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transformed fake closet made in a tea set closet
I have saved for many years doll tea sets.
It's hard to get the right ones.
but i have four which i'm very fond of.
One is a birthday gift from a boss of my mum, some parts are lost , i was sooo glad when she gave it to me;-D
but it all stood in a book case and i thought many years i must make something special for them.
When i have got a lot of old toys of my niece , i saw in between all the toys a fake plastic display case for selling ice cream.
The look of it was perfect and i thought what a shame that this isn't a real closet toy.
I saw that my niece had tried to cut out the doors her self as well.
It gave me more inspiration and the longing of to make a real toy closet of it.

It was a big job, and hard labour, but now it's finished i have forgotten all the time and frustration it costed me;D
I don't really know how much time it was in real, some steps you can forget , i experianced and some are really quicker to make.
Not everybody has such a closet but i want to share you the tute because it can help you all to improve your skills and try something similiar out.
so please watch the tute and make profit of it.
Be creative and have just much crafting fun.

Okay i always like it to try out my photoshop skills at first i thought to set the closet in a dollhouse, but later on i love the idea to set it in a real design livingroom.LOL
one picture is of the interior designer Meghan Mc Ewen and the other of Rigelt Klint.
i have made alot of changes in one i have hang my own pictures.LOL
I like this strange playing with pictures and toy objects;-D

http://www.designsponge.com/2011/05/sneak-peek-rigetta-klint-of-slow-fashion-house.html
http://www.designsponge.com/2011/05/sneak-peek-meghan-mcewen-of-designtripper.html
the orignal pictures are made by Ditte Isager.

i was forgotten to ask them for permission , but i like to give all the people their credit they desivered , so thank you all for sharing your picts on the web.;XD

Thank very much you for stopping by;-D

Posted by Jet H. from Haarlem, North Holland, The Netherlands • Published See Jet H.'s 107 projects »
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  • How to make a dolls house. Tiny Teaset Display Closet Made Of A Toy - Step 1
    Step 1

    search for a nice potentional toy closet thing.

  • How to make a dolls house. Tiny Teaset Display Closet Made Of A Toy - Step 2
    Step 2

    What i forgot to do think of what you will put inside your closet, and take the measurments
    some of my tea sets were too large to storage in the closet.

  • How to make a dolls house. Tiny Teaset Display Closet Made Of A Toy - Step 3
    Step 3

    Cut with a sharp knife the doors out of the plastic.
    it's hard labour , so please be gentle with your hands, i had forgotten to weare gloves , and later on i saw my hands where full with blisters-S

  • How to make a dolls house. Tiny Teaset Display Closet Made Of A Toy - Step 4
    Step 4

    With an iron file sand the plastic doors and the door gates.

  • How to make a dolls house. Tiny Teaset Display Closet Made Of A Toy - Step 5
    Step 5

    cut small strips of cotton and clue them with gel glue inside the closet , like the where hinges.
    Be sure that you make the inside roomier of the glued strips between the door and the insides.
    I forgot this and i had to replace them later on.

  • How to make a dolls house. Tiny Teaset Display Closet Made Of A Toy - Step 6
    Step 6

    Do the same with the outside of the doors.
    For this side you don't have to make some space in between of the "hinges" on the doors and the front closet because the doors will be opening to the outside.;-D

  • How to make a dolls house. Tiny Teaset Display Closet Made Of A Toy - Step 7
    Step 7

    search for a small board.
    this will be your shelf in the downpart of the closet.
    Take the inside measures and make the marks on the wood.

  • How to make a dolls house. Tiny Teaset Display Closet Made Of A Toy - Step 8
    Step 8

    saw the shelf and sand it and try it out in the closet.

  • How to make a dolls house. Tiny Teaset Display Closet Made Of A Toy - Step 9
    Step 9

    In front of the priming i have given the plastic closet a layer with white glue.

  • How to make a dolls house. Tiny Teaset Display Closet Made Of A Toy - Step 10
    Step 10

    Prime the inside and outside.
    I have given the closet two layers of priming.

  • How to make a dolls house. Tiny Teaset Display Closet Made Of A Toy - Step 11
    Step 11

    Because the inside of the downside of the closet had high rib shapes, and i thought that isn't smart for a closet that will be sooo tiny.
    so i have made of carton scraps a shelf for the inside.

