Looking for a cute and easy tutorial on a dollhouse lamp? And shabby chic too? Then you have landed on the right spot! I’m excited to share this 1/12 scale project with you because it was so easy, unique and FAST. Seriously, instant-gratification is my middle name when it comes to crafts. Maybe because every little step takes me so darned long that I get REALLY excited about a project that I can complete in one day.
Below is my step-by-step tutorial on a shabby chic hanging lamp for a 1:12 scale dollhouse. Naturally, it would work in other scales as well. I can totally see it in Barbie’s or Blythe’s house too.
LOL, ignore the dry hands that always have paint caked all over them. (grin)
- The first step was to find something that would be cute in a dollhouse. This pendant is perfect! I got it at Jo-Ann’s fabric store.
- Next, I disassembled the pendant.
- Then I spray painted the little metal star shape with this kind of rusty looking paint.
- When that was dry I was ready to assemble. In figure 4, you can see my components that I used for the light. I have a 3 volt battery and cell holder with an on-off switch, a 3 volt nano light, several beads, two jump rings and a chain.
Assembly: Thread the beads onto the nano light, insert into the star shape and close up with a jump ring and chain on top. Attach a little drop bead at the bottom of the fixture with a jump ring. Thread the light wires through the chain and hook up as per manufacturers instructions.
I don’t have my lamp permanently wired yet because I’m not sure if it will go into this kind of modern house with a shabby chic bedroom or into my old English Tudor cottage. The little shabby chic bed is one that I am refurbishing. I often get broken junk in with my Ebay “lot” buys and that’s OK. I can always use parts. The fun thing about this bed is a secret that I will let you in on with the next post. Be sure to come back for the bed tutorial.
You can get the chip battery holders, lights and a whole lot of dollhouse lighting info at True 2 Scale. Check out their little kits too. They are adorable. I especially love the little glitter house kits.