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Those of you who follow me on Facebook already know that I’ve been working on a doll canopy bed for my oldest daughter. 2-year-old caught me looking at plans and saw this bed as well as Ana’s doll crib, and she BEGGED for the crib. So then I was committed to doing a crib for her. THEN I fell in love with Ana’s bunk bed plans and wanted to try that for the “middle child”. But I knew if I did the bunk and the crib, then my oldest would feel like her bed was kinda plain. Don’t get me wrong, the farmhouse bed is fab! I used Ana’s farmhouse plans as kind of a guideline.

Ana’s plans are for American Girl dolls, but my kids really love stuffed animals. My daughter got this Hello Kitty from Build-a-Bear for her birthday, so she was my model here. I was left using the stupid jigsaw we got at the pawn shop when we arrived here. It works fine, but a jigsaw is NOT the tool you want to be using for straight, nice cuts. It was perfect for the headboard and footboard, though! You will have lots of left-over lumber, so you could easily do 2 with this amount of wood. I wanted the design to look.

You can change it up, of course, but this is a classic look. And this is where the jigsaw actually proved useful! I simply placed it higher up on the legs than the footboard. The headboard should be up 5″ from the bottom, and the footboard is up 3″ from bottom. So this piece shown is the headboard. I should have taken a side-by-side comparison of the two, but oh well.