A doll bed was the perfect gift for my niece this Christmas. I was excited at this thrift store find! It took almost 3 months to sand, prime, sand, prime, sand, prime, paint, sand, paint, paint, and paint. After all those coats of white, some of those neon colors still showed through. The day before she arrived, Katherine and I sat down and tried to figure out how to paint this so you couldn't see those old layers. Katherine decided on the purple, so she sponge painted the whole thing. I pulled out the One-Stroke Painting book from the library, and added some on each side. I also made the lacy satin pillow and mattress set. I am very pleased with how it came out. As you can see, I think she liked it!