Round Wooden Baby Bed

January 12th, 2011 in member junk     
dumsterdiva dumsterdiva, member
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This is a unique baby bed that I found at Goodwill for a whopping 34.99. This is it in its purchased state and it really didnt fit my style.
This is a picture of my almost finished product.  It appears to have had a canopy at one time, and havent decided quite how to finish out the spindles.


This is a unique baby bed that I found at Goodwill for a whopping 34.99. This is it in its purchased state and it really didnt fit my style.

This is a unique baby bed that I found at Goodwill for a whopping 34.99. This is it in its purchased state and it really didn't fit my style.


This is a unique baby bed that I found at Goodwill for a whopping 34.99. When I first found this treasure I was concerned about lead based paint, but I found a manufacturer's tag attached dated 2004.  I sanded off the finish and primed it.  I then painted it an antique white, and wiped on stain. I finished up by giving it a distressed look using sandpaper.  I have not sealed it yet because I want to take special care in selection to make certain it is nursery friendly.  It also appears to have had a canopy at one time and I am not certain how I should finish out the spindles.  If you have any suggestions or input for either matter, please share!


Pattern or design used: My own design
posted in: member junk, wood, furniture, bedroom

Comments (8)

pruth writes: Please be careful if you intend to use this for an infant. I would avoid any canopy, ribbons or anything else that could pose a strangulation hazard. Otherwise, it is really cool!!! Posted: 6:42 pm on January 14th
junkermidge writes: That is the coolest crib! If you don't want to do the canopy (which would be very cool), maybe you could tie a ribbon to each of the spindles. Or string ribbon from one to the other, and you could opt to add pendants or other embellishments. What a wonderful project!
Midge Posted: 6:25 pm on January 14th
ewnurse writes: I just did a quick internet search out of curiosity and found a website that has a bed like this one. They go for $1100 up to $3000 brand new!!! Granted, they are all decked out with material, lace, ribbons, etc. but still!!! Some had finials on the top of the posts while others had the canopy. Great find for you, DD. Would love to come across one like that. I would love to see what it looks like finished. Posted: 6:55 am on January 14th
KMcG73 writes: That's fit for a future princess - wonderful work! Posted: 3:42 am on January 14th
dumsterdiva writes: Thanks! Y'all are too kind! I do not know how to sew, but this project is enough to encourage me to learn. I found some awesome round, chunky knobs today, and for now they are going to have to work. Picture to come soon. JunkCents, I have never seen one except on the internet. I think this is a once in a junk time find. Posted: 5:33 pm on January 13th
MakinItHappen writes: That is gorgeous and you did beautiful work on it. I think a canopy would be pretty, but would get in the way of taking baby in and out. Posted: 8:02 am on January 13th
RustyDiva writes: That's the coolest thing I've ever seen. Great job on the refinish. I think a canopy would just make it pop ~ know how to sew? Posted: 6:44 am on January 13th
JunkCents writes: Wow, I have never seen a circle baby bed...so cool. You did a beautiful job refinishing it. Posted: 5:12 am on January 13th
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