Here is the finished remake of the book case using two-3 compartment pill cases with the lids cut off.
|Other side of door and book case.|
Side and close up of the door with chicken wire glued in.
|The original dresser before refurbishing. Don't judge a book case by it's cover.|
|Dresser with the door open. I sanded this down a little grungier on spots that would wear a bit more.|
|The back with extra pill box shelves and scrap book paper cover.|
Well this dresser certainly looks a lot different than the original version. I incorporated 2 sets of the pill boxes attached underneath between the legs. Fit perfectly. I did this one front and back for extra storage. It was painted mint green first, then a coat of crackle, White acrylic paint was applied and allowed to dry.
After dry it seemed still rather plain so I inserted my mismatch wallpaper into the backside of each shelf and pill box containers. Then I decided to do each side and the back. The little flower rose and leaves on the top center is a jewel find that I painted and glued on. I used matte Modge Podge on paper and paint to seal.
The door on the shelf is wall repair tape that when painted with my silver Krylon pen looks like chicken wire. Door knob is another jewel find.
Here are some Web sites I have found this week; Click on the address and it will take you to a new page
www.collectionsetc.com This is a great site. for miscellaneous must haves. I get the catalog in the mail. Lots of decorations for the seasons, and they have miniatures. Click on this site, then toys in the top header, and miniatures will come up. They have about 20 sets of co-ordinating furniture sets for every decor. They appear to be in 1/12" scale, molded of resin and painted. A lot could be done with these. I especially like the Halloween Pet Cemetery. A little ghoulish with the pet skeletons, but hey that's what Halloween is all about. I could see a skeleton walking his skeleton dog! Check this site out. They have a variety of really neat things.
http://livingadollslife.blogspot.com Everything about American Girl Size dolls. There are great printies on this site that can be converted into 1/12" by printing and converting to the contact sheet in windows picture gallery. The can labels come out just right. They have signs for Diners and Ice Cream shops. Great blog.
http://www.hittyprintmini.julieoldcrow.com This is a site for Hitty dolls, but the very nice and plenteous free mini printies can be shrunk down as well by saving and going into your windows picture program, clicking print and choosing what size you want. Scan down to contact sheet and you will get 35 on that one all on the same page.