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PART II. Dollhouse Renovation: Using Perfect Paints Shimmering Acrylic Paint to Complete Dollhouse Furniture

In my previous blog post, I shared with you my excitement for using Perfect Paints and texture mediums to renovate my dollhouse.  If you have not seen my previous blog post you can see it here.  

As promised, I am back with Part II of this series and this time, we will be customizing a bed for the Master Suite.


As I mentioned in my previous article, this dollhouse is a trial-and-error project for me. I am constantly experimenting with Perfect Paints products to achieve different techniques. And the Master Suite is no exception. The color scheme for this room is dark and light grey, silver, and black. I wanted the bed frame to have a rustic, vintage look, mimicking an old silver metal bed frame.


This wood miniature bed came from an old kit manufactured in 1989. It was a bit wonky but I made it work.

PS: You can see the stone wall in the background in the first photo from Part I, it turned out spectacular!

Painted vintage wooden dollhouse furniture using Shimmering Acrylic Paints
Painted vintage wooden dollhouse furniture using Shimmering Acrylic Paints

To achieve a the look of an old silver metal bed frame , I turned to Perfect Paint's Shimmering Acrylic Paint in Vintage Mercury. This paint has a beautiful shine and dries to a metallic finish, perfect for creating a vintage silver metal look.


1st coat Vintage Mercury Shimmering Acrylic Paint
1st coat Vintage Mercury Shimmering Acrylic Paint

I have a local lady who was kind enough to bring me a box full of old material swatch books. Although pretty small for most projects, perfect for miniatures. I am so glad that I hung on to them. I used a piece of foam that came in an Amazon order, to create the mattress and pillows, which was great.


Adding material to the dollhouse bedframe
Adding material to the dollhouse bedframe

The wallpaper will be removed and I am unsure of what kind of wall treatment I will use, but wanted to place it in the room to see how it looked.


Placing the bed frame into the mastersuite!
Placing the bed frame into the mastersuite!

As the paint dried, I stepped back to admire my work and that's when I noticed it. The bed frame had a few rough spots, which were clearly visible now that the paint had dried. I realized that I should have sanded the bed frame before painting it.

After sanding the bed frame, I painted a second coat of Perfect Paints Vintage Mercury.


After the paint was dry, I lightly sanded the bed frame to smooth out any rough edges and to create an time worn look of the bed frame underneath. This added more depth and dimension to the bed frame, making it look more like real silver metal.


Love the vintage metal look of the bed frame!
Love the vintage metal look of the bed frame!

I must say, I am thrilled with how the bed turned out. It looks like a real silver metal bed frame and fits perfectly with the overall color scheme of the room.


I hope you enjoyed Part II of this adventure. I will be continuing to show you more ways to use Perfect Paint paints and mediums to create unconventional projects in my upcoming blog posts.

Enjoy, Candy Rosenberg

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