The Master Bedroom is complete with a California king sized bed that can fit the whole family!! It also has a dresser and vanity table. The Master bed was made from a thick cardboard shipping box with the headboard cut out from the presentation board. I put them together and spray painted them black. I made a mattress out of an old blanket and a piece of fabric. I glued them right to the top of the bed. I then used my sewing skills and made a comforter and a slew of pillows! The dresser was one of the harder pieces I made. It is all made from the board material and the drawers do actually open.
The vanity table is made from the presentation board and the top was a plastic food lid that I covered with tin foil. I made some accessories to go atop the vanity using beads and toothpicks. I made nail polish bottles, perfume bottles, and tubes of lipstick. (every girl needs a good tube of lipstick!) I made a clock using the lid of a juice container that I spray painted and a clock face that I drew on white paper and glued inside. I finished it with a clear plastic front. I also put up some pictures and added in a body form mannequin that I had gotten a few years ago.
The pictures were made from small wooden craft sticks that I covered in duct tape and used clear plastic as the glass. I used all pictures of Jasmine’s Barbies that we had taken together one day while we were playing.
The kids bedroom was fun to make. Jasmine had gotten bunk beds for her birthday this year so I wanted to include her prized possessions inside her mini house. I used the presentation board to build the frame and the ladder. I made mattresses, blankets and pillows from 2 different color materials and the stuffing from an old blanket. There is a toy box that was a Truvia (sugar substitute) box that I simply spray painted black and then decorated with scrapbooking stickers that I had in my bin. An end table was made using my old reliable presentation board materials and I topped it off with a lamp that I crafted by using a hairspray cap, white plastic bathroom cup, and a toothpick covered in beads.
My pride and joy of this room is the bookcase. Again, it’s just rectangles cut from the board and then I spray painted only half of it, leaving the back white. I crafted movies, games, and books to sit on top of the shelves. For the DVDs, I used a Target ad and cut out the pictures of a bunch of her favorite movies and then glued them onto little pieces of the board that I had cut out. I colored around the edges and the back to make them more interesting. For the books, I cut out pictures from a magazine and then glued them to other pieces of board that I had cut, making them look like book jackets. The games are all pictures that had been cut out of Toys R Us’s ad and glued to pieces of the board. Many of them are games that she owns, so it really makes it personalized for her. Wall hangings are all stickers from my scrapbooking bin and the rug was a piece of felt from Walmart.
Lastly, the bathroom. I love this room, with the exception of the tear in the wallpaper on the side where I goofed up. It is complete with a sink, toilet, and a tub. The sink is made from the presentation board and a plastic fruit cup. I covered the top in silver duct tape to look like chrome and made the faucet out of a piece of plastic hanger and beads. The door does open and inside is a shelf with bathroom essentials. I cut pictures of shampoo, soap, and other goods and glued them to the inside back. I hot glued a bead on as a door handle. I crafted up the mirror from mirror pieces that were in my scrapbooking bin and hot glued them to a piece of board that I had covered in silver duct tape. The toilet is also made from the presentation board and an empty plastic fruit cup.
I used craft foam for the toilet seat and a toothpick and beads to make the hings so it can open and close, 2 more beads, a piece of metal and a piece of white material make up the toilet paper roll on the side, and one last piece of metal make the flusher. The tub was my true work of art. I started with a plastic container that mushrooms from the supermarket came in. I spray painted it black. Then, I used a large tissue box and cut the hole on top to fit my carton in. I used gray paint chip samples that I cut into squares to imitate tile and covered the sides and top of the box. I used 2 silver pushpins and a hook piece from a hanger to make the faucet. I put in some fake snow (or leftover cobwebs from Halloween) to look like bubbles. The decor in this bathroom was a table stand that has a bucket of seashells, a garbage can, and various wall art and bottles of soap. I made the soap by gluing together beads and adding different colors to the tops. The table is actually a laundry soap cap that was painted. The bucket of shells was made from the cap to a sports drink that I covered in tinfoil and then I hot glued in tiny shells that I had from a trip to Mystic, Ct in 1999. The garbage can is a blue cap from a hair product bottle and the wall art were all in my scrapbooking bin.
So there you have it… my complete work of art!
Altogether, I paid $40 for the shelves, $10 for the floors and spray paint, $7 on fabric, $6 for presentation board, and $2 glue sticks for a grand total of $65!! For her very own CUSTOM dollhouse!! (That can also be turned back into regular bookshelves at a later date!)
I am very anxious for her to open this tomorrow and see all of the hard work and love put into it! I also hope that years later she will remember it as I still remember the presents of love my mom made for me!!