Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Home Sweet Home -- made sweeter with Shimmerz!!

I've always had a fascination with dollhouses and miniatures. I bought a plain wooden house a while back and I've been saving it for the right project. Last week I was finally ready to dive in. I gathered up some goodies and went to work. Here is my Home Sweet Home:

I used Shimmerz on several places throughout my little house:
*I painted the chimney with Pixie Dust Blingz and added some fine glitter on top of it.
*I painted a piece of decorative Prima felt with Hi Ho Silver Blingz to create the shimmery, silvery decoration at the top of the house.
*I sprayed the bedspread fabric (originally a light tan color) and the downstairs rug (originally white) with Bed of Roses Shimmerz Spritz for a little extra color and shimmer.

Here are some of the other things I did to make my little Home Sweet Home:
*I covered the outside and some of the inside walls with Prima paper.
*I made the bed and the chairs out of the packaging from Prima flowers. I added little pearls and rhinestones.
*I glued buttons onto the roof
*I made the curtains out of fabric and made the rods out of pieces of wooden dowels.
*I made the bedspread and the pillows out of fabric. Thank goodness for Fabritac!!
*I made the bed skirt out of lace.
*To make the lamp shade, I took a strip of Prima paper and created tiny pleats, then I glued the ends together. I added a little rod and stuck it into a gold button base.
*I glued a stack of white buttons together to make the bases for the table. For the table tops, I covered chipboard circles with patterned paper.
*I printed out a tiny copy of our family photo and put it in a mini metal K&Co frame to hang on the wall. Yep, that's us!!
*I computer printed the "Home Sweet Home" sign and put it in a frame to hang on the downstairs wall.
*I scanned the cover of Creating Keepsakes magazine and printed out a tiny version of it to put in the basket.
*I put a few mini Prima flowers in a vase that I "borrowed" (shhhhhh . . . don't tell) from my daughters' dollhouse.

I can't tell you how much fun I had creating this little house!! I'm ready to move right in!

-Stacy Cohen


Daniela said...

This is so cute!!!!

Jana Eubank said...

Oh, my gosh!!! What a fun project!!! I love every little detail! Reminds me of how much I LOVED my dollhouse as a girl! ;)

Lori S. said...

Ahhhh!!! I LOVE this and so did my daughter!! She wants me to go buy one RIGHT NOW...LOL! Sooooo cute!

cabio's craft corner said...

Oh my goodness, this is such an awesome creation will the coolest idea! Thanks for sharing :o)

KeriK said...

This is SO very awesome! I saw that house at Michael's and was thinking of doing this too, but yours is SPECTACULAR!!! The prima-packaging headboard and chairs are so SO genius, and I love all the other little touches with the curtains, buttons, etc...wow!

Debbie said...

Oh that is so cute!!!

Siri Fjørtoft, Fjørtoft Design said...

Pure Love!!! Can I move in?


Stampin Mindy said...

WOW! This is beautiful! Such a great idea. Very inspiring!

Deanna Kroll said...

Ok, this is SUPER cute girl....love it!!

Leah the Orange said...

oh my GOOMIE! seriously, this is the cutest thing i've seen all year! ABSOLUTELY ADORABLE, Stacy! i love the mini-magazines, too!

just so creative and brilliant!

Anonymous said...

The mini mags got me, they are soooooooooo sweet, it is all amazingly cute :):):)

Stacy said...

TOOOO cute. Love the family photo in the bedroom!! Great job :)

Anonymous said...

I LOVE IT STACY! too cute and a wonderful gift idea-have a happy new year!


Stac said...

Absolutely adorable! You can come decorate my house any day. What a fun project. I LOVE it!!!

Juliana said...

This is totally adorable!

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Samantha McElyea said...

Stacy, OH my gosh girl! You blow my mind. This is so stinkin' cute!!!!