An Unusual Treasure from the Thrift Store

Happy Valentine’s Day, Everyone. Hope your day is filled with loving hearts and beautiful flowers.

Have you ever seen a Copper Canopy Bed? Found this at the Thrift Store and had to bring it home. Welcome to the Blog today, Friends. I have a most unusual find to share with you. This doll bed is 23″ long, 33″ tall and 13″ wide. Quite large and suitable for an American Girl size doll. Let me show you how I fixed this doll bed with a little help (lots of help) from my Friends.

The bed is made from copper piping that is fitted together. The canopy is removable so the bed can be transported in two parts. The framework was all there in this wonderful patina but there was no way to put a mattress on the frame.

My talented hubby pretty much did this part. We started with some 1 1/2 inch burlap and wrapped one end around the copper side. The burlap was anchored with fabric glue and staples to hold it together while drying. Then it was clamped together until the drying process was complete. We did one side first and then stretched the burlap to the other side and repeated the process. I will go back and stitch each side by hand to secure it and then remove the staples so it will not be a hazard to a child.

My talented neighbors Ann and Howard put together the bedding for the doll bed. They made a mattress and then Ann made the most adorable canopy and matching coverlet and pillow for the bed. I absolutely love her choice of fabrics. They are so appealing and bright and happy. I can imagine a little girl falling in love with this ensemble.

The color combination is so bright and happy.

Don’t you just love the fringe on the canopy and that sweet little pillow?

Then, if that wasn’t cute enough, she made it reversible. Big thank you to Ann and Howard and, of course, my Hubby, for creating such a lovely finish for this special doll bed.

Can’t you just imagine your own daughter or granddaughter playing with her dolls and this lovely bed? With a little effort and some help from Friends this Doll Bed is ready for many more years of cherished play by a lucky little girl.

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