Let’s get to the details of how I decorated this room…
First up, I found an old armoire style jewelry box at the thrift store and thought it would be perfect for the house!
It was $5.99, and after a few coats of pink spray paint, it was perfect for the house. My spray painting is a bit messy on this piece because it was the first furniture piece I painted for the house and was a little heavy on the coats. I learned from this piece and did a much better job for here on in. It took a long time to dry, but it’s now a perfect addition to her living room.
Next is a coat rack that I made from a mug tree…
I saw this mug tree in the thrift store aisle, and for $2.99, I couldn’t pass it up.
All I did to spruce this up a bit is paint each branch a different and bright colour. It made it a lot more fun and Kirsten just loves hanging Ellie’s coats from it. It works awesome!
The last piece of furniture that I made for the room was an adorable bench/couch.
I found this set of small wall shelves at the thrift store and had the idea to turn them into bench seating. I put the larger one in the dance studio – which I’ll show you guys later – and the smaller one in this living room.
They weren’t in the best shape, but nothing a quick spray of black spray paint couldn’t fix. I also bought some cute fabric, got some thick foam, and some fabric glue. I measured and cut a piece of foam to the size of the bench, and wrapped a piece of fabric around the foam, almost like wrapping a present. I secured everything with fabric glue and then glue gunned the foam bench seat to the black bench. They turned out awesome and were SOOO cheap to make!
Now, onto the room accessories.
My adorable little bench/couch pictured above needed some cool cushions. I came across these little gems at Winner’s one day…
Egg pillows! A set of 4 in super fun colours for $1.99. Now I don’t really know why someone would need egg pillows, but I do know they make pretty darn fabulous bench cushions in Ellie’s living room!
They are fun and match the room so well! They were a great find.
The large plant on the floor was a find from Walmart for $4.97. Sold!
I found this rug (which is actually a rug made for student’s lockers) at Michael’s during back to school. It retailed for $15.00 but was 50% off that day, so I got it for $7.49. It’s super soft and really goes well in the room!
I also found the light fixture at Michael’s too!
It was chevron, which was perfect and matched my chevron couch. It too is meant for a kid’s locker, but these lights are absolutely perfect in an AG dollhouse. It retailed for $24.99, but it was half price as well. I got it for a cool $12.49. I attached the light to the ceiling with double sided sticky tape. And yes, the lights really work. I think these light fixtures in our AG dollhouse really make it special.
I found this cute little AG-sized alarm clock on Etsy for about $5.00. Yes, the alarm clock really does work! Etsy and Ebay both have some great knock-off finds for your AG dolls. Keep your eyes open for great deals!
Lastly, I put a bowl of apples on top of the armoire. The bowl was purchased from Walmart. They were $2.00 for a set of 2. I got the apples from the thrift store.
I think I got a whole bag of this mini apples for about $1.00. What a steal. They look just like real apples too and they are perfect dollie-sized!
Here are links to some of the supplies I used to make this room – I did purchase the bookcases from Amazon and they are fabulous. The other items were not purchased from Amazon but I will leave you the links on Amazon in case you are interested…