Monday, April 15, 2013

SUSY GOOSE BARBIE PLATFORM BED

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leave comments on every one
of the giveaways. I am not considering
you selfish just want everyone to win
something if they can!
These drawings are gonna be
held every 20th - 25th of each month.
 
Allergy's are grounding me to the bed
so I am sleeping majority of the time!!
And what time I am awake I do try to
work on my apartment building.
So PLEASE PARDON ME FOR NOT
VISITING YOU.
 
Everyone of you are in my hearts and
prayers.
 
The apartments are going to have more
up to date looks.
One of these apartments is going to have
a platform bed in it. So I thought that I would
share with you of how I made it. As you know
I have to cheat because I am not good with
wood so I have to come up with other ideas.
 
I hope you like this one.
 
The mattress was easy to make. I make all of
my mattress's the same. They are either a piece of foam
wrapped with cheesecloth or sometimes a piece of
cardboard wrapped with cheesecloth.
 
The mattress for this bed is a thin piece of foam
covered with cheesecloth. The sheets
surround the cheesecloth and are taped on. The
comforter was made from a dinner napkin. I
actually sewed the 2 pieces of fabric together.
I did make the comforter bigger so that I could
turn down the top. I also still have some more
work to do on it - have to tape it down so it looks
nice and neat.
 The bed will be backed up to this bookcase that
I have had forever. Never could figure out what I
wanted to do with it. Now I know.
 I keep wondering if I should paint the bookcase.
Hopefully, by the time I put it in the apartment,
I will know by then.
 I was hoping that you would notice that the drawers
under the bed do open. There is going to be lots of
storage to put clothes or accessories in them. I am
thinking about putting 3 dividers in each large
drawer.
 These are Susy Goose which was made for Barbie.
I bought 2 of these from the internet. I bought them
on separate dates so I could get these close to the
same color. Because these are old some of them
are slightly yellow from age. Some are really yellow.
So if you do this be sure to get the colors as close
as you can.
 Believe it or not these are the right size for a
miniature dollhouse bed.  Look for good prices on
ebay. Make sure they are not broken before you
buy it. But if you do not mind it being broken then
thats okay too. There are many ways to hide a
dent, scratch or a broken piece.
 Be sure to buy 2 of them. I am not worried about
the color of them and I do not think that I will paint
them. They are held together with only a strip of
double-sided tape. Now put your mattress on top!
I will probably buy another one of these Susy Goose
things and make a sofa with it. When I was young
I never owned one of these but I did own the Susy
Goose wardrobe and I loved it. My Barbie had
nice clothes, shoes, purses, gloves and hats. Which
is what I will be storing in these drawers for my
miniature dolls.
I have to go back to bed now - allergy's are taking
over my life!
 
Be good, take care and thank you for visiting me.
Many hugs and kisses,
Conny