Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Doll Chair Makeover

A doll chair makeover with paint.

doll chair makeover

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

doll chair beforedoll chair after

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

doll chair makeover with monogram

This chair fits 18" American Girl dolls perfectly:

doll chair for American Girl doll

And the personalization makes for a nice touch:

handpainted personalization

diy doll chair refinished

Here's how I refinished the doll chair:

1. Sand down old paint and rough edges:

sand painted surface

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:

trace printed letter

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

paint letter

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

add dot trim detail

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

spray poly to seal chair

Ready for Kit or any doll:

refinished 18" doll chair with monogram


  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