Doll bed from castoffs

January 3rd, 2011 in member junk     
rustinpeace rustinpeace, member
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These are parts of dresser drawers that my neighbor was throwing out plus some scraps that were either given to me or left over from previous projects.
Drawer fronts become the sides while drawer sides become the head & foot boards.
Add the canopy posts and paint.  The only money outlay was for paint.  I had no choice, I was all out of pink, purple, and gold, which were the only colors my daughter wanted!  The finials are my favorite part: antique pump organ stops with old buttons in the centers.
Just for fun, the original pulls, but sitting flush against the bed instead of sticking out.  To sort of say to people, What did I used to be???
And, a place for Elizabeth to finally lay her head.  My daughter loves it, and it was FREE.
These are parts of dresser drawers that my neighbor was throwing out plus some scraps that were either given to me or left over from previous projects.

These are parts of dresser drawers that my neighbor was throwing out plus some scraps that were either given to me or left over from previous projects.


I wanted to make a bed for this doll (not the human one) and the challenge was to do it on a zero money outlay basis.  I came so close!  If only I'd had these paint colors on hand!


Pattern or design used: My own design
posted in: member junk, vintage, wood, whimsical, historical, european, 20s

Comments (8)

rustinpeace writes: Ah, Midge! Although new to JMS as a member, I've been an admirer of your projects on this site for quite a while. Thanks for letting me off the hook in terms of expense :) Posted: 11:50 am on January 6th
junkermidge writes: Lisa, great job on that bed! No wonder your daughter just loves it! I never figure in the cost of paint, so I'm thinking you DID do it for free -- Yay!!
Midge Posted: 7:44 pm on January 5th
rustinpeace writes: Jim, it's high praise coming from the expert. Many thanks!
-Lisa Posted: 6:36 pm on January 5th
JunkArchitect writes: You did a fantastic job and for free!

Jim
Posted: 6:32 am on January 5th
rustinpeace writes: Kathy, RD, ATG, those compliments, coming from the "pros", mean a lot. This is a great community. Posted: 9:18 am on January 4th
shabbychick writes: Too cute - and so resourceful of you. Ya just gotta love "neighbors' junk" - I grab it when I can too!

Thanks for sharing.

Kathy Posted: 7:30 am on January 4th
RustyDiva writes: For someone new to junkin you sure are good at it! Great job. Any doll would be proud to lay her head in such a great bed. Next your daughter's gonna want a "human" size one to match. :) Posted: 7:17 am on January 4th
artteachergirl writes: Too cute! The bed, the two dolls:-) Cool finials and cool price! Good job! Posted: 6:43 pm on January 3rd
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