DIY Our Generation Wardrobe Bakery

Posted on Feb 28 2016 - 10:41am by Rudy

DIY Our Generation Bakery

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! 

Step 1:

Purchased a used Our Generation wardrobe on local buy/sell site for $35.

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Step 3:

Took tons of photos and removed hardware, placing in labeled baggies.

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Step 4:

Next disassembled doors

DIY Our Generation Wardrobe Bakery

Step 5:

Removed shelving- used a rubber mallet & they all easily popped right off.

DIY Our Generation Wardrobe Bakery DIY Our Generation Wardrobe Bakery

Step 6:

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!

DIY Our Generation Wardrobe Bakery

Step 7:

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.

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Step 8:

Next we put the doors back on. My daughter was already soooo excited!!!

DIY Our Generation Wardrobe Bakery

Step 9:

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:

DIY Our Generation Wardrobe Bakery DIY Our Generation Wardrobe Bakery

DIY Our Generation Wardrobe Bakery DIY Our Generation Wardrobe Bakery

Step 10:

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:

DIY Our Generation Wardrobe Bakery DIY Our Generation Wardrobe Bakery

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.

DIY Our Generation Wardrobe Bakery

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.

DIY Our Generation Wardrobe Bakery DIY Our Generation Wardrobe Bakery

Shelving pieces were found at Goodwill.  Made shelves using cardboard covered with “marble” looking scrapbook paper & modge podge.

DIY Our Generation Wardrobe Bakery DIY Our Generation Wardrobe Bakery

DIY Our Generation Wardrobe Bakery DIY Our Generation Wardrobe Bakery

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.

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DIY Our Generation Wardrobe Bakery DIY Our Generation Wardrobe Bakery

Food is mostly erasers from family dollar, some is from the our generation kitchen.

DIY Our Generation Wardrobe Bakery

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.

DIY Our Generation Wardrobe Bakery

Wall lights are from the dollar tree

DIY Our Generation Wardrobe Bakery DIY Our Generation Wardrobe Bakery

Black Eiffel Tower is from goodwill

DIY Our Generation Wardrobe Bakery DIY Our Generation Wardrobe Bakery

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.

DIY Our Generation Wardrobe Bakery DIY Our Generation Wardrobe Bakery

White table is from Goodwill, painted white.  Accessories from Grace’s baking set.

DIY Our Generation Wardrobe Bakery DIY Our Generation Wardrobe Bakery

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.

DIY Our Generation Wardrobe Bakery DIY Our Generation Wardrobe Bakery

DIY Our Generation Wardrobe Bakery DIY Our Generation Wardrobe Bakery

Sign is refrigerator magnet from Kmart

DIY Our Generation Wardrobe Bakery

Clock is from a wrist watch we found in our junk drawer!

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Pastry Cart

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.

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DIY Graces Pastry Cart DIY Graces Pastry Cart

DIY Graces Pastry Cart DIY Graces Pastry Cart

DIY Graces Pastry Cart DIY Graces Pastry Cart

All other accessories are from the our generation kitchen.  Here’s just a bunch of pics of the finished product!

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DIY Graces Pastry Cart DIY Graces Pastry Cart

DIY Our Generation Bakery

DIY Graces Pastry Cart

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!

DIY Our Generation Wardrobe Bakery was last modified: March 21st, 2017 by Rudy

31 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. sara July 14, 2016 at 10:48 am -

    Did you guys do that diy?

  2. Donna May 22, 2016 at 6:04 am -

    My favorite!

  3. Lara April 16, 2016 at 12:59 pm -

    Cn you make a review on doll 39?

  4. Donna Smith Ott March 17, 2016 at 2:01 pm -

    Love this!! Super smart idea!

  5. Mary AG fun stuff ❤️ March 7, 2016 at 4:15 pm -

    That look’s like grace’s bakery 🗼

  6. Sadie March 1, 2016 at 8:39 am -

    COOL!

  7. Gina Griffin February 29, 2016 at 9:22 pm -

    great work! looks so beautiful

  8. Claudine February 29, 2016 at 4:55 pm -

    I love that it was a mom/daughter project! Well done!

  9. Emily&Morgan February 29, 2016 at 2:39 pm -

    Can you make a vid

  10. Maddie February 29, 2016 at 12:10 pm -

    This is a must do project!!!

  11. Stephanie February 29, 2016 at 11:56 am -

    Very awesome!!!

  12. Julia.H February 29, 2016 at 11:55 am -

    wow such a great job!You’re goodwill must have everything!So cute!I love the sink!

  13. Lan Young February 29, 2016 at 9:27 am -

    They did a wonderful job. Happy little girl I saw

  14. Smiley Ninja February 29, 2016 at 7:58 am -

    Hi, Could you make a kitchen using this same closet? 🙂 I think you can and I will try it!

  15. Linda Reynolds February 29, 2016 at 4:43 am -

    This is a great project! I love DIY!

  16. Kate February 29, 2016 at 4:19 am -

    Sooooo cute! You are a genius, Rudy!

  17. Latonya February 28, 2016 at 9:16 pm -

    Too cute!!! A sitting area at the top would make a nice addition!

  18. Ann February 28, 2016 at 9:06 pm -

    Wow! That is amazing! Great job!

  19. buzzy February 28, 2016 at 5:48 pm -

    CUTEST THING EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  20. buzzy February 28, 2016 at 5:47 pm -

    CUTEST THING EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  21. Sophie T February 28, 2016 at 4:04 pm -

    This is an amazing craft! You are so talented and creative! I see a lot of doll play hours using this set!

  22. Olivia Wilson February 28, 2016 at 3:46 pm -

    I have a question: Can Grace actually stand up in there?

  23. Samantha February 28, 2016 at 2:00 pm -

    Hi , can you have an American girl Lea’s rain forest house giveaway? Because I want to enter. I won’t have enough money to get it 🙁

  24. Carol Guther February 28, 2016 at 1:36 pm -

    Genius! Now why can’t I think of things like that?

    Great job!

  25. Kate February 28, 2016 at 1:21 pm -

    So cute and cool!!!

  26. Karen February 28, 2016 at 1:18 pm -

    What a great idea! It looks amazing!

  27. Olivia Wilson February 28, 2016 at 12:27 pm -

    Genius! So cute too!

  28. Flo February 28, 2016 at 11:51 am -

    This is very clever, love the idea!

  29. Kaitlyn Harms February 28, 2016 at 11:03 am -

    That is so cute!

  30. Samantha February 28, 2016 at 10:56 am -

    Oh sorry, I just read you didn’t make it. Can you make a radio? And a selfish stick?

  31. Samantha February 28, 2016 at 10:54 am -

    I will look forward to making this, but can you make a video?