The little white shelf with the two drawers cost only 99 cents plus tax..
I have needed a little shelf in my sun/sewing room..
And this was just the right size...
The doll was the same price and I could kind of picture them together.. As you know I love making dolls but when you can buy one all made for that price then I buy them and redo them..
Anyway, this is how they turned out..
All I had to do with the shelf was to sand it some and then paint it with black acrylic paint..Rubbed up the edges a bit and then a coat of water based sealer..
Ta Da... all finished..
As for the doll....
As you know I like the primitive style..
I took off the doll's hair and lace collar and buttons and bows ...
Then I dipped her in a bowl of strong tea along with a piece of cheesecloth..
They spent a few minutes in a 200 degree oven..
Just needed to add a little painted nose and some rusty colored yarn hair..
The cheesecloth made an apron along with a wood star..
And she was finished, too..
On the shelf I just put an old pin cushion, a couple of old bottles of buttons and a little sewing machine...
All done... smile...
Do you look for things to make over when you go to the thrift shops? I find wood pieces and dolls the easiest things to make over..
Black paint does an easy redo of a shelf or what have you..
Dolls might be a bit more complicated but if you get a pic off the web you can get some ideas for them .. It is not that hard really..
Oh, I thought I would show you this rug I am working on for my sun room also..
I bought it at the thrift store for $5.00...