Thursday, April 12, 2012

"B" is for Bunk Beds #3

Built: doll bunk beds

Painted in orange, again, with fresh fiesta inspired quilts:

This set of bunk beds will be going to my kids' school auction, Fiesta is the theme so I made the bunk bed to coordinate!

It fits American Girl or any 18" dolls, just climb the ladder McKenna:

Here's how I made the bunk beds:

1. Using Ana White's plans here, cut boards and construct:

2. Prime, paint two coats Glidden sunbaked orange.
Distress edges then seal clear satin poly:

 3. Cut 3" squares and stitch together.
Make quilt sandwich: backing, batting, top and pin together:

4. Quilt on the diagonal every other row:

5. Add binding, wash and dry.
Make pillows and pillowcases to match:

6. The mattresses are foam mattress topper cut to size wrapped with quilt batting.
Then cover - envelope pillow style - with white fabric:

Put it altogether and you have the cutest doll bunk beds:

And just for comparison here's the 'fiesta' bunk beds next to the original orange:

I'm linking up to:

DIY Talent Parade @ Pretty Handy Girl
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


  1. So cute! i might have to have santa's workshop make one for my daughter... i love it!

  2. Those bunk beds are adorable! ~ Maureen

  3. You make it look and sound so easy. The bunk beds are adorable!

  4. I was just getting over the fact that you made the doll bunk beds yourself, and then I see that you sewed the quilts too! Crazy talented lady! Thanks for sharing them in the DIY Talent Parade.

  5. This bunk set is beyond adorable!!! Where did you find such a great selection of fabrics? What is a set? I so enjoy looking at all of your projects.