So I just can’t wait any longer! I have to share with you what I’ve been up to. It is still a work in process, but I thought I’ll share the process too.
I am making an upcycled doll house and miniature furniture!
This will be a series of posts, I don’t know for how long, well, until it is finished, I suppose, so be sure to check in regurlarly;)
My sister had this desk as a child, then her daughter used it, and outgrew it, and then it was passed onto my daughter, so I guess one can see it as a family heirloom of sorts!
The top pic is when we received it. I must add, this desk had many makeovers over the years too! The bottom pic is after we(hubby) sanded and spray painted it white(used a sheen paint, so it is washable, but does not have that ugly shine of enamel paint).
I decided on making 6 rooms, adult bedroom, bathroom, kids bedroom, sitting/tv room, dining room and kitchen.
I did not divide it by making walls(because I wanted it to have an open/spacious feel, and also, when you add walls, it will take space that we need for all the stuff! I rather made the “wall paper” and flooring of each room different so that you still get the feeling of designated spaces.
The “wall paper” is scrap book papers I already had. I chose the ones that will blend together, pinks, purples, and blues. These were “modged podged” onto the back board.
For the windows I’ve glued on blue paper for the background with pink textured paper for curtains and corrugated craft board for the window sills and frames. I’ve used tiny double sided squares here.
The flooring: five of the six “rooms” I did with the tape resist technique. I’ve used spray paint for this, because it goes much faster and gives an even look. Only thing is your have to cover other part ups real good, otherwise the paint goes everywhere. I will have to go back and do some touch ups at the end!
The dining room floor was done using a doily in the place of the tape. It give the illusion of a round carpet.
And that was the “ground” work. Next time I’ll be sharing some details on specific rooms and the furniture next week.
If you want a peek at it, I’ve shared some of it on Instagram in the week, so you might want to follow me there too for sneak peeks!
Theres Just One Mommy says
Love the doily carpet!!
Emma @ P is for Preschooler says
This is brilliant Nadia! And it will probably end up better than anything you could buy in a store. I can’t wait to see how it comes out!
Nadia van Zyl says
It is such fun too! I think I’m enjoying the process as much as she is going to enjoy playing;)