Monday, November 9, 2009

Fixed up ugly furniture

Well, I've been working on the Christmas swap item (so excited for this Christmas swap!!!), but I can't post photos of that or say much about it until after it's received!  Another project I've been working on is fixing up some pieces of dollhouse furniture that I got from the dollar store awhile back.  They originally had this horrible pinkish/red gloss on them.  With the table, I painted the legs brown and used Mod-Podge to make the newspaper collage top.  I'm going to put my 144th scale dollhouse on that table with a little stool next to it so it can be "worked on."  With the dresser, I decided to paint it green.  It was hard to get the paint to stick to that gloss, but the paint finally covered it after multiple coats.  Next, I used a toothpick to draw the little flowers.  I'm still not sure what I'll do with the dresser, but something will come to mind.

I'm attending a Miniaturist Pot Luck and Flea Market this Saturday, so hopefully I'll have some fun photos of that to share soon.  Talk to you all soon!


  1. The dresser looks so sweet! :)

    Next time, try roughing it up all over with sandpaper before you start to give it some tooth, then wipe it all down to get the dusting off.

    Can't wait to see the next pics. :)

    ps, did you ever see my comment previously, I had asked you a question, I think, or I meant to, lol ;)

  2. I tried to first rough it up a bit using sandpaper, but that gloss coating was so thick!! :-) As for the question (shall I write all answers in my own comment field or email them to the direct person?) I don't believe I have any relatives in NJ - at least none that I know of.

    Thanks for the comments! I love getting them!

  3. Hi Angela, This is Ara, I am making something for you in Rosannas Christmas swap. I tried to email you but I don't know if you got it or not. Please send me an email if you get a chance so I can get an idea of what to make you! Thanks! BTW - the furniture looks fab! - Ara