Sunday, February 12, 2012

"B" is for Bunk Beds #2

Built: doll bunk beds painted in tangerine orange:

Fresh and different and I'm in love.

The perfect size for Kit and all her American Girl doll friends:

The bottom bunk is open, sleepover anyone?

The quilts are basic patchwork made with scraps from my collection:

This bunk bed is going to my girl #2 for her birthday in March.

Here's how I made the bunk bed and bedding:

1. Cut wood pieces are per Ana's plans here.

2. Assemble, putty screw heads and sand:

3. Prime and sand again:

4. Choose paint color.
I used Glidden sunbaked orange flat.

5. Paint two coats
Distress edges lightly then seal with clear satin poly. 

Detail of the distressing:

6. The mattresses are made from mattress foam topper cut to size, wrapped with quilt batting and then covered with white cotton fabric sewn shut:

7. For the quilts I started with a collection of orange and periwinkle fabrics.
Then cut 3" squares.

8. Layout the squares in a random pattern.
Then stitch each row together.

9. Make the quilt sandwich with backing, batting and top.
Saftey pin layers together and quilt on the diagonal:

10. The edge is finished with Kona white binding:

11. The polka dot quilt backing matches the pillowcases:

My girl #2 will be turning 6 and she (and her big sister who is 7) is in the prime playing years for the American Girl dolls. 

 I hope they love this bunk bed as much as I loved making it.

I'm linking up to:

Whatcha Got Weekend @ Lolly Jane
SAS @ Funky Junk
Sister Sunday @ Sisters of the Wild West
Just Something I Whipped Up @ The Girl Creative
DIY Fall Festival @ The DIY Showoff
Nifty Thrifty @ Coastal Charm
Tuesday Treasures @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia
Tutorials & Tips Tuesday @ Home Stories A to Z
Good Life @ A Beach Cottage
Transformation Thursday @ The Shabby Creek Cottage
Strut Your Stuff @ Somewhat Simple
Share Awesomeness Thur @ The 36th Avenue
Flaunt it Friday @ Chic on a Shoestring
Frugal Friday @ The Shabby Nest
SAS @ Just a Girl
Feathered Nest @ French Country Cottage
Remodelaholics Anonymous @ Remodelaholic
inspiration board @ Carolyns Homework
All Things Furniture @ Perfectly Imperfect
Furniture Feature Friday @ Miss Mustard Seed
POWW @ Primitive & Proper


Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

how cute is that? i love the cheery color, too!

Inspire Me Heather said...

Super cute Jaime - I love it in orange and the quilt is beautiful too!

Lionelsa said...

Amazing project. Looks like real one :-)

Karyn said...

Wow that's awesome. Very cute.

Amy said...

I love that! The orange is awesome. And the quilts and tiny pillows... Well you just cant get much sweeter! Hope she loves it for many years to come.

Tanja @ Postmodern Hostess said...

That is so amazingly creative, and really impressive in the scope and execution. Wow!

heidi said...

Your daughters are so lucky, and so are their dolls. That is a great bed! Santa brought my girl a hand painted dollbed with a handmade quilt for Christmas this year, and it has gotten so much use.

Just Simply Live said...

WOW!!! You are amazing. My daughter would be in heaven if I made her that.

Aisling Beatha said...

brings back memories of when I made a teddy bears bunk bed for my boys. That was a long time ago.

Megan said...

I've just come over from 'The Cottage Home' comment section. I'm in love with your bunk bed and the colour is sooooooo beautiful. I might make one of these in a years time as my girls are a bit young and I might also make this quilt...


Robinson said...

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