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As I am a Snowbird, now in our winter home in Florida, I had to leave the Pierce dollhouse that I was working on back north in Canada. I've not been idle however :) I thought I would work on some furnishings to inspire me when I return to the main construction in the spring. Here is a baby crib I've just completed. I still have to dress it, but I thought I would share what I've done so far.  

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Cute. I've been working in a crib for the past two days, also.

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What an elegant design for a baby crib. What company makes it?

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It is a beauty.   Show us more as you make more.  I like the idea of making furniture rather than buying ready made but so far have only made a simple bed.  

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I made it myself KathieB.  The headboard and footboard was a wooden Christmas ornament that I bought at Michael's and cut in half. The legs are made from square wooden beads that I bought at a dollar store. I had to sand off the letters but it was fairly easy. I had some channel rail left from what I purchased to build a staircase and the dowels were purchased at Michael's.

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I also thought at first it was a kit!  What a clever use of those laser cut wooden ornaments!  Where did you snowbirds land?  Looks like a condo, rather than a RV in the background (I live near the Gulf Cost, an love it when our snowbirds begin to flock!).  I also love to make my own furniture.

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Havanaholly,I'm in a 55+ mobile home park in Winter Haven Florida. We purchased this home three years ago and it is one of the best decisions I've made in a long time. Another great decision was to open up that old dollhouse box.  Luckily this home is rather small so cleaning doesn't encroach too far into my time dedicated to my new "mini"  passion.

 

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You are in a lovely part of the state, and have Ron's Miniatures within shopping distance!   *sigh*

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i was almost born in Winter Haven.  I love all of the lakes up there. I live in south Florida. If you are still around in March take a day trip to our miniature show in Boca Raton.

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8 hours ago, Lise A said:

I made it myself KathieB.  The headboard and footboard was a wooden Christmas ornament that I bought at Michael's and cut in half. The legs are made from square wooden beads that I bought at a dollar store. I had to sand off the letters but it was fairly easy. I had some channel rail left from what I purchased to build a staircase and the dowels were purchased at Michael's.

I'm impressed, Lise! What a wonderful eye you have for repurposing materials. :) 

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Sable, send me the dates, I would love to go. Although I do have a cruise booked out of Miami i March so it may not be in the cards this year :)

 

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45 minutes ago, Lise A said:

Sable, send me the dates, I would love to go. Although I do have a cruise booked out of Miami i March so it may not be in the cards this year :)

 

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