Wednesday, July 10, 2013

American Girl Doll Furniture for Little Miss

Thank the Lord for little girls! My Averi Grace is at such a fun age right now. She turned 6 in June and I had doll furniture in mind for her birthday. At Christmas she got a very special present, an American Girl Doll from her Grandma Lane and G. I thought this would be the perfect time for her dad to make a bed for her beloved doll.

Timing worked out perfectly because my older sister passed along this mini dresser that we got when we were little girls from our Grandma Lupe. It's a little big for doll furniture but not too bad and all that storage is wonderful!

A bed and dresser for the doll were now in order.
I went to work on the dresser with this...

Here's how she turned out...

Brett built the bed and painted it the night before her birthday. It was a late night but it's always worth it when it's something special like this. For the bedding, I just used an extra pillow sham (Simply Shabby Chic at Target).

Here's the happy little set of furniture and the doll...

This doll has become part of the family. Averi considers our house even with 3 boys (dad+2 brothers) and 3 girls (mom+averi+doll). That works great for me because I don't think I can handle any more kids... like ever :)

Here's a photo of little miss on her special day...

She's a keeper that's for sure!
So thankful for her and all the girly girl stuff we get to enjoy together.

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  1. It is absolutely beautiful! I love American Girl dolls and your furniture is absolutely enchanting! Averi will enjoy for many years.

  2. This is so sweet, my daughter's loved their American Girl Dolls - It is such a blessing to have a daughter! I hope you have a blessed week,

  3. One lucky girl! My daughter is 19 and I am storing her American Girl Dolls because I can't bear to give them away.

  4. I just LOVED this post! Growing up I got American Girl dolls and my mom loves them too (and has her own, lol). I hope to someday pass along the tradition to a future daughter. :)

  5. so cute! I always wanted an American Girl Doll and never had one, but now my niece does and I'm loving making things for her doll :o) I love the dresser... so great and lovely storage...
    emily @ nap-timecreations

  6. cute! I love the dresser and the bed. Both are just beautiful. My girls LOVE their AG dolls. They seem to make their way into a lot of my blog! Your daughter is darling.

  7. What a beautiful gift for your Averi! She will always cherish that doll and the dresser since they all came to her from people who love her. Wonderful! ~Zuni

  8. As a Grammy I have made sure my four granddaughter each had a Bitty Baby and a American Girl doll. We recently had a new store open close to us. So much fun watching all the little girls and their moms and grandmas walking all over the shopping area. Love that dresser and bed. Wonder if the dresser was a sample for larger furniture. So cute.

  9. hi Mimi, this is just adorable! i've never seen a chest of drawers like it
    love it

  10. Oh I so love both pieces...Amazing job...This will be something for your daughter to hand down to her daughter...a little family heirloom! LOVE IT!!! TFS...hugs...

  11. Just perfect! You are one of the features at the Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Pop on in and grab a feature button. Here is the link to this week's party. Hope to see your prettiness again at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  12. Gorgeous lil girl... I wouldn't think a second thought when doing this with our lovelies.

    Hugs from D´Box in Stockholm,
    /CC girl

  13. Mimi what beautiful doll furniture for your daughters dolls.I be she is one happy girl! My daughter has been collecting American girl dolls since she was...1 crazy huh.She has a room just for her doll collection.She will be 14 this November and she still loves her dolls.I think they are special dolls and can be something they grow admiring even when they are older.Well at least for my daughter it's true.Hold on to those ages and encourage doll play.It is good to keep them young as long as possible.Girls are growing up way to fast these days :-(
    Love that bedspread too! A shabby chic doll it!

  14. SO beautiful!! What a lucky sweetie! --sara

  15. What are the measurements of the dresser? I have a customer that's asked me to find something similar for her daughter and customize it. Thanks!