Happy Tuesday! I hope you all had a fantastic holiday weekend. We had a highly productive one as I wrapped up dollhouse bedrooms, we hung Sawyer’s new fan, and we got closer to the finish line with our chicken coop. Today I am excited as I join my cohosts, Alice, Anu, & Emy in sharing our Dollhouse Therapy month 2 room reveals. Earlier this month I showed you my plans for the master bedroom and girls’ bedroom in our dollhouse and I stuck with it as much as I could. Let’s start with the master bedroom since that space is the one I am most excited about.I was so inspired by this boho bedroom and tried to create a similar feel in my space.Of course the most dramatic piece of the puzzle was the wallpaper, and I happened to have a roll of Ikea gift wrap from a year or so ago that had the vibe I was seeking. It’s whimsical and forest inspired, with deer, owls, a swinging maiden with long flowing hair, Edison string lights, and more.
The brass bed was an ebay find and it already had a mattress. I simply sewed a quilt out of a mint and gray floral fabric and added a small rectangular doily I found at Sweet Clover as a boho coverlet. The original fabric I wanted for pillows was nowhere to be found at Joann Stores, but I spied this little indigo fabric that had a mini shibori feel and knew it was just the thing. I sewed them together with rough edges, because a) that’s a heck of a lot easier, and b) it suited the space. Emmy had originally wanted to add black and white pillows as well but once we had it all together at this point she loved it as it was. And less work for me, so yay!For the swag lights, I hit the jewelry section of Joann’s and purchased gold chain, gold loops (there is probably a technical term here for those, but I am no jeweler), gold posts (used for making earrings, or pendants) and large crystal beads. I already had the teeny eye hooks for the ceiling from hanging light fixtures last month. I strung the bead on the post and discovered it slipped through the hole, so I added a small gold bead to the bottom to stop it from sliding. Once it was on, I made a loop out of the end of the wire post and clipped it. I then joined it to the chain and repeated the same on the other end of my chain (which I had pre-measured and cut). I added eye hooks to the ceiling to swag it, and looped the chain onto that.
The nightstand was a piece I had in my dollhouse furniture stash. 😉 And the carpet was cut from a remnant of white fur that I had on hand.On the wall opposite the bed, I added an armoire that Emmy and I got in a furniture lot from ebay. The little gold pitcher was given to me by my friend Emily, and I filled it with thin blades from our growing gladiolas for a little greenery.
Do you spy that cute little angle up on top of the dresser? My good friends over at The Milk Shop love dollhouses as much as I do and wanted to join in the fun! They sent me the gold angel as well as upcycled vintage art that I added to the wall. It adds the perfect little punch to the room- check it out! They made it from vintage findings. I hot glued it to the wall, so pardon the little bits of glue I didn’t notice. Oops! They sent me one other item I will be showing you soon as well.One other addition to the room is a cheval mirror which came from my own dollhouse stash from childhood. I thought it filled the hole in that corner nicely and reflected a little more light.I am so happy with how this space turned out, and Emmy’s been having a grand time playing with the finished rooms. And the miniature version of myself would be in heaven in this bedroom.
So now let’s move up into the attic space where the kids’ bedrooms will be. This month we finished the girls’ room and this has been Emmy’s favorite to play in as well as plan.
We found the beds at a couple different antique stores and painted them black. Emmy selected paw paper as well as the dog art (found at an antique shop) for this space She told me what colors for the bedding and I selected that while she was at school one day, and we sewed it together.
For a fun lighting solution, I ordered some LED lights from Amazon and Emmy was thrilled when she saw them up, announcing, “They are just like my lights in my room!” I found the pink crocheted piece at a yard sale and thought it was perfect as a rug under the beds.Because of the angled wall in this space, we couldn’t find a dresser that would work well, so we decided to use a branch as a clothing rod. I used pink bakers twine and mini eye hooks to secure the branch, I found the cutest little hangers in the scrapbook section at Joann. The clothes came with a dollhouse we purchased that had calico critters with it (which Emmy has been playing with in the house). And the disco ball is an ornament that I threw in there because every house needs a disco ball!I also created a miniature teepee and miniature pink hide rug for the girls’ room.The teepee was fabricated from black felt, wooden barbecue skewers, and a touch of white paint. I strung some mini pink pom poms on white thread to create a garland for a fun accent. The little pillow came with the house and critters, and I thought it was the perfect floor pillow.And finally, to bring some of the mint over to this side of the room I added a frame from Michael’s and some DIY artwork.As pleased as I am and as much fun as I am having creating this house, the best part is honestly seeing Emmy light up as each room is completed and she is allowed to just play with it. She’s looking forward to having it in the playroom where she can spend hours with it.
And if you are playing along, I invite you to share your complete spaces here. Remember you can link up both instagram and blog posts. Looking forward to seeing it all!