After much reading/debating about what to do with baby boy as a brand new little newborn, I was really leaning toward a cradle. Mostly because my mom used one for all five of her babies and my sister used the same cradle for her baby. I'm a sentimental person, and wanted the same. Too bad my sister couldn't easily ship over my mom's so I could use it too.
But the only cradles I was finding online were starting at like $100 and the cheaper looking bassinets were still like $50. It's only going to be used for a little bit, so I did not want to pay that much. If you can't tell already, my whole mindset with all of this baby supply business is to try and get a bargain: mostly because that means more money for our travel fund ha.
Then one day I walked into my favorite Japanese thrift store and found this!
So I gave it a good cleaning with lemon oil, then used some wood scratch touch up marker things a friend let me borrow. I covered the pad with a water resistant crib mat thing given to me by another friend, and sewed two separate envelope type covers for easy removal for cleaning.
And this is my finished product!
And honestly nothing makes me feel better than the fact that the total price of all of this was like $50. Yay for thrifting and refashioning!
Now we just wait and see if baby boy actually likes sleeping in it. I sure hope so.