This Christmas, Emma asked for a doll bed. No, not just any old doll bed, she was quite specific. It had to be big enough to fit her biggest baby -- a big girl we call "Bubba". She wanted it to be purple, with a purple pillow and blanket, with necklaces hanging from it. What??? How the hell am I gonna find something like that at Target. Good thing Santa's star elf of the year (i.e. Melody) has the skills and workmanship to whip up such a creation.
Remember the dollhouse made out of drawers? Well, I had another drawer of that size left, and that became the bulk of my doll bed.
So, how did I go from this.....
- First, I needed two garden stakes (see bed posts), I attached them to the front of the drawer with a screwgun. I first sawed off the point part that you put in the ground so that it was square.
- I took the old knob from two of the drawers, and attached it on top of each bedpost with wood glue.
4. I attached the mattress with a hinge so that it could open and close for extra storage (i.e. doll clothes and accessories).
5. Then, I painted the doll bed purple (as requested).
6. Once dry, I attached some cheap necklaces that I bought from WalMart (as requested), and I sewed a purple pillow (beginner sewers can definitely do this), and blanket to match. All found from old scraps of fabric I had laying around.
In the end, we had a nice bed for Emma's dollies to sleep. Emma finds it so comfortable that, even she, can be found perched on top of the doll bed! Here's a picture of Baby Snow getting ready for her nap. And, just so you know, Baby Bubba fits this bed perfectly, too, and now sleeps very comfortably.