    Warning:
    Before i made the shelf i knew that the backside of this part must be fall in the closet part itself.
    So the shelfs had to be adjust to that measuring.
    so ... on the pict it's looking if the underneat shelf isn't good, in real it was.!!!!
    Hope you understand this;-D

  • How to make a dolls house. Tiny Teaset Display Closet Made Of A Toy - Step 12
    Step 12

    Paint the closet with nice colours you like.
    I have choosen for licht blue becaus this was for tiny doll tea sets, so i had to look just pretty and sweet.;-D
    So when you choose your own colour think of what you want to show in the display.

  • How to make a dolls house. Tiny Teaset Display Closet Made Of A Toy - Step 13
    Step 13

    wrap the shelves in some nice paper and glue it down.
    try out if the shelves still fit in the closet.

  • How to make a dolls house. Tiny Teaset Display Closet Made Of A Toy - Step 14
    Step 14

    Pick a scarp of hardboard or other kind of plate wood .
    Lay the closet down on it and draw with a pencil the outside.
    then you have almost the pattern what you must saw out.

  • How to make a dolls house. Tiny Teaset Display Closet Made Of A Toy - Step 15
    Step 15

    Now make the measuring real , the plastic outside is always thicker so be smart and work carefully.
    it will help you with less modifying later on.
    Do both steps as well for the upside of the backside of the closet.

  • How to make a dolls house. Tiny Teaset Display Closet Made Of A Toy - Step 16
    Step 16

    Saw both parts out of the wood.
    And try the pieces out if they are real fitting.
    I did the topside wrong and i have made a sort of still plate of scraps of balsa wood to made the topback side okay.

  • How to make a dolls house. Tiny Teaset Display Closet Made Of A Toy - Step 17
    Step 17

    Sand the parts and gave them a layer of wall paint.

  • How to make a dolls house. Tiny Teaset Display Closet Made Of A Toy - Step 18
    Step 18

    Make of carton the pattern of the underneat doors.
    I liked it to make a top layer on them so i made that pattern as well.
    Cut the big part out of carton 6 x.
    and do this 3 x with the panel.

  • How to make a dolls house. Tiny Teaset Display Closet Made Of A Toy - Step 19
    Step 19

    Glue a nice piece of paper on three of the door pieces and the same on the smaller panels.

  • How to make a dolls house. Tiny Teaset Display Closet Made Of A Toy - Step 20
    Step 20

    Glue with nice paper the inside of the backsides of the closet as well.

  • How to make a dolls house. Tiny Teaset Display Closet Made Of A Toy - Step 21
    Step 21

    Glue the three big panels with the paper disgn on them in the inside of the doors.

  • How to make a dolls house. Tiny Teaset Display Closet Made Of A Toy - Step 22
    Step 22

    Glue now the shelfes for the undercloset in the inside closet.

    This will be helpfull for to work on the outside of the doors.

  • How to make a dolls house. Tiny Teaset Display Closet Made Of A Toy - Step 23
    Step 23

    Glue a fake bead or pearl cord on the outside of the panels.
    You can use masking tape for help to glue the cord easily down.!!!

  • How to make a dolls house. Tiny Teaset Display Closet Made Of A Toy - Step 24
    Step 24

    Okay now you can glue the backside of the underpart .

  • How to make a dolls house. Tiny Teaset Display Closet Made Of A Toy - Step 25
    Step 25

    Glue beads on the doors, like they were door knobs.
    then glue beside that the door panels on the doors.

  • How to make a dolls house. Tiny Teaset Display Closet Made Of A Toy - Step 26
    Step 26

    glue fake rhinestone hearts on the small panels of the doors.
    (i had hearts only one to short, so i used an other colour in the middle.LOL)

  • How to make a dolls house. Tiny Teaset Display Closet Made Of A Toy - Step 27
    Step 27

    Pick up a piece of wood or carton. and draw your window frame door for the upper part of the display case .

  • How to make a dolls house. Tiny Teaset Display Closet Made Of A Toy - Step 28
    Step 28

    When you like it, and all is right of measurment and real straight at the edges.
    like mine drawing , you can start with the cutting of the baslsa wood.

  • How to make a dolls house. Tiny Teaset Display Closet Made Of A Toy - Step 29
    Step 29

    glue the window frame together with woodglue and hold it together on your design on the wood or carton with clothpins.

