DIY Baby Crib Makeover On a Budget! | (How To Paint a Crib Safely)

DIY Baby Crib Makeover On a Budget! | (How To Paint a Crib Safely)


Hey everyone, I’m Lisa And today I’m going to share with you how my husband and I made over this crib that we bought for our coming baby boy We bought this crib off offer up It was only fifty dollars and it’s normally a three hundred and fifty dollar crib as you can see it had some scuff /tv marks on it from the previous owner, but besides that it was in Really really good condition. So we made sure to clean it down We’re gonna take care of those guests and repaint this crib after much research I decided the best paint to use was this lullaby Paints, and we got the color splish splash, which is available at byebye, baby However, there are several other stores and online websites that carry this same brand of paint for furniture I do recommend using the semi-gloss paint. I loved the finish of it It turned out beautiful and this paint is completely safe for pregnant women to use and it’s safe for babies So it’s purposely meant to be used for stuff like this, which is awesome I really cared about the safety as far as using paint and everything on the crib It can be a little bit on the pricey side But you can always use it keep on if you’re buying an off of bye-bye, baby, which is what I did So we got a pretty good deal on it I’m also gonna be using this edge detailing sanding sponge that we got from Lowe’s To get out those scuff marks as well as do some distressing at the end. We bought two nylon paint brushes I recommend the two inch paint brush if we could go back and redo this we would have just bought him two of those because it Was a lot easier to use for this project Then we got two of these paint trays to pour our paint into since we were gonna be working on Separate sides of the crib and then I have some plastic drop cloths to protect our floors. Of course sobriety’s The metal mattress frame that way he could get inside and he was gonna be painting the inside It just makes this a little bit easier, but I do recommend having the crib assembled I think it’s a lot easier to paint it this way rather than painting each individual piece this crib does With a drawer as well that goes in the bottom and we did decide to paint that separately and I just took the sanding sponge and went ahead and started sanding those areas where There were all the Nicks and the TV marks and this did a really good job at smoothing those out once you stand out any areas that you may need to Make sure to completely wipe down your crib I just use paper towels to remove any dust or any excess paint. You want it to become a completely clean surface however You don’t want to use cleaning products on it because you don’t want there to be any Oils or chemicals or anything you want? It should just be completely dry and best free then bride went ahead and opened the paint can and stirred it and poured it into our Little paint trays and we begin painting our first coat of paint The awesome thing about this paint is that it only needs Two coats and it completely seals you don’t need a sealant at the end or anything The two coats of paint does the job and you don’t have to worry about it chipping or anything So I’m just making sure on all the vertical kind of slats and painting vertical and then any of the horizontal slats painting horizontal So just kind of going with the grain of the wood if that makes sense If you’re using the same paint, we did it goes on so smoothly It’s so easy to paint with I wasn’t worried about messing up or anything It just went on so smoothly which was really convenient And this is how the crib looked after one coat of paint as you can see you can still See some of the black through it. It’s not completely opaque So we completely waited for that to dry, which it takes around like three to four hours for it to completely dry So the next day we decided to do our second coat of paint However, if you started a little bit earlier in the day, you could totally finish this crib in one day, which is really nice Especially if you’re on a time crunch again, this was not hard to apply the second coat as we were going over we could see that it was already getting opaque and Had a really nice creamy finish to it. So it does not take a lot of effort just making sure to completely coat the crib obviously, but It’s not hard at all. And here’s how the crib looked after that second coat of paint So again, we waited for it to completely dry. And I decided I wanted to distress the edges. I personally loved the distressed look so I just went in with that sanding sponge again and Lightly distressed some of the edges of the crib anywhere that I wanted some of the black to peek through I did this with a very light hand because I didn’t want it to be overwhelming I just wanted some slight distressing and then our crib was done so we put it into place and Bry went ahead and put the metal mattress frame back on and put the drawer into place and This is the finished product again. I love the way this looks we love the color The finish of it is so creamy and smooth. I personally love that chalk paint kind of finish though I was a little worried that this was gonna be too glossy, but it is definitely not super glossy It’s definitely more of like a creamy kind of finish which I thought was perfect for this crib It feels sealed and everything and it looks smooth. I just love how it turned out So I hope you guys found this tutorial helpful If you did, please give it a thumbs up and let me know in the comments below if you have ever repainted or refinished a piece of furniture before and if so What did you repaint slash refinished because I would love to know if you like furniture makeovers like this I do have a couple other tutorials that I’ve done in the past on our channel So I will have those linked in the cart above and if you’re interested in our pregnancy journey and everything We’ve been doing to get ready for baby I will have the playlist also in the cart above and in the description, but I’ll see you guys in our next video. Bye

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