This is part of our Tiny House, Tiny Bloggers series, in which we turn over Plaster & Disaster to some VERY tiny bloggers to tell their own story of transforming an ugly, old (doll)house into a fresh and modern (doll)home. Follow it from the beginning here.
Disclaimer: Inclusion on this blog is not an endorsement by Plaster & Disaster of the tiny blogger’s methods or design decisions. Plaster & Disaster cannot be held responsible for your terrible decor choices after reading one of their tutorials. All opinions are their own.
Tiny bloggers here! We were blown away by your positive feedback on our reveal of the statement wall we created in Madison’s room last month. Thank you!!!
Today we’re thrilled to be back to share a bit more progress. Here’s how it’s looking now!
Ignore the windows (we’re in the process of touching up the trim paint and haven’t scraped yet) and she’s still sleeping on a Brian Jacques book, but we’ve made progress in the form of two DIY furniture projects!
First up, her dresser. Naomi found a dresser in serious disrepair:
It was hard to look past the dinged up wood and broken bottom, but we had a vision: add mid-century legs and paint it coral! For some reason we could just picture how great this would look. Sometimes we really go out on a limb into totally new territory, but taking a big risk can really pay off!
First we had to remove the broken bottom.
Next up, we added the midcentury legs. Naomi and Sage helped us with this one, cutting some leg pieces out of dowels and then using a pencil sharpener to create the classic tapered look. Can you imagine how big the pencil sharpener must be to create the mid-century legs that giant bloggers use?
Next we gave them a good sanding and then glued them onto the bottom of the dresser.
And then it was time for paint! Despite this being a completely novel, untested idea, Sage just happened to have some coral paint left over from a totally dissimilar project. It turned out so amazing, if we don’t say so ourselves!
We styled it quickly with a glass carafe, which is so useful in little Madison’s room. Also, we wanted to add something unexpected so we lined the drawers with some fun colorful paper that we had lying around. Doesn’t it add the sweetest touch?!?
We’re so thrilled with how it turned out! Here’s a closeup we snapped in our workshop before we brought it into Madison’s room:
Judging by their photography, most bloggers have pure white workshops (with the perfect amount of natural diffused light), but we wanted some pops of fun and color in ours so we added wallpaper. What’s more fun and quirky than pineapples? (Maybe tied with foxes, lips, and eyes….)
We also DIYed a lamp for her, which we’re super proud of. We used a plastic giraffe we bought at Michael’s, a dowel, and a plastic container that used to hold a tea light:
First we drilled a hole in the back of the giraffe (we made Naomi and Sage do it, we felt too creepy!).
Next we inserted a dowel into the hole, with a dab of wood glue to keep it in place:
Then we hit the whole thing with several thin and even coats of high gloss white. Lastly, we DIYed the shade by covering the plastic tea light container with some decorative paper.
We love how the lamp adds some much-needed whimsy to her zoo-themed room!
And here it is in our room intended to make other people jealous on instagram workshop before we brought it into Madison’s room:
We still have a few more projects to do in this room, but we’re so thrilled with the big progress we’ve made in such a small amount of time!
What do you think — do you like the direction this room is taking? We know Madison sure does!