Monday, October 15, 2018

Fixer Upper Style Doll House Room for Z Yang

We completed another room in our doll house! This one really evolved over time in the design process. We started knowing we wanted to do a room for Z Yang, our modern American Girl character who is a vlogger. We adore Z's collection, with her fold out computer desk and camera equipment. Z has a modern feel to her collection, a lot of black and white, with pops of purple, teal, and orange. We followed that theme in our room. With a special twist..........

Since we were also needing more rooms that can be multi functional, I decided to build a room that would be easy to switch out for a different themes. One of  Sami's and my favorite shows to watch together is Fixer Upper.  I already had been wanting to do a Fixer Upper doll house series for 18 inch dolls. So a white shiplap room was a must!  I will give credit to my husband who did all the hard work building this room. We wanted real shiplap, so he measured, cut, and installed all the shiplap outside in the summer heat when we built this. He is my own personal Chip, and he always does a great job!

One of the inspirational pieces for this room, was the modern black metal shelves we found. They were a second hand store purchase, and a very lucky random find! We always keep a look out for doll size items. 

We were also excited to finally have a space to use the American Girl TV set. This is such a cute set. Of course Fixer Upper is playing on the tv!  On the wall space above the TV, we printed black and white map images from google, and glued them to foam board, wrapping the edges, to create the look of a canvas print.

We chose the hometown cities of Tenney- Nashville,  Z Yang- Seattle, and Gabriella McBride- Philadelphia.

 We also created a black and white canvas from a photograph I took of our three girls we love having together, Tenny, Z. and Gabriella.

 On the shelves, we used photography items from Z and Kit's collections, and worked a natural element in to soften thing up, with mini faux plants we found at Target a few years ago. Next to the shelves, we added a snack station for all the movie watching, that also provided the balancing pops of color to this end of the room, with the AG purple popcorn machine, and orange drinks from Maryellen's fridge. I also found an extra Maryellen lamp on ebay, and gave it a makeover with spray paint and fabric, to match the room with silver accents and a pop of black.

 Maryellen's sofa also worked well in this room, with it's teal color. And it folds out into a bed, so this room can also serve as a bedroom for Z.  What a fun space for a slumber party!

The adorable sofa throw pillows were handmade by our sweet friend Adorable Doll Stuff on ETSY. I will link her shop, HERE
She makes such cute things!!!

The Aztec print rug, I made from a piece of fabric. It is a no sew rug. I just ironed the folded edges, and hot glued them into place. A very easy project to create a rug for your doll room. Placemats also work well for 18 inch doll house rugs.

 At the other end of the room, we have Z's computer desk. It is from American Girl. Most of the items on the desk come with her desk set, it is such a fun piece! We only added a few items to personalize our space and add touches of our color theme.

 For the wall space at the other end of the room, we created another canvas print with glue and foam board. I found a black and white image with a dalmation that went perfect in this room, especially since Z has a dalmation, named Popcorn.

 At the center of the room, we hung a light up marquee letter. This piece helped to pull the two sides of the room together, and created a center focal point. It was so perfect for our cinematic theme!

Z and Popcorn are so happy with their new room! 

We hope you enjoyed the first room in our AG Doll House Fixer Upper series! And don't forget to watch our video below to see more details on how we created this space!

Thanks for visiting!
 Sami and Kimberlee

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