1/4/12

Works in progress...

I've been working towards a goal of finishing one bedroom in the Barbie house I've been puttering around on.... big reveal is going to be next Tuesday! Its time to stop "puttering" and actually start seeing results! Here you can see I've finished the "all important every home must have one"--- bird cage... with a newly made wicker stand. I used a dowel which I wrapped with two different gauges of wire to create the look of wicker. Here you can see the stand with its first coat of spray paint.... Here it is with a coat of acrylic paint applied to it. I'm happy with the results I think it turned out super cute.I also made a long narrow bed for the small bedroom. I used illustration board to create it.... here you can see the rough beginnings of it. I wanted an old antique- shabby chic bed... my first attempts were laughable.... so I thought I'd step it up a bit. I'll go over all the seams with some glue and add paper clay to the joints to give it a smoother appearance before it gets painted. I also want to add some decorative embellishments to the top of the head board and foot board.... maybe even add a finial to each post of the headboard. I am going to paint it white and antique it to finish it off... and of course make a mattress and bedding for it.
I found the fabulous white armoire for .50¢ at a thrift store. It didn't have a back to it or the shelves/cubbies in it when I bought it.... I again used illustration board to fix it up as shown in the previous photo.Here is a sneak peek at what I'm working on next.... I made some spindle legs using some wooden skewers and paper..... I'm hoping to turn this into a nice three tiered shabby chic table. I should be working on my own house.... that darn Barbie has everything--- even my time. *wink*

12 comments:

Kim@My Fairytale Cottage said...

Cheryl, I Love it, you did a wonderful job! Happy New Year.
-Kim :)

Jen said...

Hi Cheryl--thanks for stopping by my blog. I look forward to exploring your. I can see that you are talented and interesting.

Jen

Diannia said...

You are moving right along on this Barbie house! You sure you're going to let the grands play with it??? Or is it really for you??? JK...it's going to be fabulous!!!! Can't wait to see it!

Diannia

artbywendy said...

I can't wait to see the house when it's done! I would have killed to have something like that when I was a kid! It's just amazing!

Ika Devita Susanti said...

You are very talented, Cheryl! Those furniture look so sweet. I love them!

Hippolyta said...

Oh Cheryl, I absolutely cannot wait to see some more pics of your Barbie house! I love how creative your pieces are for it. The birdcage and the wicker furniture are glorious and I also really like the bed. Really looking forward to updates on your project.

Marta said...

Hello from Spain: I saw that you wrote in my blog. I love the furniture you're doing for your Barbie. The target of Brazt closet I have it and the fridge. I'm looking forward to seeing the final result. Keep in touch

alveen said...

Hi Cheryl... Thank you for your kind words, nice to meet you. Love the stand you made for the birdcage, you are very creative. Your spoons are lovely also and I can see by your recent purchase that you will be 'spooning' for quite some time.
Hugs Alveen

Eccentricities said...

I love what you've created for your Barbie house. I am so attracted to anything miniature!!! Looking forward to seeing more.

Cheers,
Kelly

LouLou said...

Cheryl,
We're working on 2 Barbie houses for our daughters and I am ooohing and ahhhhing over yours. What is illustration board? I have tons of questions. It's gorgeous!
lou
lou0728@yahoo.com

LouLou said...

Cheryl,
My hubs and I are making Barbie houses for both our daughters.I am oohing and ahhhing over yours. What is illustration board?
Lou
lou0728@yahoo.com

LouLou said...

Cheryl,
We're working on 2 Barbie houses for our daughters and I am ooohing and ahhhhing over yours. What is illustration board? I have tons of questions. It's gorgeous!
lou
lou0728@yahoo.com