Lockdown provided lots of time to work on various projects. My husband and I painted our living room and then our dining room. After that, I began hand painting over sixty cabinet cards that were a big hit with shoppers when the antique market opened. And finally I finished this project suggested by The World of Interiors Magazine instagram. The magazine wanted readers to create a favorite cover. Many responded and did artwork. But I decided to replicate a cover using dollhouse scale furniture.
The cover I chose was from October 1996 (above). I found a dollhouse sofa with the right shape and simply snapped off the back to turn it into a daybed. I painted over the wood frame and made my own fabric cushion with painted-on green stripes. Walls are foam core and the wide stripes are paper. The floor is popsicle sticks. The lights were a challenge though. I tried various materials and found that paperclips and folded black paper worked best. You can see the finished project in the introduction photograph of this post.
(Photos- Martha Browne)