Monday, August 31, 2009

miniature makeover



While milling around at Michaels the other night, I bought this unfinished miniature piece of furniture. I thought it would be fun to shabbify and if it turned out nicely, give as a gift to a friend who is furnishing her doll house. Do you think it needs anything else or is it finished? I'm undecided.

Okay, time to get offline. There is lots to do to get ready for tomorrow. Gulp.


xo

42 comments:

Cathy said...

Elyse,

That is so adorable. I think it looks perfect just the way it is. Love it.

xo Cathy

Glitter and Bliss said...

Darling... Good luck tomorrow. I know you will miss your little ones. We are a lot alike in that way. HUGS...

debi said...

Elyse, That is sooo cute! I don't think it needs anything else...it's adorable!
While I do miss having younger kids at home, I don't miss those back to school days. Good Luck!
Hugs, Debi

debi said...

I'm back. I just came from Sonia's blog...you lucky girl! Congrats!!

Theresa said...

Doesn't need a darn thing! Too cute:) Have a blessed day!

bekimarie said...

It's adorable, truly gorgeous, love, love, love it!
((hugs))
Beki xxx

Lori said...

it is perfectly sweet just as it is Elyse!!! good luck tomorrow:)

aimee said...

sweet. she will love it!
blessings,
aimee

Vintage Amethyst said...

Aahhh so cute.
love
Alison
x

bekimarie said...

You really must watch 'practical magic', such a great film!
((hugs))
Beki xxx

Lisa said...

Oh Elyse! It's so sweet! Anyway these might make their way to your Etsy shop? Lots of folk decorating dollhouses for Christmas.:)

FitToSeeJane said...

I'm a big fan of dollhouse things and currently refurbishing one of my own ( I have a dollhouse label on my blog). I love what you did with that piece. I have thought of doing the same to make a Barbie sized armoire out of the jewelry boxes you see at second hand stores.
Yours looks great. If it were me I'd distress the corners a bit by gentle sanding, and maybe rub a little antiquing into the crevaces, but some people like them more 'shabby' than chic- like me. Think of the personality of your friend. But I do Love it.

Cynthia's Cottage Design said...

Adorable Elyse!!

I love the pattern on the back, so perfect and sweet! And I'm craking up, lol, gotta love the yellow bus!! :) Yippee :)

ps: I loved Julie and Julia! FAB!

Have a great week sweetie! Hugs, Cyn xox

Ruby said...

Well it is wonderful just as have it, but you did ask!

A bit of lace or baby ricrac on the shelf edge. white, sage green or blue??

A rose( or rosebud) between the knobs on the drawer. For me it would have to be a rub-on!

stefanie said...

it turned out soooooo cute

Bethany said...

How cute. Great job. I agree with the other poster about sanding a little, but depends on taste of your friend. It does look lovely just as is too.

Atelier de Charo said...

For me is perfect. Lovely in pink.
Besos
Charo

Jen Kershner said...

I think it's perfect. I need to get started on some furniture for Emma's dollhouse. That is great inspiration!

LiLi M. said...

I think it's great already, but you could, could but don't have to, paint a little flower like a daisy in the darker rose paint on the top of each knob, but it's cute already. Good luck tomorrow!

Bunny Rose Cottage said...

It is absolutely precious Elyse and just perfect as is! You are such a sweet friend!

I will be thinking of you tomorrow and your precious boys! I will be going through it on the following Tuesday :( I almost think it is harder on us mom's than the kids, lol!
Hugs,
Amy

luckygirlgifts said...

I think it is adorable and so sweet of you to do for your friend.
The only thing I might do is see if you could cut off the little knobs and add rhinestones in their places.
Just an idea. You know, the more bling the better.
Have a super week.
Cari B.

Brenda said...

Well, it's perfect! Cute as a bug's ear, Elyse!
Brenda

pamperedgirl38 said...

ADORABLE! Perfect the way it is. Now what will you do with it? Traci

Brayton Homestead Interiors said...

what a wonderful transformation~ well done...
Karen

Vicki said...

Hi, Elyse,
I think it is very cute! I like the flowered background. I am sure your friend will love it. Have a good week. Vicki

Kelee Katillac said...

Darling--Elyse--now only if I could shrink and accessorize it!

love, kelee

Kimberly said...

Hi Elyse, It has been awhile. I am glad you were able to stop by today and leave a comment. I am so happy to tell you that I added you to my list so that I can keep up to date on what you are up to as I love all your projects! This little one looks cute but if you change it I bet it would be fantastic!
I love the first day of school, It is a new beginning and everything is new and fresh. Now that my kids are grown I miss all of the fun things you get to buy and making them lunches with love notes and treats in them. Treasure this time it passes so quickly!

Lisa said...

Love it! Back to school!! We went last week, so good luck on the first week.
Hugs, Lisa

koralee said...

Happy first day of school...take lots of photos! I think your little miniature makeover is adorable!

Beach Vintage said...

How very sweet. I want to fill it up with miniature stuff!

Jill said...

That cabinet is adorable! I shabbied up a Michaels cabinet and replaced the original knobs with crystal beads to make them look like glass knobs. I love how you lined your cabinet--so sweet!

Torie Jayne said...

Morning, It looks adorable, so cute!, have a sweet day! x

Holly said...

SWEET! All it needs are your friend's tiny treasures to decorate it! ☺

Claudia said...

Could it be any more adorable! I love it! Everything about it makes me happy.You are one talented woman!

Best of luck today as the kids go off to school!

xo
Claudia

Debbies-English-Treasures said...

Too cute! It sure looks wonderful as it is!

ENJOY LIFE`S SIMPLE TREASURES,
DEBBIE MOSS

Tracey said...

It's adorable! Good luck with back to school!!!

:) T

Amy C said...

it so so sweeeeet, you have done a great job

shabbyscraps said...

love it! It's perfect!
xoxo, Tiffany

Jessica - Such Pretty Things said...

Elyse,

This is just the cutest thing ever! Love it!

XOXO
Jessica

Wendy McDonagh-Valentine said...

Absolutely adorable!! It's perfect the way it is!! I want one!!!!!!! : )

~ Wendy
http://Crickleberrycottage.blogspot.com/

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

Just the cutest!

XUE said...

How small is it? It is so adorable the way you have finished it. Lucky friend!