I’m not going to beat around the bush here–Cassandra’s bedroom is my favorite room in the house. The crazy part is that it just kind of came together, I didn’t do any pre-planning or anything. It has only one piece of actual doll furniture in it, the AG School Desk (that they no longer sell). The rest is odds and ends. I started by making her a bed out of a box I had for the bunk bed set in Rebecca and Marie-Grace’s bedroom and it just grew from there.
I think the reason I like her room so well is that it looks like a typical pre-teen bedroom with books, toys and clutter.
We’ll start on this side of the room. Here you can see her carrier for Chester, he rarely spends any time in it though! BTW-if you watched “The Nanny”, did you know that the reason that Chester in that show always seemed more comfortable with Fran is because he belonged to Fran Drescher in real life? I thought that was cool.
On to what is my favorite piece in the entire dollhouse–the bookcase! I picked this up at a thrift store near where Evil Twin lives. Believe it or not, I almost didn’t buy it!! I’m not sure what it’s supposed to be, perhaps for a kids desktop or something similar. For $4, it has turned into a fantastic centerpiece for this bedroom. It’s a great place to store everyone’s books, Julie’s sound accessories, and miscellaneous odds and ends that belong to Cassandra. She will be so excited that I finally got that picture framed that we took of Chester! Beside it is the AG desk I mentioned before. I wish they hadn’t discontinued this piece, I think it is so well made, and truthfully much more realistic than the new one they have come out with.
The nightstand is something I made myself, it was just a plain wood cube I picked up at Joann’s for a couple of bucks. I would like to get one or two more, but they discontinued carrying them and I haven’t seen them since! I simply painted it in a color that went with the bedding. The lamp is from Dollar Tree, the Kleenex box is from an OG set, the water bottle is a Tupperware keychain. The alarm clock–oh gosh, I LOVE that little clock. It actually works, complete with alarm! It’s probably one of the more expensive things I’ve bought, I got it off Amazon for around $10, but it is so cute! Of course you see her Barbie and car she got for Easter, and underneath her odds and ends that everyone seems to accumulate.
Cassandra’s bedding is my favorite of all of the sets I’ve made, I just love that fabric print. I first saw it on Etsy when someone else had made doll bedding out of it. The search was on for it, that was hard fabric to locate, so you can imagine how shocked I was to find it at Walmart! I got it at the same time I bought the fabric I just used to make Alya’s bedding set.
It wouldn’t be a kids bed without some clutter on it, we see here a backpack and an iPad. And on the floor, her roller skates, the bag her earrings came from AG and a rather full clothes hamper. I’ll tell you a little secret–to make the hampers look more realistic, I use them as storage for all of the doll socks, underwear and the few doll sized towels we have floating around. That way I always know where those items are at, and let’s face it–who has an empty hamper!
As you can see, there is a little–or should I say big–surprise waiting for Cassandra when she gets back. I found this adorable stuffed Minion at Kmart after she left and decided she just had to have it. I can’t wait to see the look on her face when she sees it! The mini Miss AG Bear I’ve had for a long time, I got it on clearance. I didn’t plan for it to be in Cassandra’s room, that happened when I realized how well the nightgown on the bear matched her bedding. Pathetic, huh? 🙂
And there you have it, the tour of Cassandra’s room. I hope I covered everything, if you have any questions, feel free to ask. At the end of the week we will do Kit’s room, stop back!