Dollhouse furniture flips for this farmhouse style makeover
Y’all, this dollhouse makeover is SO MUCH FUN! You really should think about putting a dollhouse on your to do list. I keep finding myself looking everywhere for mini things…and finding them!!! This week I worked on mini furniture flips! The demo for this house was easy and the furniture flips have proven to be the same. This is the fourth week of the One Room Challenge and there are some truly AMAZING makeovers taking place, you can follow them along at Calling It Home.
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Deciding what to do is the hardest part of this project! Not everything is super simple, but the projects don’t take as long to complete and since I have the attention span of a two year old this whole dollhouse thing works for me. In case this is your first peek into the house, this is where it started and you can see the journey starting here:
When I got my childhood dollhouse from my mom’s it came with a ton of mismatched furniture plus a box of odds and ends. There was obviously overflow furniture and some that was going to get used, but never got a chance. I had a lot to sift through before ordering new furniture from minatures.com. The dollhouse will mimic our home with a good mix of furniture flips and new pieces.
I had a raw wood chest of drawers that needed a makeover, it is going to be perfect in the living room. Since I have a thing for two tone furniture, this chest got the double treatment. The body got painted Carbon Black Chalky Finish Paint from DecoArt then the top and bottom got stained using Americana Gel Stain in Walnut (from DecoArt too). It was my first time to use the gel stain and it went on so easy, way less messy than traditional stain. I painted it on and buffed it down with a soft rag.
The old coffee table was an orangey wood and I wanted to tone it down so it got painted Carbon Black from DecoArt. This is a great idea for your own house if you need a little change in the living area!
For the hutch I used Enchanted, a beautiful green chalky paint from DecoArt. This subtle pop of color adds a punch of fun but stays pretty neutral. It will be good for holiday decorating! I wish I had more of this color in my real house.
Did you know you can paint fabric furniture? I paint ON fabric a lot, but I have never painted an entire piece of cloth furniture and I am not sure I love how this chair turned out, it may get changed again before it’s all over. This painted chair didn’t turn out exactly like a real painted fabric chair. The verdict is still out on this piece, but it was worth a try! I’ve seen this done successfully many times, but maybe it’s not meant for the mini makeover! Not all DIY is successful…
I love the kitchen set I ordered from Miniatures.com (BTW – stay tuned for a great giveaway from them when I reveal the completed downstairs makeover!), but I wanted to make a few subtle changes! To make the countertops look like soapstone I painted them Carbon Black as well. With a heavy wax they have a worn patina to them. The built in cabinet in our dining room has a soapstone top and I love the look of it, it would be so great in a kitchen (my friend had it on her kitchen island, and I adored it!)
Of course changing hardware is a great way to update your home and dollhouse furniture is no different. A little bling in the kitchen is so fun! I love the play of classic and classy. Can I tell you though, I never thought I’d welcome gold again. Funny how trends come round. A gold faucet makes my heart smile and if I am going to have one any time soon this is it! I used Soft Gold from the Metallics collection by DecoArt for the kitchen hardware. This is another great update you can incorporate in your own home, you don’t have to buy all new hardware, just paint it!
Tell me, what is your favorite part of the makeover so far? I’m curious to hear! It’s been a great week working on these tiny details. Still have trim and stairs to finish, wall art and accent pieces to work on. Each week the finish line gets closer and the projects get more fun! Be sure to stay tuned for the finished reveal and giveaway from miniatures.com! You can catch up on the One Room Challenge here! See the previous weeks of this dollhouse makeover here:
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