|The Finish Product|
I truly can call this a vintage crib, because it was my crib when I was a baby. Not only did I use it but so did my brothers, and my first two kids. This Jenny Lind crib is such a classic design, you can still buy this crib, and the design has not changed.
|The before - a classic in need of some updating.|
My wonderful husband did all the work. I am a bit of a control freak, so I was a struggle for me to step back and let him do all the work. I needed to stay out of the dust and paint fumes, so he took on the project. I don't know why I was worried. He did a fantastic job (I couldn't have done better) and it looks like a brand new crib.
Sherwin Williams ProBlock Primer
Rust-Oleum 2x Painter's Touch Satin Spray Paint in Antique White
If you would like to refinish a piece of furniture that has a lot of details, here's what worked well for us. Lonnie spent a good part of a day sanding all the curves and spindles on the crib. Then he made sure to remove all the dust with a tack cloth. He applied the primer and when that was dry he used the steel wool to smooth out any imperfections. Then before applying 2 coats of the Rust-Oleum paint he prepped that crib with the tack cloth. I was really surprised at how well spray paint worked.