DIY: Barbie Sofa Makeover

19 Jan

After Photo

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Here it is the before and after of the barbie sofa makeover from one of my thrifty finds this week. Yesterday I went thrifty shopping at my local thrift store and found this old blue colored Barbie sofa for ninety-nine cents. So i decided to give it an update. Here’s how I did it….

Before Photo

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First I knew I wanted something glamorous and gold. My daughter is really girly girly and so it had to be total girl like. I had some left over fabric from my last project and used that to make the pillows. I went out and purchased the gold spray paint and of course the barbie sofa.

Everything else I had on hand. Since I happen to have a sewing machine the pillows were easy to sew up. Took about 15 minutes total to have all 5 pillows cut, pinned, sewn and stuffed and about another hour or so to paint the sofa.   Have fun Dollhouse Glamming!

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Materials:

Dollhouse Sofa

Primer Spray Paint

Gold Spray Paint

Fabric

Sewing Machine or hand needles

Thread

Cotton Balls or extra fabric

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Step 1:

Add two coats of primer paint to the sofa. Allow 15-20 minutes to dry between each application. Let dry.

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Step 2:

Paint the sofa with gold spray paint. Apply three coats of gold paint. Allow 15-20 minutes between each coat.

Step 3:

  • Make sofa pillows. Cut your fabric to desired length and size.
  • Place exterior fabric inward facing one another leaving the inside of pillow on the exterior facing you on both sides to sew (see picture below).
  • Then pin and sew top and both left and right sides of fabric only sewing the bottom a little bit on both sides of the bottom of pillow case, leaving enough room to turn fabric inside out and stuff.
  • Then turn pillow inside out to the exterior side and stuff pillow cases with cotton or extra fabric and sew bottom area to enclose.

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Step 4:

Decorate your newly remodeled barbie sofa with fab pillows!

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