she got home, she scrubbed off all the grime. After a trip to good ol’ Home Depot, she had all the necessary supplies to turn the crib ends into an easel for her girls’ room. I love the pink tulle she added. Perfect for little princesses!

Crib turned easel

Read more at Floppin Flower.

Brown and Teal Doll Bassinet

Christen from Yankee Doodles received this wicker bassinet, along with a ton of other items to “revive,” after her mom found them on the side of the road. It sat in Christen’s garage for months until hubs demanded a cleaning spree. So inside the house it went for a good cleaning and repair job.

Before Wicker Basket

After the cleansing process, Christen primed and painted it glossy brown and then wove teal tulle through the wider openings in the wicker. She covered an old foam mattress with one of her daughter’s old dressers, and “WOWZA”! This adorable baby doll bassinet is one of Christen’s favorite rescues to date. I can totally see why! Love, love, love the brown and teal together!

Baby doll bassinet

Check it out at Yankee Doodles.