a dollie crib for Baby K

I finished the dollie crib for Baby K!

When it was mine it was a sort of green leaning aqua color with animal decals.
I painted it purple and added the wooden hearts for Thing 1.
Since Baby K doesn’t have a favorite color yet, I chose two soft coral colors hoping she’ll like them.

First, I took it completely apart and sanded it. Then I used wood glue to ensure it went back together properly before prepping it for paint.

I finished painting it Friday.
(you can see where even with sanding it well, the decals and where the hearts were attached were problematic)

I put it back together Saturday.

YBW had a piece for the bottom that became exactly what was needed with a little reinforcement.
I cut foam to the perfect fit for the crib mattress.
Went to Target Sunday afternoon for a pillow case to cover the foam mattress.
(WTF was I thinking going anywhere on the weekend in these mask-wearing-pandemic times? Target was straight chaos. For a bit longer, I will only go public places during the week.)

Anyway, we had fun reimagining this little doll bed for Baby K.
Now it’s in her room, and ready for her to put her dollies in when she gets here.
Three weeks from today!

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8 thoughts on “a dollie crib for Baby K

  1. That’s so cute!

  2. How thoughtful of you! You did a fine job, very nice. From the heart!

  3. Adelaide Dupont

    Robyn:
    Corals are so lovely.
    It took me a while to find a favourite colour.
    Sanding is an important wood/metalwork skill.

  4. Excellent! Love your choices!

    • Thank you! I’m pretty excited to see how she likes it. I heard today she’s begun carrying her dollies around, so this will come at a great time! ❤

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