Saturday, December 8, 2007

a special gift...

I found this sweet dolly bed at a flea market and have had it hidden away. I am going to repaint it and get a sweet quilt and mattress pillow for it ... for maddy for Christmas.

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I simply love the kitty's on the head and foot of the bed and i know maddy will too...but i've been wrangling with how the heck i'm going to save them...well i decided that i will photo them and then print out the photo onto lazertran paper and replace the originals after i repaint the bed....

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I bought some creamy pale pale pink paint...(she's getting a new baby girl dolly from santa) then i'll replace the kitty's with the new (old) prints...

I think she is going to love it! What do you think?

hugz

8 comments:

Elizabeth said...

Maddy is going to love it!!! I have several of these old doll beds. One is from my Mom- becca is too old for it and never played wiith dolls anyway, but I still love collecting them- Now what to do with them??????
Your ideas for rescuing the kittens is BRILLIANT!!!!!
Hugs!
Elizabeth

kelly snelling said...

Barb! that bed is gorgeous! now you can cover those kitty cats with rubber cement before you paint. i would put two or three thin coats, letting it dry well between each coat. then you can just roll your brush right over the kitties. when you are done the rubber cement will rub right off leaving the nice felines intact underneath. i use this method a lot when i work on cabinet cards. on a rare occasion i will have one spot where i haven't gotten enough rubber cement on (i usually only paint on one thin coat) and a bit of paint might sneak through. but if you are thorough this really should work quite nicely. i can't wait to see it all finished! she will love it!

The Rose Room said...

Its gorgeous, lucky Maddy! Can't wait to see the re painted version - Rachael - xo

vivian said...

aww! how sweet that little bed is! what a good grammy you are! Maddy is adorable by the way!
have a great week!
vivian

vivian said...

hey barb, I'm back again! Just wanted to touch base with you on the snowman swap. did you ever hear from your swap partner. I know you sent yours, cause I got one!! (which is one of my favorite ornaments this year!!) Well, I left a message for aless on her blog.. Hopefully one of us will hear from her. let me know if you do ok.. did you recieve anything from her?
ok dear, hugs...
vivian

Dawn said...

Maddy is going to love it, I had a bed just like this except it had poodles on it - it was the BEST!!! I gave it to the local hospital when I had finished with it.
So yes this gift will be loved!

Jennifer Conway said...

Oh! That bed is perfect! I love it! What a treat - it's a perfect gift!

Gypsy Mermaid said...

Oh that is the cutest bed! she will love it!

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