Tuesday, August 7, 2012

"D" is for Doll Chair

Paint: doll chair makeover

A friend had this cute little doll chair just waiting for a fresh paint job:

She asked for pink paint and a white letter 'A' for the little girl's monogram.

This chair fits 18" American Girl dolls perfectly:

And the personalization makes for a nice touch:

Here's how I refinished the doll chair:

1. Sand down old paint and rough edges:

2. Paint two coats pink.
Print out letter to fit seat space, I used Century Schoolbook font at 350 point.
Center letter on seat and using ballpoint pen trace around edges:

3. Using white acrylic paint on and inside the indent left behind by the pen:

4. Add dark pink dots around the edges of the letter:

5. Seal with chair with Minwax spray poly clear semi-gloss:

Ready for Kit or any doll:

I'm linking up to:

TDC Before and After

Weekend Wrap Up @ Tatertots and Jello
SAS @ Funky Junk
Tutorials & Tips Tuesday @ Home Stories A to Z
Strut Your Stuff @ Somewhat Simple
Share Awesomeness Thur @ The 36th Avenue
Flaunt it Friday @ Chic on a Shoestring
Frugal Friday @ The Shabby Nest
SAS @ Just a Girl
Feathered Nest @ French Country Cottage
Remodelaholics Anonymous @ Remodelaholic
inspiration board @ Carolyns Homework
All Things Furniture @ Perfectly Imperfect
Furniture Feature Friday @ Miss Mustard Seed
POWW @ Primitive & Proper
Sunday Showcase Party @ Under the Table & Dreaming


  1. that is so sweet! i love how you outlined the A.

  2. I think I'm going to want a few of these next year when Claire starts playing with dolls. I love that monogram!

  3. Love what you've done - monogram, great idea. Poor American Girl looks so serious tho ~

    Popping in from Shabby's link party.


  4. You are invited to show this off here: http://juliejewels1.blogspot.com/2012/08/show-your-stuff-36-taco-casserole.html