Thursday, November 3, 2011

Your bassinet is finally ready so you can come out now baby!

Wohoo, one project down!
The bassinet is finally finished. I figured she wouldn't want to come out of my big belly until her bed was made, so that gave me some motivation to complete it.

This is the bassinet that Nikki, then me, and eventually Rob slept in as babies. Prior to that Mums cousins used it... so i would go as far as to say it has had at least 30 or so years of existence. The most recent baby that used it was my favourite little ginger niece, so i its quite special to be able to put our wee one in it too!

It arrived in its stained pine finish, a wee bit rat chewn, and in need of little love after so many years of use or not so much use as being left in storage between babies.

Its crazy too.. because i was in a second hand shop down the road and found one EXACTLY the same! Never seen another before, haven't really looked to be honest, but for one to be still rocking around be it in tragic baby yellow was a bit awesome, especially because i needed to knick a few parts off it to restore our one! So i paid the man $20 and took away my new donor basinet which was soon to repair our the family one.

The old original basinet with its new parts it was missing

Once it was fixed up Gaz got his nesting on, and sanded it back with me ready for paint.

Once painted in a nice clean coat of white lacquer, i got my sewing machine out and whipped up the new fabric interior lining.
Here is it in its finished state, all ready for a mini Ramson to get some sleep in.


  1. Cuuuuuttttttttte! This is awesome guys!

  2. Just saw this on the Better After Blog. I can't believe you found one exactly like yours so you could fix it! That is awesome and it looks soo cute.