Crafts & DIY,  Dollhouses & Miniatures

Dollhouse Dresser Redo with Chalk Paint

I love a quick paint makeover. A few years ago, I picked up some inexpensive chalk paint at Wal-Mart, not knowing at the time what I would use it for. I quickly discovered it was perfect for dollhouse projects.

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Eclectic Bohemian Decorating Ideas

Most of the furniture that we have collected for the dollhouse are pieces that originally came with it, those found at second hand shops and flea markets and those that I have saved from childhood.

This little 3/4″ scale dresser is a piece that I purchased at an antique store. Here it is BEFORE:

Vintage Dollhouse MiniaturesIt was a bit shabby but still pretty cute as is. Hazel wanted to put it in the “girl’s room” of the dollhouse, but preferred a pretty color. That’s when I broke out the Folk Art chalk paint in “Seaside Villa” (basically mint green). I didn’t do anything to prepare the dresser before painting it…one of the perks of chalk paint. I gave it a couple of coats and let it dry.

It was so simple and really cute when it was finished!
Vintage wooden dollhouse made over with chalk paint

I styled it up here differently than it normally appears in the dollhouse. Hazel and I have different ideas about what is “cute”. She prefers frilly, pink and fancy. Nothing wrong with that, of course, and it’s exactly how we did the girl’s room…but I like to take the pieces out and rearrange them once in awhile in my own style 🙂 The background shown here is a piece from this “Wild & Free” designer paper pad.
Boho Dollhouse Decorating IdeasThe brass candlesticks were in a set of miniatures I received from my grandparents’ belongings after they died, the rug was a diy project with jute twine, the radiator is a piece I purchased for my own dollhouse when I was a kid, the plant was an easy diy project, and the little wooden elephant was something my husband found and brought home for me.

The elephant looks like a cool piece the dollhouse inhabitants brought back from their travels to Africa (or that they may have just picked up at a local miniature HomeGoods haha!).
Modern Dollhouse Decorating IdeasI’ll try to do a diy post soon for how I made the jute rug. It was very simple and is one of my personal favorites of the pieces that I have made for the house.
DIY Dollhouse Jute Rug
Bohemian Dollhouse Decorating

What do you think of this miniature dresser makeover? I hope you enjoyed this post and will consider sharing if so! And if you love miniatures as much as me, be sure to check out more of my dollhouse posts here.

Till next time…

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