By Candie Cooper of Candie Cooper's Journal
Growing up, my sister Carrie had a ton
of miniatures and Barbies lying around. I just wrote her to see if she
still has the giant Victorian (unfinished) doll house. I'm suggesting we finish
it, so this furniture has a home. I can see it now: Candie and Carrie's version
of DIY Home Makeover---Miniature style!
It all started when I saw this sweet furniture
at the dollar store. Cute pieces, not so cute color.
I base coated everything with FolkArt
paints and detailed the knobs with Gold FolkArt. You'll need some tiny
brushes to go with these tiny pieces.
I asked my friend Lena to knit a
blanket and we wove yarn in to add some color. Then I made mini pillows
with cotton balls, fabric, and a little Mod Podge Fabric to seal them up. Paper
sheets were added to the bed with Mod Podge Matte.
Spools were transformed to stools with
more FolkArt Paint. Paper seat cushions and place mats were added with Mod
Podge Matte too! You can find accessories like plates and forks at the craft
My friend Katie gave me the lamp from
her parent’s miniature store--complete with toothpaste lid shade. Adding
details to projects is definitely my favorite part. I had a blast making
this project for Plaid. I hope you love it too!