Since American Girl’s doll of the year, Grace, has a Paris theme, I wanted to give a little of that influence to one of the rooms in our dollhouse. Here is how a little Parisian inspiration added flare to this dollhouse bedroom…
When I first started researching Paris inspired bedrooms I found many rooms that were decorated in blacks and pinks. I also found that many of these bedrooms had wrought iron beds. I LOVE wrought iron beds! So this was a must for this doll room. This bed was from Etsy shop, Dream Come True Beds; https://www.etsy.com/shop/dreamcometruebeds. I have so many wonderful things to tell you on this bed that I am devoting an entire post next week just on this bed…stay tuned.
Hands down, I could not have done this room without all of the decorative Paris themed accessories found from Etsy shop, A Bee Line; https://www.etsy.com/shop/ABeeLine. Bee Jacobs, the owner, is a very talented crafter and seamstress. Her work amazes me. The set I purchased came with a beautiful handmade Eifel Tower print purse, Eifel Tower necklace, bakery bag with three macaroons, camera, mini Paris travel book, Paris postcards, waxed Fleur-de-lis and heart, and wired key.
I displayed some of these accessories on a collage board. I used an 8×10 black picture frame. The glass was removed. I used a piece of Phoomph and attached to it a piece of the same bright pink fabric that was used in the bedding. Using Aleene’s glass glue, I glued down two galvanized steel coasters to the fabric board. I had one cork coaster that was cut down; each small piece was glued to the fabric board. I made magnets out of jeweled buttons. Push pins were made out of thick sewing stick pins cut down to size with a wire cutter. The board was hung to the middle of the left wall with Velcro Command strips.
The night stands were made out of left over crafts from previous projects. Each was sanded and painted black. The crates worked great to store and display accessories.
This room had to have a TV! When I saw this 4×6 pedestal frame at Michael’s I knew it would make a perfect TV. I used picmonkey.com and pictures from Google searches to create this HGTV House Hunters International inspired picture for the show on this TV. Love HGTV!!
The TV sits on a dresser found in the wood craft area at Michael’s. It was painted pink. I put jeweled stickers on the knobs for a little pizzazz.
The Victorian vanity from The Queen’s Treasures made a beautiful addition to this room. Love this Vanity! It is well made and with excellent detailing. Sitting on top of this vanity is a book light found at my local CVS pharmacy. The mini Eifel Tower was found at Michael’s in the jewelry department…it is meant to store rings…but it is a perfect doll size. The macaroons from A Bee Line look so real!!
A Fleur-de-lis wood die-cut was also found at Michaels. It was sanded and painted black. I attached it to the wall with poster putty. The Paris Wall Art was made with Avery Sticker Project Paper and a picture I found on a Google Search. The rug was made from a zebra patterned felt and yarn; for step by step instructions, see here: http://dolldiaries.com/easy-and-colorful-rug-for-your-dolls/.