I cant tell you how many times I have heard the words " You are such a Martha Stewart" (haha) I just love crafting, diy, painting, sewing, and home decorating. It gives me great satisfaction to look around my house and say " I MADE THAT!"

Friday, December 16, 2011

DIY Baby Doll Crib

  I know it has been a while since my last post, we just found out my husband will be deployed at the end of January to Kuwait. It was very unexpected, and I am still trying to cope with him leaving. I know that he will be just as safe here as he will be overseas (you never know what day will be your last)! It is just that I am going to miss him so much!!!


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  Ok enough of the mushy stuff and on to the project... ;)

 In a few weeks we are going to transfer Abby into her own twin bed, that I am going to build!!! Right now she is sleeping with Cole in his, because she will NOT sleep in her toddler bed. Well, I was going to sell her toddler bed or put it in the attic, until I got the idea to make it into a doll crib! Genius I know, right? LOL! It was so easy and took under an hour!

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    First, I took the foot board off by taking out the bolts.

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   Then I cut down the rails to the 4th side post. Then all I had to do was use screws to reattach it to the foot board. Easy peasy. I am going to cut down her nursery bedding to use in this mini crib, that way it will make it even more special! The best part is.... it was completely FREE!!! What a great Christmas idea, right?

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  Here it is with her bedding just folded and tucked in to make it fit, but I will post an update when I finish sewing the bedding! :)

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  * In this one you get a sneak peak at my next post :)

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 She LOVES that she can fit in it too! :)

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  Ok I have 3 more posts to write ;) and get posted!

Thanks for stopping by,

Jeni

16 comments:

  1. Very cute. and something she can keep and pass on to your granddaughters too. :)

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  2. What a terrific idea. And such a great way to reuse the bed frame. (I bet "dolly" loves it.)

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  3. So clever, and your little lady is absolutely adorable!

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  4. I pray that your husband is safe. I love the crib, and your little one is adorable.

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  5. What a fun idea! My brother used to climb in my doll crib and break it. I love that yours is strong enough for that.
    Thank you so much for being the wife of a man in the military. I appreciate all your efforts and sacrifices very much.

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  6. Thank you ladies so much! We are very proud of Him, and appreciate your support and prayers. I know I will need it in a few months after he leaves and it really sinks in that he is gone :(

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  7. Your daughter's room is super adorable! Would love love love for you to share this at our party going on now http://space46.blogspot.com/2011/12/co-hosting-pinteresting-link-party-week.html. Happy holiday! My

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  8. What a great idea!


    ~Mrs. Delightful
    ourdelightfulhome.blogspot.com

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  9. You're so creative, friend. What a great idea.

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  10. What a great idea! And your children are gorgeous! Such sweeties! Would you link it up to my party??

    http://daysofchalkandchocolate.blogspot.com/2011/12/latest-and-greatest-friday-10-christmas.html

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  11. Brilliant! That looks like our toddler bed ~ ours is white. I will be moving my daughter to her big bed probably in the spring. I am totally doing this! Thanks for sharing.

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  12. What a great idea! I featured your baby doll crib on Sew Woodsy!

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  13. Would have loved the info on how to make the blankes for the doll also. Great job!

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  14. I just discovered this blog via Pinterest, and I have to say that I've already fallen in love with it. Hubby and I haven't started trying for a baby yet, but we definitely keep our eyes open for good decorating ideas for when we are blessed with a child. This is being added to my bookmarked pages right now. And, I will be keeping your husband, you, and your lovely little family in my prayers.

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  15. Sorry about your husband leaving :( but one a happy note that crib is freaking awesome!! And I know what we will be doing with the toddler bed sitting in our attic!

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