This is a guest review from Elizabeth!
Hi! This is Elizabeth from PrintableDollClothes.com. I was at the American Girl Store recently and picked up Samantha and her new bed. I wasn’t sure just how much assembly would be required to put it together and I was pleased to find it was quite easy and everything I needed was including in the box.
Out of the box everything is in a compact stack like this.
Spread out, you can see all of the pieces and instructions. I was happy to see the curtains were already attached to the headboard. The hardware including four screws and a tool to put them in place so no need to hunt for a screwdriver.
Basically, all you have to do is put in four screws, two at the head of the bed and two at the foot. There are three pins already in place at the foot and two and at the head so you can’t make a mistake about which end goes where. Then you place a flat piece on top of the slats so the mattress will lay nice and flat.
The mattress is thick and comfy and the pillows are nice and soft. There is a lot of lovely embroidery on the bedspread. I love the rose detailing on the head and foot boards. The bed feels like a very nice quality with the possibly exception of the canopy part which feels just a little bit wobbly. However, when on display it looks great and stays in place very nicely.
Samantha is very happy with her new bed and her new Beforever Mini Dolls, Caroline and Rebecca. The mini dolls also got a redesign with the new line and now have an entirely plastic body. The purple dress Mini Rebecca is wearing is a free printable download from my website http://printabledollclothes.com/free-dresses/ and is available in other colors too.
Overall I really like Samantha’s new bed and I think it it is one of the prettiest beds American Girl has released. I’m also very happy to see Samantha back.
Thanks for the wonderful review of Samantha’s New Bed, Elizabeth – and your printable doll clothes – too cute for words!