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Monday, September 2, 2013

Making my bed =)

I cut two wooden sticks in the length of 11,5 cm and two 17cm long. I do wish that I had made the sides 13cm instead, but this works too =)
Like I said in another post I used Lego (or actually Duplo) and masking tape for support while the glue for the frame dried. In Swedish Biltema they sell sticks that are suitable for dollhouse furniture =) Quite cheep but a bit hard, but good for building.

I glued popsicles on the inside, to support the ribs (or should I say splint instead??? I'm not talking about ribs on a human being ;) But somehow I just thought I could use that word here too...) I used Panduros quick glue. Dried quick enough =) but I took some clothe-spins just in case...



Then I made the ribs/ splints for supporting the mattress. (Yes that is a couple of sponges you see in the back, will get back to that later...)

Then came the legs. I had a lot of fun doing this bed, until the legs.... Why does it has to be 4 of them?! I made them out of a square long stick, that I found outside after new years eve, a rocket-stick of some kind. I do hate new years eve actually, but I like finding these great sticks ;)
But it was hard getting all the legs in the same length, as soon as I sanded a little on one, that one was shorter than the rest.. and to get them to stay in the right position was quite hard. But I had placed the splints close enough so that they give a bit of support for the legs too =)
And with a little masking tape I think I manage to make a relatively flat bed... One leg may be longer than the other, but it doesn't look awful, so I'm happy =)



The frame is done, now to the mattress =)

Here came the sponges =) I removed the green top and used only the soft part =)

And as I guessed they shine trough...But I took another piece of sheet and then it looks better


 I'm thinking of doing a headboard too, but I have to think about that, so this is how the bed looks like now =) In the bedroom. I will make a quilt and some pillows too, but I don't know when ;)
Take care
Hannah

20 comments:

  1. Jag är imponerad! Verkligen snygg och bra gjord!

    Lil på Lilsdolls

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  2. You did a perfect job on the bed. Thank you Hannah for showing how.
    The use of lego is a good idea.
    Hugs, Drora

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  3. Has realizado un sólido somier y un bonito colchón. Ya verás que bien te queda cuando pongas los accesorios necesarios.

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    1. Thank you! I've started on the pillows now =)

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  4. Привет!
    Какая замечательная кровать! Спасибо, что показали, как вы ее строили! Хорошая работа!
    Объятья
    Татьяна

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  5. A little bit of wood, has been turned into a very nice bed and you are brilliant, at finding things you can use. It looks just like an expensive purchase. Thanks for showing how.
    Hugs
    Wyrna

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    1. Thank you for the nice words Wyrna!

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  6. jättefin! uppskattar att du visar hur du gjort den också, gillar när folk lägger upp tutorials.

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    1. Tack! Det gillar jag med, därför försöker jag dela med mig av det jag gjort med =)

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  7. Thanks for the tutorial. Your bed is perfect.
    Bye, Faby

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  8. Hi Hannah, your bed is looking so fine! How clever to use sponges to create the mattrass. I'll keep this in mind :-)

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  9. Your bed is great. Thanks for the wonderful tutorial. Fantastic idea using the sponges. Looking forward to seeing more.
    Hugs Maria

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  10. Hannah
    I love how you made that bed I've been thinking about getting some leggo blocks but I can't seem to find any at the dollar store here (I remember when they used to have tons of them) I hope you do make a headboard for it but if not it's still a good bed

    Hugs
    Marisa :)

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    1. Thank you! This duplo is from when me and my brother were kids =) and now my daughter plays with it, I just borrowed it, but I might not want to give it back now ;)
      I think I will do a headboard, but I have so many ideas like usual, so I don't know when I will make it ;)

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Thanks for reading, I love to read your comments =)
Hannah