Saturday, November 15, 2014

Mini dressing table for a doll house

November 14 is celebrated as children's day so I thought of making a dressing table box unit for my kids doll house (something I have been promising her for long).
This month the theme for the unstampabelles challenges is - Box it up - with the twist being create a tutorial for others on your  blog on how the box was made; you could have a link and show progress photos and tips as an alternative . The challenge is sponsored by:


Well, this time I interpreted the theme box it up differently.  I thought out of the box quite literally!!! I decided to use boxes to create a miniature box unit dressing table, for a doll house.
So I gathered a couple of match boxes and cardboard. I measured an area (in my kids doll house) where I wanted to place this and cut out the cardboard as below.
Since I wanted to work on a grungy look, I tattered the cardboard as you can see and then folded it to my dimension. Remember the side flaps have to equate to the height of the table. Further, I used the natural corrugated portion of the cardboard to form the rims of the table.
For the drawers I stacked the 3 boxes on top of each other.
I covered the whole box unit with a crumpled masking tape to create an uneven texture. Yes I know it looks ugly at this stage.

There on I have done the following to get to the next stage:
  1. Coated the masking tape with black gesso.
  2. Next rubbed silver embossing powder onto the black with a sponge. At this stage naturally the protruding portion gets colored.
  3. I cut out an oval shape of thick paper and coated it with foil for making a mirror.
  4. Since I did not have a mirror border chipboard of this size, i decided to go with a cut out from a piece of lace.
  5. After having picked the lace you want to use, cut it to dimension and dip it in glue, such that it hardens when dry and become stiff.
  6. Post this I dabbed it again with black gesso.
  7. The small beads paired very well with color combo and used that for my drawers and mirror.

This is a fully operational dressing table, with usable drawers (for the doll!).

hope you like my piece of furniture, all boxed up....
Am linking this to:
Lulupu challenge 41: Childs play
Imaginationsonline challenge 5 : Out of the box


  1. What an awesome altered project. Really like the way you have upcycled those cardboard strips into creating these beautiful drawers. Perfect for a doll house!
    Thank you for playing along Lulupu Challenge #41 and Best of luck!

  2. I love the cool alteration! Stunning!
    Thank you so much for joining us at Lulupu-Kids play challenge!

  3. I always love recycling :) this is an awesome project & I'd like to give it a try too :) thanks for sharing the tutorial :)

  4. Such a gorgeous altered project... Very cute... Well explained.

    Thank you for joining us at the Imaginations Online Challenge with this gorgeous creation.


  5. Lovely creation for little girl!! Thank you so much for joining us at Lulupu Kid's challenge

  6. I'm always in awe of miniature creations. So beautiful. Thank you for sharing your creation with us at Lulupu.

  7. Love how innovative and unique your creations are! Cheers
    Dr Sonia
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