DIY Our Generation Wardrobe Bakery
I am really excited about this guest post. Not only is it an amazing creation, but it was a mommy/daughter duo project which makes it even more special! We want to give a big thanks to Corinne for not only sharing her talent with all of us, but also going into great detail as to how they did everything step by step. That’s always a plus when sharing projects so others can understand the process, and find their own inspiration from it. Check out what Corinne and her daughter did below.
Background- When the bakery first came out my daughter was bummed when she saw how much it was, knowing that was just not in our budget. When I told her we should try making one she was very hesitant and didn’t think it would look as good but now loves it & is so proud of what she helped to make!
Purchased a used Our Generation wardrobe on local buy/sell site for $35.
Took tons of photos and removed hardware, placing in labeled baggies.
Next disassembled doors
Removed shelving- used a rubber mallet & they all easily popped right off.
Lighted sanded everything down, We weren’t too worried about the marks from where the shelving was because we knew it would be covered in the end.
Brought the AG catalog with us when we went shopping for paint colors- chose these @ Michael’s craft store:
Colors: true red & bahama blue. We guessed on these sizes, we still have some red left over but used every drop of the blue!
Next we painted (we didn’t prime).
We did 1 coat of red on the sides/top of the piece, 2 coats of red on the doors, 2 coats of blue on the inside.
Next we put the doors back on. My daughter was already soooo excited!!!
Next we measured where the mirror used to be (we just pulled it off, it was glued on) as we wanted to make it look like a window. Then we found an image on Google & printed it to fit. We used the old mirror to trace the oval size, covered it with contact paper & glued it on.
Here’s the image we picked:
Next was accessories! Almost everything we found was from around the house, our recycle bin, or Goodwill! I stopped there 1-2x a week during this process.
Sink/oven was made from a preowned jewelry box. I forgot to take a before picture but this one’s pretty close to the one we found:
We removed the drawers & took them apart to use as shelves in the refrigerator. Also removed the silver jewelry hanger. Painted it to match colors from the AG one.
Bought the paper clip holder on eBay (I think 6.99). Jewelry box was 2.99 @ Goodwill.
Oven was made from a couple cardboard boxes that we taped together. Some were red so we left them alone but one was pink so we painted it black.
Shelving pieces were found at Goodwill. Made shelves using cardboard covered with “marble” looking scrapbook paper & modge podge.
Other accessories are from Grace’s baking set, our generation kitchen, bag of fruit is a refrigerator magnet!
This piece we also found at Goodwill, made shelves using old play-doh lids again covered with scrapbook paper & modge podge.
Food is mostly erasers from family dollar, some is from the our generation kitchen.
Signs are from American Girl Ideas covered with contact paper. I made the La Patisserie sign on Microsoft word, font was called “imprint MT shadow” in size 50 & printed on closest color scrapbook paper.
Wall lights are from the dollar tree
Black Eiffel Tower is from goodwill
Bakery display case is wooden wall hanging box from Goodwill, along with plastic case, I came with a lid that we removed. Food is erasers again from family dollar.
White table is from Goodwill, painted white. Accessories from Grace’s baking set.
White shelf is from Goodwill. Made hooks using brass fasteners (colored black with sharpie) & glued down. Wooden spoon is from Grace’s baking set, measuring cups from our generation kitchen, oven mitt from pink felt/yarn.
Sign is refrigerator magnet from Kmart
Clock is from a wrist watch we found in our junk drawer!
Pastry cart is from a popcorn maker from Goodwill. Basically took it apart & removed inside, all the wires & popcorn making pieces, then used a scrap wooden block covered in marble looking scrapbook paper & modge podge. Found some turquoise mini duct tape @ Walmart to cover the golden posts & handle. Removed the wording on the sides with nail polish remover. Used silver sharpie to cover decorative accents on top. Black stand is from Goodwill. Food is erasers again.
All other accessories are from the our generation kitchen. Here’s just a bunch of pics of the finished product!
Wow! This mommy daughter duo did an amazing job! It turned out perfectly and there was a lot of quality time spent together doing this great project. Please leave a comment letting them know how amazing their talents are and ask any questions you might have!