If you follow along on Instagram or Facebook you may have seen a sneak peek or two at the doll bunk beds that we made for Navi’s birthday. (follow along on Instagram! @navybeanlane for random updates and sneak peeks of my latest projects!) And when I say we, it was a total collaboration with Kasey’s Grandpa building them, Kasey painting them, and me sewing all the bedding.
I am so so happy with the outcome!
We decided to go with Benjamin Moore White Dove for the paint, 1- because we had extra from a previous cabinet job (can’t beat free paint!), and 2- because I wanted it to go with whatever changes happen in her room over the years so white was the natural choice.
The bedding was made out of Navi’s old receiving blankets and the fabric for the pillows was cut from her old crib sheet. I love how it gives another life to her baby linens and also ties into her room perfectly!
I absolutely love the sentimental meaning in that Navi used to sleep on the very sheet that her babies now do! Gah! I just want to eat her up … why oh why do they have to grow up?
Back to the bunk bed … I got the plans from Ana White. Have you checked out her site? She is AMAZING! The bed is made to fit an American Girl doll, so it’s a pretty good size. Often times Navi will double or triple them up and have 4-6 doll sleeping comfortably! :) There is also a tutorial on her sight for the bedding and pillows. Don’t be scared to make it … if I can do it, then trust me so can you!
Navi loves to give her babies kisses and tuck them into their new beds and I love watching her be a little mama! Really, how is she this big!?!
Anyone doing any DIY this weekend? I will be working on wrapping up a couple of projects for Mason’s room that I can’t wait to show you next week! (And yes, I’m aware that my goal was to be DONE by the first of March … for some reason or another things always seem to take longer than I expect around here! Oh well, such is life!)
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