I have so many fun dollhouse DIYs to share! But I am trying really hard not to turn this entire blog into a complete miniature blog. 😉 I realize that many of you aren’t exactly interested in it like I am…. obsessed might be the word I would use for myself right now. Today I am going to show you how I created an easy DIY dollhouse fireplace from a trinket box.
This is seriously one of those DIYs where it takes all of 5 minutes and it’s so stupidly easy that it doesn’t even really need a tutorial. But I am going to give you one anyhow! 😉
Small wooden trinket boxes seem pretty easy to come across at our local thrift shops. I have a few in my garage for Emmy to paint once the weather warms up enough for painting outside. I picked up this box for 50 cents and it was the perfect little size. Also I should mention I forgot the genuine before picture but those things you see on top are the corner brackets that I removed, and they also provided the opening capability.Once those were removed I lightly sanded the base of the box and asked Emmy what color she thought our fireplace should be. She specifically told me she wanted it black and modern. We thought about adding a rustic slab mantle, but once it was painted, she thought it was perfect as is!
I used Rustoleum’s semi-gloss black spray paint, which I had left over from when I painted my own bentwood chairs. It took only one coat to cover. (I love when that happens!) I allowed it to dry for 24 hours and then got to work setting it up in the house because decorating the modern mantle was what truly mattered, right?I can’t recall where I got the logs but I had those on hand and they fit perfectly in our fireplace. I styled the mantle with an awesome head figure that Emily from Go Haus Go sent me and Emmy’s DIY clay succulent. Above the fireplace we hung a fabulous miniature federal mirror that I couldn’t love any more. I had thought about hanging our DIY woven mirror here, but Emmy wanted the federal mirror here, and I listen to my boss.
And I am glad she decided not to add the rustic slab to the top of the fireplace after all. I love the modern and clean look.
So how was that for easy? One 50 cent box, light sanding, and one coat of spray paint and you’ve got yourself a modern miniature fireplace!