With the light colors and the shabby chic cottage feel, the cherry finish dining table just seemed a little out of place, so I decided to refinish it. Here is one of the dining chairs before refinishing. It had a cherry finish wood and red velvet cushions.
I repainted it with a cream color and gave it a distressed finish. Then I recovered the cushions with a tiny rose print fabric that I purchased from Etsy. Check out Memoriesnminiature Etsy Shop for some lovely dollhouse scale fabrics.
Here's a before and after of the table and chairs.
|Table before - cherry finish|
|Table after - refinished shabby chic style|
I added lace window treatments in the dining area that you can see in the picture above. Just click on the picture for a larger view. I made a roman shade for the kitchen window to match the curtain under the sink. The dish drainer and Dawn dishwashing liquid are from Ebay. I cut the tiny scrubby sponge from a regular size kitchen sponge.
I also refinished a pie safe cabinet from Hobby Lobby to match the table. The high chair came with a baby furniture set.
I love the real punched tin inserts in the doors of the pie safe.
With everything in place, the kitchen seemed so empty in the middle, so I decided to build an island. There was plenty of room for a big island with lots of counter space for baking.
I gave the island the same creamy distressed finish as the dining set, with a pop of the cabinet color to tie it all together.
The mixer stand, cookbook, and metal dishpan are from Kerbey Lane Miniatures on Ebay.
Here's a complete overview of how the kitchen looks now.
I'm also working on a post about my newest doll addition, so look for that very soon.