Remember the fabulous vintage doll bed that I purchased at the Nokomis sales?
I had visions of adding a bottom and then using it as a plant box, or as a centerpiece on my dining room table. Well, before I left for the shore, I did turn it into a centerpiece.
Is it odd to have a doll bed centerpiece? Maybe.
But I went ahead and sent it off with Ken to have a piece of wood cut to fit the bottom. When I got it back I mixed up some MMS milk paint and tried to match the existing color as best I could. I really just played around and added a little of this and a little of that until it looked about right. I started with some Luckett’s Green, Eulalie’s Sky and Grain Sack. That combo looked a bit light and washed out so I added some Kitchen Scale and then some Boxwood.
The color I came up with is actually fairly close. It does look quite a bit ‘cleaner’ than the old stuff. I could have added some dark wax if I wanted it to blend better, but I’m OK with it as is.
Next I cleaned the bed using a magic eraser and plain water, and then I filled it up with ironstone and placed it in the middle of my dining table.
Still think it looks odd?
Would you use a doll bed filled with ironstone as your centerpiece?
Please tell me I’m not the only one.