Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Santa's Workshop

My home has been feeling a bit like Santa's workshop lately. These pieces will make a few little girls (and their dolls) very happy this Christmas.

The piece above was finished in Sherwin-Williams classic ivory and sealed with Vermont Natural Coatings satin PolyWhey sealer. It was built from a modified version of Ana White's farmhouse doll bed plans out of 1x2 and 1x3 furring strips which lend it rustic farmhouse appeal.

The mattresses are made from bio-based foam from Hobby Lobby.

This farmhouse bunk and trundle were built from the same plans out of the same wood and sealed with the same PolyWhey sealer. The PolyWhey raises the grain of the wood a bit (especially where it coats knots), so it is a good idea to use sanding sealer first or expect to apply multiple coats of PolyWhey with sanding in between

The high chair fits dolls smaller than 18" and is a great fit for stuffed animals. It was built from Ana White's doll high chair plans out of #1 pine 1x2s with scrap pine for the seat and tray. It was also sealed with PolyWhey and required sanding between coats to get a smooth finish.