Thrift flip and hacking the Ikea Duktig doll bed

A thrift flip and hacking the Ikea Duktig doll bed! My inner child had so much fun with this week’s DIY. I did a thrift flip on a second-hand toy market and I hacked the Ikea Duktig doll bed and gave it a new lease of life. I gave these items a makeover to gift to my niece and nephew. I see how easy children get bored with toys, so I thought if I made these look new then they would have a second chance at being played with.

Thrift flip and ikea duktig doll bed hack

Thrift flipping the market

This market is originally from Lidl or Aldi. They had them in-store before Christmas, but I got mine for free from a friend who was throwing one out. I decided to repaint the market and replace the fabric canopy. I used my drill to remove the pieces I wanted to paint. I cleaned and lightly sanded each piece before panting. I used Autentico Versante matt paint in the shades ” Vert Olive” and “Blushed” on the pieces of wood.

 

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To make a new canopy I simply copied the original one. I removed the old fabric canopy from the wooden dowels. I unpicked the stitches and placed it onto my new fabric. Make sure to iron out any creases before using it as a template. I then traced out the shape and cut it out. I stitched a narrow hem on either side and I used pinking shears on the scalloped edge to stop the raw edge from fraying. You can see how I made the new canopy by checking out the Youtube video below. The hedgehog fabric I used was from the Hickeys on Mary St. 

 

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Ikea Duktig doll bed hack

I recently found this broken Ikea Duktig doll bed when I was decluttering. The base was broken so I replaced the base with some scrap wood I had in my shed. I used my jigsaw to cut wooden pieces to size. I used some wood glue to glue the pieces to the base of the bed. I didn’t want to use screws or nails as I want to give this bed to my niece and I didn’t want any exposed nails.
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I made a new blanket for the bed. The dimensions for the blanket are 18 inches X 18 inches. I cut out two pieces of fabric. I used two different patterns pieces as I wanted my blanket to be reversible. I also cut out a thin piece of fleece. I laid the fleece down and then placed the patterned pieces of fabric on top with the right sides of the fabric placed together. Check out the video for a better look at how I made the blanket. The dimensions for the little pillows are 6 inches X 4 inches.


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I hope you got some inspiration from this weeks post and you have been inspired to think diffferently when it comes to recycling old items. Don’t forget to check out my Youtube video below and subscribe if you are new to my channel. I upload new videos each week, so, hit the bell to be notified of weekly uploads. You can also catch be on Instagram during the week where I share daily on stories.

Thanks for reading.
Chat soon,
Catherine.

 

 

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4 Comments

  1. Candice Sandler
    January 18, 2020 / 6:42 am

    OMG this is so cute

    Candice

    • daintydressdiaries
      Author
      February 8, 2020 / 9:32 pm

      Thank you Candice!

  2. January 19, 2020 / 6:14 pm

    That is so cute!

    • daintydressdiaries
      Author
      February 8, 2020 / 9:33 pm

      Thanks Sarah! X

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