Urban Loft Dollhouse Renovation Part II

Mish Volonino
by Mish Volonino
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So here is the continuation and tour of my Dollhouse Remodel.
This is a Target Exclusive Lori Doll "Loft to Love" Dollhouse I have completely renovated.
I made a lot of the decorative furnishings for this house.
This is the bed I created from wood dowels and plastic connectors from a children's toy straw set I purchased at Krogers.

I firs painted this bed with black chalk painted. I them mixed a silver paint with a little black and thin coated the whole frame. When that was dry I used Folkart Gek stain to age all the joints where the connectors are. When that was dry I used his new product from Folkart that gives a rust effect. It's two different colors that you blend heavy. I used this around the joints.

I think the bed came out much better than I expected.
I decided I wanted to go with an eclectic, bohemian them for the bedding. I started with Aztec, south western throw pillow designs. I used transfer paper to create the pillows. You can print your design on this paper and iron the design onto your fabric. It's wonderful and can be used for so many applications.

So get ready for my tour.
Here is the bed with two of the framed art posters hung.
Here's a different view. I used rabbit fur skin for an area rug.
Here's a snapshot of the living area. These are the two chairs I painted with chalk paint.
Here's the full on view. There are still little touches I need to complete but for the most part this is the look I was going for.

I am going to add a second house to the right side of this house to complete a full kitchen and upper bathroom. Above with be a terrace with fireplace and pergola. As I complete the next phase I will post the progress.

I hope this motivates all you Miniature and dollhouse enthusiasts to think outside of the box.

Thanks for following my posts. Keep on Mini on!
Suggested materials:
  • Fabric   (Joannes)
  • Wood   (Hobby Lobby)
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  • Sharon edwards Sharon edwards on May 14, 2019

    I have the same loft and bashing it too. As a retired interior designer I always have thoughts outside the box compared to my friends in our miniature group.

    I have found I need to fabricate all my interiors because all you can find is traditional or antiques in miniature. Which is fine but same as everyone else.

    Love your house and I live in a mid century house and working on a miniature one.

    I have white subway tile (actual tile in 1:12) to use on back wall but was worried I'd never be able to move it in the Loft house.

    Keep up the great ideas. Too bad I moved my mom from Crossville to be near me in Florida. Loved to have seen this in person.

    No question just compliment,

    Sharon Edwards

  • Nicole Shupenia Nicole Shupenia on Jan 05, 2020

    Love it thanks for the inspiration. We are new to this and my daughter is excited to transform her Lori house