Well, as most of you know I LOVE craigslist! I was wanting to buy antique white (cream) distressed Jenny Lind cribs for the nursery. When I started researching these on the internet, the cheapest that I could find was $350 which would not be bad if I was only buying one crib! When you start thinking about everything in 2's then it quickly adds up. I refused to pay over $700 for beds that they will not use forever.
I found 2 oak stained cribs on craigslist from this really nice couple and they were selling them for $70 each. They were quickly SOLD when I saw the ad! The first thing that I had to do was to sand each of the cribs. I got kind of lazy on this step but had to do it so that the paint would adhere.
If any of you have ever painted spindles with a paint brush before then you know what a terrible job that is. I decided to buy a spray gun for $40 at Home Depot and this made all the difference.
The first thing that I did was to paint a base coat of white on them then I paint the final cream coat. (Yes, I am allowed to paint with latex paint according to my doctor)
Here I am with my mask on my head and covered in paint. The bad thing about spray guns is the major overspray so I suggest doing this type project outside.The last step was to lightly distress these cribs. If you are like my dad then you will probably question the sanity behind 'roughing up' a newly painted piece of furniture. I guess some people don't get the shabby chic look! Here is an up-close look of the finished product. I will post again once the cribs are completely assembled with the bedding. It is hard to tell what they will look like by these pictures but hopefully everyhting will turn out great!