I was able to work on my doll house a little bit recently. I focused on adding wall decor. I have these teeny tiny little clothespins for a while. There are white, black, gold glitter and natural clothespins. I strung them up with embroidery floss. At first I thought I would be able to just string the embroidery floss through the spring part of the clothespins but they kept sliding around so I had to add a pin and tie a little knot, then add the next pin and so on until I had all of the clothespins on the line the way I wanted them. I printed out the little Polaroid pictures from americangirlideas.com and covered them with a layer of scotch tape. Then I simply cut them out and clipped them up with the clothes pins. I also clipped up a postcard that was included in Z’s Desk Set from American Girl.
I purposely set it up so that there was a longer line with more clips on the right side of the room. I tend to get a little too symmetrical at times so I knew this was a way to break away from that.
The unicorn hook and the mirror were found at Target in the back-to-school stuff. They are locker decor items and I knew they would be perfect for the room. There is also a battery operated candle that was found in a twin pack from Hobby Lobby. The little wooden love sign is a Wal-Mart find from the craft section. I considered painting it but then opted not to so that they tie in with the natural clothes pins better. The carousel is from a retired set from American Girl. It was Rebecca Rubin’s Souvenir Set. Finally, the apothecary jar is from the American Girl Place Chicago Store. I’m not sure if they are sold anywhere else as I’ve never seen it anywhere else but I haven’t looked either. It was filled with pink and red jelly beans but I need to figure out what to put in it now that it is in the room. I just love apothecary jars. Good thing too as this jar had a bugger of a sticker to get off. Even using Goo Gone it took at least an hour to get the whole thing off.
I’m not sure why the pictures make the mirror look dirty because trust me that thing is pristine. I waited until I had it hung as well as all of the other wall decor in before I even thought of taking the protective layer off of it.
I feel like this room is turning out very cute. It has the perfect balance of sophistication and whimsy. I feel like girls of most any age would love to have a room like this.
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