Thursday, August 2, 2012

Bassinet Re-Cover

It's been a long time since I've done a good re-covering project.  While I enjoyed this particular one I would have enjoyed it a little more had I not been so pregnant, that belly sure gets in the way.  A friend of mine (whose even more pregnant than I am) has this baby coming and there was no where for it to sleep so it was time to get cracking.

Turned out this bassinet is exactly like the previous one I worked on which made this extra easy.  The bed was for a baby boy which meant there was no need for pleats or ruffles so again, extra easy.

Here's the final product.

And let me show you how this lovely bed started.

Nice hey?  I particularly like how floppy the canopy is and how much excess fabric there is there, and what's with the random gingham on the canopy?

Noah's Ark ruffle?  Really?  Clearly that had to go.

I went with a really simple design here using some piping to add a little interest yet still keep it masculine.  She didn't bring me the stand or the cushion cover so you'll have to imagine it but the cushion has been re-covered in cream minky.

And one more before and after

I love how this turned out and I can't wait to see the cute boy sleeping inside it.

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Jaymie said...

Hi Laura,
I don't remember how I happened on your website, but I love all the photos and stories about Catie. I don't have kids and don't usually "go" for other people's kids...but your photos of Catie and descriptions of her experiences remind me vividly of BEING a kid. The photo of Catie in the bassinet w Mr. Brown inspired me to stop lurking and say hello. Catie is a lucky little girl having a mom like you!
Jaymie in Oregon (whose in-laws are from Alberta, Canada)

Tanya said...

Wow, nice job. I have a very ruffly white bassinet for my coming son, but not sure I have the energy to recover it right now. Kudos to you.

Jennie Holt said...

this is awesome!! you are the master at recovering things!!

EcoOrganic said...

I love your final creation! I am also in the process of replacing the bassinet cover for my daughters 1st baby. I am pleating the skirt and lengthening it to the floor. However the problem I am having now is I cannot remove the top hood fabric because it is permanently attached. Neither my husband nor myself can figure it out. I will cut the old one off but then wonder how I will attach the new one to the frame. Do you have any suggestions? I would love to hear your idea if you have any. It looks a lot like the one you recovered except it's a tall bassinet. Thanks for your blog, I enjoy it! Ronda