February 23, 2009

Miniature Tudor Dollhouse Beds

I've been planning these beds for a while as part of a long-overdue swap that I owe.

The beds were punched out from an old Greenleaf dollhouse furniture kit.

Bonnie Glazier, who's made several fantastic miniature dollhouse dolls for me - (see my Van Gogh on her page? She also made some half-inch scale dolls and mermaids for me) - wanted some beds for her Harry Potter-inspired castle.

Granted, these are not real dark and dreary, but rather elegant. I wanted to use the burgundy velvet and the shiny red fabric to give it some pizzazz.

I glued straight sticks to the sides for posts, then added some scalloped wood trim around the top to make the canopy. I covered the top with a gold mesh. The curtains were pleated, then glued around the sides. The bottom skirt matches the curtains. The top diamond patterns are cut from a tapestry bookmark. Gold ribbon was glued around bedspread edges and used as ties around the curtains. They're kind of hard to photograph, but I'm pretty happy with how they came out. I hope she likes them.


  1. I'm sure your friend will be thrilled to receive them.

  2. Very elegant, indeed! I love all things Harry Potter! Beautiful work.

    Mini Leaps and Bounds

  3. thanks jody and debbie! These were really fun to do. Now if I make them again, I'll know what to do (like switch the netting right! I had to switch one as realized the stripes-checks weren't matching. grr!) Would like to try these in half scale too.

  4. Too beautiful. You did a wonderful job. Can I be your friend.

  5. ha! Hey Kate you can never have too many friends! (Or be too rich or too thin... well some can get too thin, tho I've never had that problem!)

  6. These are so cute! I love the diamond design on the covers.

  7. They made me want to crawl in and pull the covers up! Good job.

    Jane Kennedy Sutton
    Author of The Ride

  8. Wonderful beds Chris! Great job!

  9. I think you did a great job on those beds! I love dressing beds! So much fun, huh!

    BTW...you have a award awaiting you on my blog!!! Come check it out!

  10. Pretty bed! I wish I've one like this in real! :)


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