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 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.
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