Maryellen’s Living Room Set

Posted on Aug 11 2015 - 11:33pm by Rudy

Maryellen's Living Room Set

Maryellen’s Living Room Set

Who is ready for Maryellen to come out?!  Just get here already!  Enough with the teasers right?! By now everyone should have seen the leaked photos from American Girl all over social media.  Not to mention that American Girl has been giving us sneak peeks on their pinterest page!  As much as I love sneak peeks, and I am guilty of them myself, I just want to see the entire product!

Here is my DIY version of Maryellen’s Living Room Set.  Her table is actually a three tier table, but since it’s DIY you can make it however you want!  It still has the same feel and design.  Once I have the real thing on hand I will design a sketch up for those woodworkers out there!  That one will be more accurate of the design.  I really hope you enjoy my version!

Funny Story-The table is complete and sitting off to the side waiting for me to take pictures of it when my youngest Lexie walks in.  Lexie,”Mom, what is that??” Me, “It’s a table.” Lexie “It’s looks weird! Really weird!”

Materials Needed:

  1. White Foam Board
  2. Scissors
  3. Kidney Table Printable
  4. Maryellen Table Printable
  5. TV Guides
  6. E6000 Glue
  7. Gold Card Stock
  8. White Paper
  9. Stapler
  10. Glue Stick
  11. Large & Medium Dowel
  12. And of course Mod Podge!

Tips:

  • I used Mod Podge on the table top printable BEFORE I glued them to the foam board.  Do not add Mod Podge after.  It will warp the foam board.
  • I used scissors to cut out the printables from the foam board.  It gives a very nice crisp edge over the x-acto knife. At least for me anyways. It does take more time though.
  • When I had the tables turned upside down with the E6000 glue drying on the legs, I also squirted some down into the legs.  I thought hey, extra strength right?  Just make sure it dries all the way before you flip it over.  You could use hot glue, but it won’t hold up as well.

Watch & let us know what you think!

Maryellen’s Living Room Set was last modified: March 21st, 2017 by Rudy

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

  1. Carol Guther February 27, 2016 at 7:22 am -

    Is there some way you can make the reverse image of the kidney shaped printable so that you can make 2 end tables that would go to either side of the sofa?

    I would love to have matching end tables but they would have to be opposites of each other to do that.

    Thanks!

  2. Olivia Wilson November 15, 2015 at 1:45 pm -

    Yes. what Charlotte said. Can you make a DIY version of Maryellen’s Sofa Bed set? It would be awesome if you could 🙂
    Thanks!~Olivia Wilson https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCEpNYG77WVhCysYz1-tUEgA

  3. Charlotte November 14, 2015 at 2:49 pm -

    Do you think you could try to do a DIY for Maryellen’s sofa bed? I’m in love with the piece, but it’s a little expensive.

  4. grace November 8, 2015 at 4:25 pm -

    Wow i hate i missed the giveaway i love them but also I TURNED 11 ON THE 27TH!!!

  5. Mariah August 14, 2015 at 7:47 pm -

    I love your videos, i wanted to know if you can make a video on YouTube of how to make a dining table and different printables for my dolls if you can , thanks

  6. Darlene Dickinson (Uniqua BeSweet) August 13, 2015 at 6:38 am -

    Once again, you’ve outdone yourself! This project is right on the mark!

  7. janae August 12, 2015 at 10:45 pm -

    dang a lang!! You work quick! Thanks!

  8. Gina Griffin August 12, 2015 at 10:27 pm -

    Thank you Rudy, love the TV guide.

  9. Laura August 12, 2015 at 12:17 pm -

    YAYAYAYAYAY!!!!!

  10. Laura August 12, 2015 at 11:57 am -

    Are you going to do a giveaway again?

    • Rudy August 12, 2015 at 11:59 am -

      Yes, the giveaway will be announced after her release on the 27th!

  11. Laura August 12, 2015 at 11:51 am -

    Did you get Maryellen and her furniture already?

  12. sharon August 12, 2015 at 7:17 am -

    Rudy, do you think that the colors of the Seaside Diner are Pink and Turquoise or Coral and Turquoise?

    • Rudy August 12, 2015 at 8:55 am -

      I think they are coral. At least that’s what I’m hoping since the colors look like they run through her entire world.

  13. Kelly Shaw-Allen August 12, 2015 at 6:52 am -

    Adorable

    • Rudy August 12, 2015 at 8:55 am -

      Thank you!

  14. Cheryl August 12, 2015 at 6:21 am -

    So cute! I love saving money!

    • Rudy August 12, 2015 at 8:55 am -

      Save that money!! It’s really sturdy too.

  15. Lisa August 12, 2015 at 4:59 am -

    I love it! Thanks. Where did you get your couch? Did you make it?

    • Rudy August 12, 2015 at 8:56 am -

      That couch was a random CL find. But, I do plan on making ME couch! I kinda have an idea on how I want to make it, but I am waiting until I can get the accurate measurements from the real thing!

  16. sharon August 12, 2015 at 4:54 am -

    Adorable!!

    • Rudy August 12, 2015 at 8:56 am -

      Thanks 🙂