  • How to make a dolls house. Tiny Teaset Display Closet Made Of A Toy - Step 30
    Step 30

    Take carefully after 24 hours drying your frames away.
    Sand the edge smoothly and be sure it will fit in your closet.!
    Paint the frames in a pretty colour you like and let it dry.

  • How to make a dolls house. Tiny Teaset Display Closet Made Of A Toy - Step 31
    Step 31

    I had plastic sheets scraps still around , but you can buy them in a office requirements store or use plastic wrappings.
    Lay the frames above the plastic sheet and draw all around it a line,
    and cut the window shapes out.

  • How to make a dolls house. Tiny Teaset Display Closet Made Of A Toy - Step 32
    Step 32

    Glue the "glass" in the frames and use the help of clothpins.;-D

  • How to make a dolls house. Tiny Teaset Display Closet Made Of A Toy - Step 33
    Step 33

    Glue the backside of the top behind the closet.

  • How to make a dolls house. Tiny Teaset Display Closet Made Of A Toy - Step 34
    Step 34

    In between the drying time you can start with pimping the lampshades.
    i had found in the dollarstore some lace paper tape and thought that it would be nice to use this.

  • How to make a dolls house. Tiny Teaset Display Closet Made Of A Toy - Step 35
    Step 35

    I discovered that the lace tape was lovely but ... it was still paper and not a real transformation.
    so i have glued small pieces of pearl cord aroound the shade and the paper.
    and i have made the paper stifner with a layer of mat mod podge.
    i have done the same with the lace on the shelfs in the closet display.

    On the highest part i have glued some carton pieces behind the lace to let it hang in place.

  • How to make a dolls house. Tiny Teaset Display Closet Made Of A Toy - Step 36
    Step 36

    Glue the windows with strips of cotton hinges in the closet.
    Glue some pearl bead as door knob on them.
    and then play wit pearl cord and gems and pearls on the whole closet.
    When you like your design , glue it all down.

  • How to make a dolls house. Tiny Teaset Display Closet Made Of A Toy - Step 37
    Step 37

    Don't forget the side parts of the closet

  • How to make a dolls house. Tiny Teaset Display Closet Made Of A Toy - Step 38
    Step 38

    glue some cotton scraps on the side parts as well.

  • How to make a dolls house. Tiny Teaset Display Closet Made Of A Toy - Step 39
    Step 39

    almost done !!! LOL
    glue like hooks with the your hot glue gun some paperclips on the backside on the top.

  • How to make a dolls house. Tiny Teaset Display Closet Made Of A Toy - Step 40
    Step 40

    and on this glue cotton strips with wood glue layers on them to make it more strongly.

  • How to make a dolls house. Tiny Teaset Display Closet Made Of A Toy - Step 41
    Step 41

    Hang your closet on a nice place on the walll, or set it on a nice place.
    pick up your treasures and set them in the closet display.

  • How to make a dolls house. Tiny Teaset Display Closet Made Of A Toy - Step 42
    Step 42

    shut the doors and enjoy your work and your treasures;-D

    Okay i always like it to try out my photoshop skills at first i thought to set the closet in a dollhouse, but later on i love the idea to set it in a real design livingroom.LOL

    It was hard labour but , it's really to do when you are a allround crafter .
    So i thought it will help others to share my tute to do something else then always using paper and carton.LOL
    And of course you can always ask for help of a dad or hubby.
    I didn't asked anybody so... i'm really proud of myself.LOL

    thank you very much of reading this tute, wish you much crafting fun with the making of and be creative;-D
    If you don't understand some part please ask for help , i will try to help you all;-D

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Gabrielle
Gabrielle · 7 projects
i love love love it! thank you soooo much for the fantastic tutorial!
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aluciana
aluciana · Kostenets, Sofia Province, BG
Wow! 18 hours!
This one is so creative and detailed. I wish I had your patience, dearest Jet. Happy
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Jolanda
Jolanda · Nederland, Colorado, US · 54 projects
great job!! I really love it. xx
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Alf
Alf · Puerto Rico, Misiones Province, AR · 17 projects
Very great job so pretty Iam amazed
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Nancy!
Nancy! · Shawinigan, Quebec, CA · 64 projects
love it!!! like all your others projects ^_^ :p
Thats a lot of work! :O and all the little detail wow!
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PinkWeeds
PinkWeeds · Omaha, Nebraska, US · 207 projects
super cute.
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