I am so pleased with how the exterior of the baby house cabinet turned out after aging and painting the knobs. It's just the right amount of shabby elegance.
Other than the cabinet, I didn't purchase anything new for this project. The living room wallpaper is a sample of 1:1 scale striped wallpaper turned on its side. The sofa, chair and end table are toys rescued and refinished from my MIL's attic. The rug is a coaster. The console table was made with miscellaneous scraps and all the artwork came from a mini magazine's cutout page. I "framed" them by layering them on brown flocked paper. The window is a leftover door from a bashed Michael's hutch with parchment paper drapes and the door and frame were cut from cardboard with panels made from the parchment. Even with the dark floor and door the room seems airy and feminine without going over the top with it.
The welcoming pineapple over the door is a vintage plastic embellishment. The flowers are just silk flower stamens and the silver bowl is a jewelry finding.
The bedroom is over the top feminine with its shades of rose on walls, window, bed and nightstand. This wallpaper is actual dollhouse paper. I made and dressed the bed. The nightstand is just a block of wood.
The vanity was rescued along with the living room furniture but I refurbished it a bit with a new mirror and gold accenting the trim. I made the stool, lamps, jars, etc.
I think I need at least a pet to give the rooms life but it is otherwise complete, I think. This was a fun project and was small enough to have the satisfaction of completing it quickly. Can't wait to hear what you all think!
I've been happily married for 33 years to my high school sweetheart and we have three great kids. All are young adults. I'm currently working part time as an instructional assistant at the local elementary school. My mini life is especially important to me because it takes me away (better than a bubble bath!) from the stresses of real life. I've been involved with mini-ing since the late 1980s with a break for about 10 years while my children were young.
My faith and my family are very important to me. I am so thankful that God blessed me with the gift of creativity!