|Poor Tink, she's doesn't know she's about to|
be ditched for Megara!
|I will be so glad when she gets out of|
the squinty eye/squished nose phase!
|Folded neatly, as we speak. |
Time for summer PJs...
|Patiently waiting for D|
to come home
And that was a bad case of sticker shock!
HOLY WOW! Who is going to pay that for poorly constructed knock-off furniture?? Clearly lots of people, but not this girl! There are handmade beds available from John Q. Public, much better quality, but still $75+. Still not paying that for a 7 year-old's birthday present!
So I hit Pinterest, where else, to find some inspiration. My first thought was My Froggy Stuff - find her on YouTube. She does AMAZING things with hot glue, duct tape and card board. I used some of her tutorials for Barbie pieces, but they did not withstand the wrath of babyzilla. She maybe 5, she is still rough on toys. Then I moved on to DIYs for wooden beds. This was my first thought - super easy to do, based on the AG Farmhouse bed. I kept looking until I found this one and fell in love. I was not a fan of the balls and thought that the cross beams were a bit bulky, so there were some modifications.
It took 24 hours from start to finish. The wood cost $20 - including the finials and decorative piece , the spray paint was $3.50, the fabric was on sale for $5 for a yard and the 2" chair pad that I used for mattress was $4.50 with my 40% off coupon. $33 is not too shabby in my estimation. Especially if you look at the version that $45 buys you in the stores.
|Finials instead of those monster balls on the original example.|
|For the Headboard - it is all in the details.|
|Thanks to Elly @firewifeelly for the|
suggestion to use some of the sheer
curtains I have laying around...
|This is where last night left off. Definitely looking like a bed!|
My no-sew mattress and pillows - I'm still terrified of sewing
my fingers together!