Did you know that (my) Barbie is a junker?
Oh, she’s hip all right. She’s into reclaimed wood, repurposing, old sign stencilling, and even collecting home decor from the great outdoors.
So, remember the upcycled doll house I’m making from a book shelf?
I had picked up a bunch of thrift store finds, meaning to repurpose them into furniture. But the strangest thing happened…
So this little (coaster) square is a table top. I used part of the Route 66 stencil, and made it look like a cut up sign.
The base of the table is cut up 2×4 chunks, screwed together and painted with Fusion Mineral Paint.
Fusion is an acrylic based flat paint that requires no primer nor overcoat. And true to its word, I did neither. And it was quick and easy.
This girl is one trend setter!
This little frame resembled a fireplace grate to me… so…
a battery operated tea light and the picture frame got a nice coat of Fusion Coal Black.
I’m still uncertain how to finish each piece. At first, my intention was to leave most pieces as blocks of wood, which could ultimately lead to more creative play. A block of wood can be anything, right?
But as I kept designing, I felt some pieces needed to be further embellished, and perhaps attached, so little hands wouldn’t get frustrated.
The fire place is still a work in progress.
And dusty, just like my real life furniture.
Barbie and I must be long lost sisters.
More furniture and accessories were made after this shoot. There are antique crocks, clay pots, a reclaimed wood sofa, and even a branch coat rack!
Yes… you might say I’m having a little bit too much fun. 🙂
I also worked on the house itself a little today.
The back of the bookcase was extended with another board. Then each extender had a board attached from the top with a tiny hinge.
We’re nearly there… something cool is yet to arrive from Wayfair, and I hope it comes soon, because the reveal will be Tuesday March 24th, where I’ll also be joining some other bloggers who made dollhouses in their own styles!
Oh… and I’m on the hunt to find my Barbie tomorrow!
I wonder if she’s into flannel shirts too…
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Disclosure: I’ve partnered with the good folks at Porch and Wayfair to create a dollhouse out of a bookcase, to donate for a good cause. I’m donating my time for this project, because this one spoke to me. All my ideas are my own.