I enjoyed making these projects for my 6 year old for Christmas. Warning: make cuts as you build. Even though I bought standard board sizes, my finished measurements did not all match cut list. Just keep measuring as you assemble and make cuts and small changes as needed. A 1x3 can be anywhere from 2 1/2 to 2 3/4 wide for example. I finished with primer and two coats of Benjamin Moore Advance semigloss Cloud White on both projects. I used 2 inch high density foam for the mattress. The quilt is pieced from 2 1/2 inch squares. The small pillows are 3 inch square finished. The large pillows are 4x7 approximately. The cake stand is cute enough for a child's play room but also large enough to be borrowed for an adult's dessert table.
Estimated Time Investment
Afternoon Project (3-6 Hours)
Type of Wood
Semigloss Benjamin Moore Cloud White
Recommended Skill Level