We Lived Happily Ever After: Bassinet Redo

Monday, August 31, 2015

Bassinet Redo

Hey Everyone! Hope you are all doing well. Personally, I don't want summer to end, so I'm in denial that it's flying by so fast!

Anyways, to day I thought I'd show you all one of the last "befores" from  Jason's Nursery

I've had a lot of questions about this sweet bassinet. Mainly where it's from.

It is actually an antique that was give to us by a mutual friend. It was actually a mahogany color when we got it first. But when we had June we spray painted it a cream color to match our bedroom from way back when we first got married. Unfortunately, the only before photo I have of it was from it's "cream" stage.

Here's a photo of June in it. This bassinet is kinda special since we've used it for both babies now. :)

Apparently we didn't sand it down enough before spray painting it, because by the time we needed it for Jason, the paint had started bubbling & peeling off. So I enlisted the help of my wonderful husband to strip it down to wood again (what a pain with all those nooks and crannies!!!!) with a liquid sander, and then paint it a fresh white.

It basically looks brand new now! We've actually moved him into a crib now that he is almost 6 months. But I haven't taken any new photos of that set up yet.

And how cute is the baby mobile hanging above it? (See that tutorial HERE)

We used a standard baby bassinet mattress in it. And I like to throw these DIY Cloud Pillows in there when he isn't using them. We also received quite a few hand knit white blankets from friends and family, and I positively LOVE them in the bassinet. White on White on White.  

Here he is just a few weeks old in his bassinet.

I'm definitely holding onto this piece in case we have more babies. ;)

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  1. I LOVE your nursery - especially the mobile.

    On a side note, what is the font you use for your website address in the blog post signature and on some of the sidebar buttons. It's so lovely. I am hoping it's one you sell somewhere!

    1. Hi Meg! Thanks so much!

      The cursive font is called Octavia, and can be found here: https://creativemarket.com/AFStudio/161630-Octavia-Scriptu=Hannah_Hathaway

      The other one is one I made, and I'm not distributing it right now. But a similar, free one is called The Skinny.

      Hope that helps! :)