TRANSFORM A BOOKCASE INTO A DOLLS' HOUSE - PART III
Welcome to part three of our transformation of the popular Townhouse Bookcase in to a super cute dolls' house. In Part One, we covered building the bookcase and adding wallpaper and in Part Two, we created in dinosaur-themed children's bedroom. Today, we're going to paint two of the rooms and make some pretty accessories for the kitchen.
HOW TO PAINT YOUR DOLLS' HOUSE
To add a little bit more colour and individuality to your dolls' house, painting as well as wallpapering the walls is a great option. Choose complementary colours - for example, a lovely pale yellow and blush pink to pick out the the dots in our Confetti Spot Children's Wallpaper.
Lightly sand the area in order for the paint to adhere properly and then add a strip of low tack masking tape to protect the wallpaper. Two coats will give you great coverage; three for the colour to really stand out. Once dry, screw the back boards back in place.
MAKE A RUG FOR YOUR DOLLS' HOUSE
You could make one for any (or every) room in your dolls' house but we decided to make a rope rug for the kitchen for the table to sit on. It's really simple to make and only requires rope, scissors and fabric glue.
Put a line of fabric glue along the bottom few of inches of the rope - just on one side - and start to roll it up in to a circular shape. Hold it as tightly as you can for a couple of minutes for the glue to dry before moving on to the next few inches..
Keep doing this until the rug is the perfect size for your dolls' house. If you're putting it below a table and chairs set or a sofa, have your furniture to hand so you can check the rug fits before snipping and gluing the end of the rope in to place.
MAKE PLACEMATS FOR YOUR DOLLS' KITCHEN TABLE
To add a lovely pop of colour to the kitchen table, why not make some placemats? You can either trust your eye when it comes to making them the right size out of fabric scraps or create a small template out of thick paper or card.
Use the stencil to trace feint lines on the section of fabric you’d like to use for the placemat – we opted for four different coloured spots from the confetti spot fabric - and then cut around the stencilled lines with zig-zag scissors. You can use normal scissors but the edges are more likely to fray.
TIME TO PLAY
Once you've finished making your accessories, it's time to play. Next time, we'll be finishing off the dolls' house by making some nursery accessories and transforming the attic space in to a cool playroom.
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