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Updated: 2019-09-16

Hi Everyone, Connie Hall here to share my Shabby Chic renovation project. I picked up a child’;s dollhouse at a thrift store for $6.

I knew when I saw it, I loved the design and had plans of using the Architextures papers and Tattered Angels Color Wash, Glimmer Mist and High Impact Paint.? Funny thing is as I was working the projectmonogram pillow cases, I kept changing my mind but I believe it added to the layers and distressed look of an older home.

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Dollhouse in need of renovationAchitextures 12 x 12 paper collection:

Bathroom floor –;?Black &; White collectionbedroom floor- Burlap?ceiling –; Architextures 8 x 8 paper padTattered Angels Color wash French RoastTattered Angels Glimmer Mist Vintage PinkTattered Angels High Impact Paint WhiteLace from 7gypsies scrap packscissors, paper trimmer, liquid glue,?gessopaint brushes,?sponge brush,?cleaning ragSoap and water

I washed and cleaned out cobwebs from dollhouse. Then let dry.

I used gesso and painted all surfaces. I applied 2 coats and let dry.

I did not worry about centers of wood pieces because I knew they would be covered with paper.

Select 12 x 12 papers you want to use for the outside of your house.

I used a ruler and measured the length and width of each piece being covered.

I used a paper trimmer to cut the paper the width of house is a bit longer than 12 inches.I just cut small pieces from scraps to fill in the ends.

I attached the paper using modge podge and a paint brush.

I used the Architextures 8×;8 pad and paper and placed the paper on the ceiling; measuring and cutting a slit in paper to go around inner wall.

I also used 12×;12 papers on the floors. For a carpet look in the bedroom, I used burlap cut to the right size of floor. I glued the carpet onto a piece of cardstock to make it stiffer and to allow me to remove it if needed.

For the doors, I pressed the paper along the opening creating a crease.That created a line to follow to cut out the windows and doors.

I decided I wanted some pink along the outside so I applied a generous layer of Glimmer Mist.

I then decided that I wanted a darker look to the wood so I added some Color Wash stain over it.

I added a light touch of Glimmer Mist over the patterned paper on outer walls –; that made it look more weather-distressed.

I had originally planned to splatter the High Impact paint so I diluted it with a little water and the wood took it so well that I ended up painting all the wood.

As you can see…; when you are doing your project, it is your call how you do things. Feel free to keep changing your plan and doing things differently!

I went on to add a window on the back of the house.? I also added a picture of my daughter and I, a rose spray, and a little piece of lace on window.?I also used lace on the roof and it was applied with double sided tape.?I added a circle frame with a rose picture and fussy cut a banner for the bedroom wall.

Here’;s a look at the interior of bottom floor.

This is the back of my shabby chic house.

Side view of House.

Thanks for joining me and I hope you feel inspired to look for a project to renovate.

Connie Hall

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