Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Dollhouse Living Room Reveal

It's another reveal day of #DollhouseTherapy! This awesome dollhouse renovation challenge was started a few months ago by my friend Cassie of Primitive and Proper. She, the other co-hosts (Emyand Anu) and myself are revealing our chosen rooms with you today and invite you to share your own mini reno projects with our link party at the end of this post!

So here we go...let the miniature fun begin!
I finally...finally...got the dollhouse living room done. If you have been following my progress with this fixer upper, you might know that I intended to finish this room first way back in March, but it didn't happen. I am pretty much over the moon happy with how it came out, though, so I think it's all good that it took me a little bit longer. I love it so much I wish I could shrink myself down and move right it! Let's pretend that's what we are doing right now.

Find yourself a little bottle that says "DRINK ME" and we will head on in...

If you missed what this room looked like before here it is...pretty much a blank slate. Click here if you want to see my inspiration for the room and the original plans I had for it.
Getting great photos of these miniature spaces is tricky! My big, clunky camera doesn't always fit at the best angles, so I will admit...I used my cell phone for a few of these  just to share the details with you. They aren't the best quality, but you'll get to see things you otherwise wouldn't.
I started by painting the walls and ceiling with a Benjamin Moore sample paint I had on hand. I don't recall the shade, but it's in the pale gray family. Then I added some scrapbook paper to the back wall for wallpaper. The floors were covered in pine flooring from Hobby Lobby, and I used flat wood strips for the trim.
I made many of the pieces in this room including the shag rug, couch, pillows, coffee table, plants and hanging light fixture. I basically just used random things I found around my house or craft supplies.
For this room I was going for a "collected, global, bohemian" vibe. Like the people who live here are world travelers who bring back antiques and special tchotchkes from their excursions.

Many of the items are actually miniatures I had when I was little, some that belonged to my grandmother, and a few new or thrifted pieces. My sister gave us the bird cage and I got the dresser at a tag sale for $1.50.
I did my first ever macrame too! It was a bit tricky. I had to start over three times because I kept cutting the string too short...ugh. I followed this tutorial and finally got one that worked! It's just hanging up by an adjustable ring band and some poster putty.
The pillows were made from fabric I bought on Etsy, and I found buttons that looked like cute granny pillows, so I threw them on the sofa too.
For the light fixture, I ended up changing my mind about my original idea of a beaded chandelier. I wanted something a bit funky and mid-century in style. I found a vintage brooch that I messed around with a bit to get how I wanted it and then attached a large bead. I used some flat round super strength magnets to stick it to the ceiling medallion. That way we can change it out when we feel like it.
I made the blinds the same way I did for the kitchen. The floating shelves were actually some children's blocks that I found in a bag from Savers. I used E6000 glue* to attach those and many of the other pieces to the walls.

The coffee table was made from a coaster and some bamboo beads and the ceramic dog was one we had. He looks pretty cuddly on the shag rug.
I bought the plaster mantel for $4 at a tag sale and then used the same scrapbook paper for the backing. The sunburst mirror and tiny camera (on the floating shelf) are from Miniatures.com**.
I've had the books and bird statue since I was little and the brass pieces were my grandmother's. I made the aqua jar out of beads.
So there you have it...our boho eclectic dollhouse living room! I hope you enjoyed the tour.

Source List & Similar Items:
This list contains affiliate links and items received through brand partnership.*

Wallpaper // K&Company Classic K Bailey scrapbook pad
Similar green buttons; similar blue buttons (as pillows)
Similar upholstery fabrics (as handmade throw pillows)
Tiny Vintage Camera
Sunburst Mirror
Similar plaster fireplace mantel
Similar books
Wade ceramic cockatoo
Similar wooden dresser
Webster's Dictionary
Brass birdcage
Natural blank corks (as end tables)
Similar coaster "coffee table top"
Similar wood bead "coffee table legs"

Now head over to visit the rest of my fabulous co-hosts. I can't wait to see what they did. There was so much crazy inspiration from them last month!



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**Some items featured were received through brand partnership.

Till next time...
~Alice W.

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