Now that it’s after Christmas and this gift has been given I think it’s safe to finally share it without someone ruining the surprise.
Chris and I didn’t find a lot of time to be able to make many things for Christmas gifts but we were able to do this one. I’ve been wanting to make a doll bed for our niece and Chris helped me make one this year. We used Ana White’s Farmhouse Doll Bed pattern and pretty much just followed the directions. Since we keep a lot of scraps we were actually able to find everything we needed in our garage and cut it all down to size.
While I was sanding away Chris assembled all the pieces by gluing and nailing them together with our smallest nail gun.
He used a scrap of wood to center the top and bottom boards that attached all the slats together on the headboard and footboards.
Here’s one side all assembled and ready to go.
From there we pretty much followed the directions and attached everything to the frame. We did add an extra 2×2 board in the center of the bed to add a little extra strength.
To finish off the bed I used two coats of kilz2 primer and two coats of white paint to finish off the bed.
The only part we had to buy was a small sheet of thin plywood to use as a base for the mattress.
Of course I couldn’t stop there I had to create a little bedding set.
I made a mattress and pillows using Ana White’s pattern. To go with is I put together a simple little quilt using scraps I already had on hand.
Of course since I’m crazy and little addicted I also couldn’t help but cut out some shapes with my silhouette to personalize it a bit more.
I just love the way it turned out. As usual the sanding and painting could be a little tedious at times but I think the end product was worth it.
Were you able to make any of your Christmas gifts this year?