Stage One - Paintwork
I painted the entire cot white, this was no mean feat as the original paint was quite a dark shade so it took about three coats before it actually looked white and I couldn't be faffed with sanding all those bars
Stage Two - Decoupage
I printed off a load of vintage paper dolly images, cut them out and arranged them on the two outer end panels of the cot, glued them down and then applied a top coat of PVA to seal them in.
Stage Three - Textiles
I purchased some 2.5cm thick foam and cut it to the size of the bottom of the cot to form a mattress and made a cover for it out of some pink fabric. I then made a little duvet and pillow from some gorgeous vintage paper dolly fabric that I also used to cover Missy's revamped toy ironing board and hey presto the task was complete.
|Missy loves looking at the paper dolly decoupage|
|Missy kissing Queenie goodnight after tucking her in|