Sunday, March 24, 2013

A Doll Bed for Lovebug...

This past Christmas {I know... I'm so behind} we were so excited to give our sweet girl some handmade gifts. I shared the first, her quilt- HERE.

The second gift was bought long before Christmas. I picked it up at Children's Orchard- my friend owns the store and called to tell me about the great find. I immediately picked it up, brought it home and put it in the basement for a little TLC later.

When Brian decided that he'd re-do it for Lovebug and give it to her for Christmas, I was thrilled! He's such a wonderful Daddy... completely in love with his little girl and would do anything for her.

The bed was in good condition. It just needed a little wood glue, some paint and personalization. He sanded, painted, distressed it, and added the monogram, using a stencil. He left the bottom bed plain, so we could add Baby Sissy's initial later.

While he worked on all that, I sewed up two pillow covers for the foam mattresses he bought. I used leftover material from her nursery bedding, and it's pictured here with a pillow I made for her rocking chair and her baby quilt that I made before she was born.

I was so pleased with how it turned out! Bri did a great job and our girl LOVES it! As soon as he brought it out, she quickly found her babies and put them in bed- blankets and all. Each night before bed, she tucks them in... precious.


  1. LOVE this! I had one very similar when I was little and Julia had a canopy one. You can bet they are stored for "some day" down the road! Brian is an amazing example a daddy that truly loves his precious little girl. She is one special lady and is extremely blessed to have you both for parents. Love that little sis will have her own bunk!

  2. So sweet!

    Abigail has the baby doll bed my grandpa made for me when I was a little girl. It is so precious!

    There is nothing like the special, personal connection of a homemade gift like that.

  3. I love that this is a bunk bed. How unique!

  4. What an adorable bed and what a sweet project by you and your husband! So cute that she tucks them in every night. My girls do that with their AG dolls. I would love if you would share this at my link party.
    Take care,

    1. Thanks so much for coming by and linking up! I hope to see you again next week.