Friday, December 13, 2013

DIY Princess & the Pea Play Bed

Build: diy princess & the pea play bed

It's Friday and Ana White and I have teamed up again to bring you another gift build, a project you can build using Ana's free plans just in time for the holidays.

Today we're sharing the cutest little doll bed you ever did see.
It's the princess and the pea bed with beautiful styling and fairytale details:

I built this version from 1/2" mdf scraps and added some easy to sew mattresses:

The princess fabric doll is diy too.  

The small scale of the doll bed (12"l x 4 1/2"w) makes it easily manageable for young kids.

How to build a princess & the pea play bed:

1. Follow Ana's plans and make wood cuts.
I choose to use 1/2" mdf - it's more forgiving with a jig saw.

2. Draw lines for detailed cutouts:

3. Construct using glue and finish nails.  Sand.

4. Prime (spray paint is your best bet). Sand.

5. Paint two coats sanding in between.

Be sure to check back next week as we have 3 more super easy and fast builds that you can definitely make in time for the big day.  


  1. What a sweet little doll bed, perfect for a little princess!

  2. Absolutely adorable, Jaime! I love the pink. :)

  3. I just saw this in the Olive & Cocoa catalog and loved it! I'm going to get my husband to help me make this for our daughter, thanks so much!