I finally finished projects 1 and 2. I was going to break this post up into 2 parts but I didn't feel it was too long to share. It is actually shorter than some of my post I have done in the past.
Anyway, the last post I did about these projects was the one on project #1. Now I am going to show what I did on project #2 and then show you both of them painted and finished.
The day that my dad came over and helped me with the high-chair (project #1). He also helped me with project #2, the doll bed.
First he taught me to drill holes inside the bed so that I could put screws to tighten the bed and make it sturdy.
Then he helped me put in a couple of screws to make sure I did it straight.
Then I finished it on my own.
I had to sand it.
I did end up painting the high-chair and the bed right on schedule.
Here they are painted.
Next I measured and marked the foam pad that was to be the mattress. I had to, to make it fit the bed. It wasn't long enough.
Then I cut it. See what I mean by, it wasn't long enough?
Then I took the material and drew a pattern on it, my own pattern. I was proud of myself. I have never done that before.
Then a sewing away I went.
Kurt took these pictures.
He told me to smile in one of them but I couldn't smile naturally. You know when someone tells you to smile and it isn't natural?
Deep in thought.
This picture is for real.
I sewed it to be like a pillow sham that way I can clean it when it gets dirty. All in all I liked how the mattress turned out. I just wished it would have been a little more snug. Oh well.
Before and after pictures.
I loved how it turned out!
Before and after pictures of the high-chair.
I loved how it turned out too!
Here are the 2 projects together, done!
When I put the high-chair and the bed on the floor to take pictures, Ayla went and got her doll and started playing with them right away.
I love how tender she is to her baby doll.
She loves the high-chair and the doll bed. That made it all worth the work.
I didn't quite give them to her yet. We haven't had her birthday party yet because we postponed it. I am glad we did because I had so much to do for the Blue and Gold dinner I had for Cub Scouts. Plus it gave me a little more time to finish the projects. I am so glad I had a deadline for the projects because I'm not sure I would have ever gotten them done. Now the next project is her dresser. I need to paint that. I will definitely put it on the blog to commit to it so I will get that done too.
I am so glad I did this! When you finish a project, you really feel a sense of accomplishment!