25 jan. 2017
Ladies and gents, get ready for some serious upcycling! Now, we love a good second hand store, you never know how an old piece of furniture can surprise you. Teaming up with Myrorna and a bunch of creative designers we got into the fabulous DIY mood for a cool workshop in Stockholm.
You might have stumbled upon the lovely illustrations of Mrs Mighetto. If you haven't then you need to get aquainted asap! Their style is perfect for kid's room and .... we wouldn't mind having a little bit of that cuteness in our bedroom either.
Anna & Malin felt inspired by an old and rather plain dollhouse and decided to give it an unexpected twist. So, you can use it as a storage, book holder, dollhouse to play and a jewelry unit. Isn't that just awesome?
And voila! Three hours and a few paint drips later this lovely piece emerged!
Curious to make your own? Grab your notebooks and let's get to work. This is what you need:
✓ an old dollhouse
✓ lively paint and brushes
✓ some tape to help paint the inside without drips
✓ super cute illlustrations to make us go awww
✓ Estelle 480 Ash Natural pegs to add a dash of that scandinavian style
✓ decor and books
Now that we have everything on our shopping list, let's start by painting the inside of the dollhouse. A little sandpapering over the inside walls should make the paint more resistant.
So while busy hands were creating magic, we took the time to ask the girls a few questions about their take on upcycling and second hand furniture.
Why do you consider upcycling important and why do you like it?
Simply because welfare societies seem to over consume. Upcycling is fun, more personalized and creative.
What are the 3 top things to look for when shopping in a second hand store?
Small porcelain animals, mirrors and beautiful frames.
What are your favorite accessories/tools to use when doing a DIY project?
Paint, paint, paint, you can change the look of everything when adding a new color.
What do you think are some interesting trends to follow up in vintage shopping?
We care less about keeping the style of the centuries and there is more pride and confidence nowadays in second hand shopping.
So we hope you enjoyed this makeover as much as we did! Saw something that you like? The dollhouse is available for auction starting February 1st, with all profits going to the Salvation Army's social work.
Sponsored by: Fredells Byggvaruhus, Stockholm
In collaboration with: Myrorna, Swedish second hand store
Creative hands: Illustrators and Designers Anna Sylvan & Malin Mighetto
We are proud to be in the forefront with a fresh design element in home decor styling – furniture feet! This grounding detail has been cast aside for too long and is now getting it's deserved attention. At Prettypegs we are passionate about details and design, and we all know that a unique accessory, like stunning jewelry or shoes will lift a personality. The same goes with furniture.