We’re restoring a family heirloom, the dollhouse made for my husband’s grandmother when she was a little girl. Click here to see all the posts about our Dollhouse Redux Project.
Our daughter has a list of projects to do for the dollhouse. (We are SO related.) Evidently we have rugs to make, curtains to sew, tables to paint, wallpaper to hang… the list goes on and on! In our house, redecorating the dollhouse is just as fun, if not more so, than playing with the dollhouse.
One project we recently completed was the redux of several sets of chairs, including those white wicker chairs (on the bottom right), handmade by David’s grandmother, and the red, green, and yellow metal chairs (in the center):
To no one’s surprise our daughter decided those chairs just had to be pink. Evidently the plain white and striped colors had to go.
We transformed those chairs using spray paint:
In keeping with the chair painting theme, our daughter decided we also had to redux our living room seating (thank you to Christina and Matthieu for the set!):
She painted the upholstered sofa, chairs, and ottoman using Jacquard fabric paint:
We decided to paint the upholstery with just one coat so the stripes continued to show through (certainly more fancy than having a plain magenta couch).
Here’s a sneak peak of all of the chairs after:
(We incorporated some of the hand-sewn cushions I made as stocking stuffers. The cushion on the right features Daisy Cottage fabric by Lori Holt of Bee In My Bonnet.)
Our daughter AND the dollhouse family LOVES their “new” chairs. Phew. One more thing checked off the to-do list!