Rocking New Addition

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Over the weekend we added a pretty rocking new addition to our bedroom. For the first few months after our baby  arrives we plan on having the baby sleep in our room. Instead of making room temporally for the baby's crib, we decided a cradle would be a good solution. At first we planned on buying a new one, then thought why not check out Craigslist? I started my search under the baby and kids section of Craigslist, and quickly came across a cradle. I looked past the messy Craigslist picture { it's always funny that people don't clean up the background when posting pictures on CL } I bought the cradle for $ 30 bucks! The cradle wouldn't fit in my car { sometimes I think my car is an SUV } the seller was kind enough to drive the cradle to my house. The cradle was in great shape, just needed some cleaning and a fresh coat of white
Mr. CLH cleaned the cradle with mild soup, then primed the cradle and spray painted it matte white. The cradle looks even more darling! Next I started looking for cradle bedding, I wanted the bedding to be all white. I just pictured our baby sleeping in all white bedding like a little angle. I found the prefect cradle bedding on The bedding is a three piece white cable knit set by Tadpoles: Cradle Bumper, Sheet & Blanket. The bedding was
$ 32.76 and I had a $10 off coupon, so I only paid $ 22.76 and the items were shipping for free. The shipping was super fast, I placed my order on Thursday and the package arrived on Friday. Gotta love Amazon Coupons! The bumper is super soft and the cable knit blanket is OK, its very lightweight.

We place the cradle next to our closet and only a few steps from our bedroom. We love how the cradle looks in our bedroom. Its a pretty addition. Here's our new to us cradle in our bedroom.

The cradle rocks gently back and forth and also has stoppers on the bottom so the cradle can stay un-rocked. The brown and white geometric baby blanket is from Dwell Baby for Target. I love the modern print against the classic style cradle. I found the sweet little bear was a clearance find from The Land of Nod. The little bear was only $ 5.95! It's our baby's first bear. The bear is called the Fuzzy Wuzzy bear.

Here's the inside of the cradle, as you can see the cradle is a nice size. I still can't believe I thought it would fit in the backseat of my car!

Here's a close up of the bumper, the cable knit its so pretty and exactly what I was looking for.

Glancing over at the cradle while sitting in bed, its getting us so excited for our little addition to arrive! Last but not least, I wanted to share the my Amazon Coupon code with all of you!! The $ 10 off coupon is good at in the Baby Store { offer Expires 2/28/11 } Enjoy!

Use Coupon Code at Checkout: 5JH8-KAUMG-LL632L

And that's our rocking new addition to our bedroom!


  1. So so adorable and I love the mix of modern and traditional!

    P.S. I mentioned you (and your towels) over on MSH the other day

  2. I love the white bedding and the cable knit is so unique for a baby. You must be so excited about the upcoming arrival. Hope you're feeling well.

  3. So cool and stylish...that's gonna be one happy baby...I can't wait to see the rest of the room...

  4. I really love it! I think this is the perfect piece and I bet you will use the rocking feature a lot. Great find:)

  5. Oh my gosh, you are so amazing for putting that all together. I love it!!

  6. CONGRATS again....
    I love a deal. And since you have the TOUCH, it wouldn't make sense to buy it brand new.

    That looks gr8!

    Good find.....

  7. Thanks everyone! We are so looking forward to starting on the nursery, right now I'm gathering ideas :)

  8. Hilary - Thanks for mentioning my blog on yours! :) very sweet of you

  9. Super-cute! And for only $30!?! That's awesome.

    Love the softness of the bumpers, etc that you picked out... they look so cozy!!

  10. OMG, this is too cute Katrina! I can't wait to see what you have planned for the nursery!

  11. I love the cradle - its so classic and modern. I know the nursery is going to be wonderful! Fantastic job!!!

  12. I love love love it. What a great find. I'm always partial to these type of small cradles over the plasticy versions. And the knit is so soft and pretty. Are you able to keep the bumpers in there wiht baby? I"ve heard yes and no.

  13. Very useful tips for make your home more attractive with extra long twin bedding style. I think that is so great! Thanks for the information on topics.I was excited by this article.

  14. love the white...clean and crisp just for baby..i would have been afraid of white back in the day, but i think you picked a color thats easy to maintain...but really looks good so far.

  15. Kim -- We our first baby his bumper was pale yellow and blue, I used a sheet saver on his sheets and never had a problem with stains - I plan to spot treat all stains and soak if needed, but it should be fine

  16. Oh, that cable knit is the icing on the cake!


Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts! Best, Katrina

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