I hope you had a wonderful Christmas yesterday! Morgan posed on Christmas morning next to today’s craft! It is a doll dresser all fancy and fixed up with simply paper and Mod Podge!
Taking a closer look, it’s hard to believe this isn’t a fancy paint finish! Just sparkly paper and sparkly Mod Podge!
I come across doll size furniture all the time! Pieces like this are often intended as jewelry boxes and they make great furniture for doll scenes! Paper and Mod Podge can be a simple way to refinish these pieces the way you want!
Every piece of furniture is unique. Keep an eye out for doll size furniture that could use a fresh look!
With this particular piece, only the top and drawers needed changing. If you want to start by changing the base of the piece, first paint it a solid color and then add the accents with paper.
Let’s take a closer look!
- doll furniture that needs refinishing
- paper-cutter (optional)
- Mod Podge (mine is Extreme Glitter)
- foam craft brush
I love Mod Podge! I’ve used it for years for all kinds of crafting projects! So you can image my reaction when I saw Mod Podge comes in Extreme Glitter! Wow! Two of my favorite things, sparkle and Mod Podge combined!
For this project I’m using two shades of purple glitter paper. I wanted to give you a close up view of the sparkle because after I added the Mod Podge the sparkle changed slightly.
This little nightstand has an accent pattern on the table top and drawer front. The idea of accenting just those areas is cool!
Cut paper to fit the top and front lip. Spread Mod Podge on the furniture surface and the back of the paper. Press the paper in place. Press the edges to make sure you get a good seal. My paper is kind of stiff, so I had to keep working around the edges and pressing them down. Mod Podge relaxes the paper and in a few minutes it stayed in place!
Here is a close up of the finished table top.
This piece has cute detail on the front lip and it is accented with the cute color!
For the drawer fronts, I wanted to add stripes of the two tones of purple paper to give the look of a fancy paint finish. With paper and Mod Podge that fancy finish is a cinch!
Cut paper the width of the area you are working with. Then cut the pieces into strips. Use your paper cutter if you have one and want straight cuts. If not, scissors can also do the job!
Spread the Mod Podge and press the pieces just like you did on the table top.
After both sections are mostly dry, spread on a top coat of Mod Podge. If you are using the Extreme Glitter you will see added sparkle and shine to your project!
Allow to dry.
The Extreme Glitter Mod Podge is really a lot of fun because everything’s better with a little sparkle!
Of course Mod Podge doesn’t need sparkle to be awesome. I love the look that Mod Podge and paper create so you can’t go wrong with any refinish project you choose!
Just in case you are interested, here is a little more about today’s post!
- Doll-Morgan is AG #25
- Outfit-Doll Diaries PJ’s are available here. Best friend necklace tutorial is here.
- Scene-Stocking decoration idea is here. The “cookies” and lamp are ornaments. Anna crafted the drawer pulls.
Customize and up-cycle to make a lovely piece of doll furniture!
Plaid sent me the Mod Podge I used in this project. As always all opinions are my own!