It was in a shabby condition with the white paint peeling everywhere, but it actually looked shabby in that nowadays fashionable manner. The way it looked it could fit in one of those small interior and toy boutiques usually placed in the old town of every large city.
At first I wanted to leave this bed as it was, but then I decided that it would be more play-friendly if I refreshed the paint. After all, I wanted it for Johannes. So he could learn that even his toys need sleep sometimes, and maybe become more enthusiastic about going to bed at night himself.
So I gave the doll bed two coats of paint (which wasn’t too easy, since it’s pretty detailed). I sewed the bedding (hand quilting right there!). I gave felt pads to each foot of the bed so it wouldn’t scratch our wood floors when Johannes moves it around.
And then there was one morning when Johannes saw his new doll bed standing in our living room with the stuffed animals sleeping in it.
I’m not going to lie and say that he loved it. He didn’t. It’s turns out that he actually hates the idea of the the toys sleeping and whenever he sees a toy lying in there (I didn’t give up easily) he gets really mad and throws it out.