Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Vintage Iron Crib Turned Settee

Something that has been on my "want list" for a very, very long time, has been fulfilled!

Back in June, my friend Todd (Bountiful Home and Nursery) posted a picture here, of a vintage iron crib he had for sale in his shop.

I wasted no time hurrying down to Edmonds to snatch it up!
Today, I finished making the mattress cover, ruffle skirt, and pillow covers.

I've always dreamed of having a covered front porch where we could lounge around on warm summer days drinking iced tea, reading, or even taking a snooze on a vintage cast iron crib turned into a settee or daybed.

Well, since there are no covered front porches in my near future, I figured what the heck, we could still use an outdoor daybed anyways. We have a wonderful spot set aside in the garden where it will be nestled under some trees - a perfect place to daydream.

I am always on the lookout for photo and show props, so I think she'll make a great fixture for displaying my ruffle rose pillows too.

Thanks Todd, for posting a picture that day. I'm so happy with my purchase!


ladychiara said...

Ohhhh that is just so beautiful! Love your cushions too. :)

Junebug said...

Wow, what a fine! With you pillows on there I just want to curl up and snuggle in.

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

It is lovely....but, what about rain? I would be enjoying it in the house someplace!!

cherished*vintage said...

Thanks ladies! Hi Ceekay - it'll be moved in to my studio when the weather gets too bad. I don't mind taking in the cushions - good thing, because the sun hasn't been shining up here much this summer... ha!

Little Pink Studio said...

Oooh, this is absolutely stunning!
I wish I had your sewing talents. :)
I could lounge there all day!
xo, Cerri

Anonymous said...

It's beautiful! I just purchased an iron antique crib and also want to convert it to a daybed. Did you use a standard crib mattress? I'm not sure what type of mattress to use.

Thanks for any help you can offer!

Kathy said...

This is wonderful, I want one. Can I add this photo on my Pinterest - Things I want to make board. Now I just have to find one of those goodies. Thanks for sharing, Kathy