Friday, March 8, 2013

Baby Doll Bunk Bed


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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  1. Sooooooo Cute! I LOVE how it turned out!!! I have seen that bed on Ana's site and it is so cute and you guys did awesome with it! I love all the bedding too and it looks like Navi loves it too! Way to go!! :)

    1. Isn't it fun? I would have loved one growing up! Thanks for all your sweet words as usual!

  2. That turned out so cute and I love how you used Navi's old baby blankets and sheets to make the new ones! That is a great way to repurpose a sentimental item! Maddie has not ever gotten super into the baby dolls, but if this new baby girl is, I am definitely making some of those!

    1. Thanks Julie! The funny thing is Dax likes to play with it just as much as Navi! It gets plenty of use even though Navi isn't always playing with it! And I figure she can keep it and pass it down to her kids ...

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