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Published on August 31st, 2013 | by Jules Yap


Mid Century Modern Doll Furniture Chair and Coffee Table


Materials: 8″ and 5″ Blanda Matt Bowls, Tolsby picture frame base, 4 disposable wooden chopsticks (preferable the round kind), foam board

Description: To make the chair:

Step 1: Take the round base of the Tolsby picture frame and position the 8″ Blanda Matt Bowl on its side at an approximate 75degree angle on top of the white base.

Step 2: Make a mark on where the white base will be glued to the bowl.

Step 3: Use hot glue to stick the base.

*Make a cushion for the chair if you want.




To make the table:

Step 1: cut a 10.5dia circle from the foam board. Glue it inside the 5″ Blanda Matt bowl.

*Cover the foam board with decorative paper if you want. I used a silver contact paper.

Step 2: measure 1″ from the tapered tip of all 4 chopsticks. Cut and superglue them at the bottom of the 5″ bowl for table legs. I have mine spaced around 1″ away from the IKEA logo at the bottom of the bowl.

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Jules Yap

"I am Jules, the engine behind IKEAHackers and the one who keeps this site up and running. My mission is to capture all the wonderful, inspiring, clever hacks and ideas for our much loved IKEA items".

16 Responses to Mid Century Modern Doll Furniture Chair and Coffee Table

  1. Emily! says:

    Hi Jules! I have an American Girl Doll. She is 18″ Would a bowl that size still work? Thanks. Anyways, is there any other place to find bowls like that? Cuz I love the idea, but I don’t really go to Ikeas a lot and begging my mom to drive all the way down there to get bowls? You get my point. So my two questions: Would that bowl work for 18″ dolls and is there any other place to get the bowls? Thanks! <3 :)

  2. Sara says:

    Hi, thanks so much for this – I’ve just made it for my Blythe and it looks fab!

  3. Betty says:

    Love the idea!! What size bowl would you suggest for a American Girl doll? Thanks

  4. Hi Jules! I’m Ikea’s addicted an I really love so much your ideas! I will follow you for taking inspiration! I think you’re a genius, this modern Mid Century Modern Doll Furniture Chair and Coffee Table is fabolous! Thank you!

  5. Molly says:

    So awesome :)

  6. Meän Satu says:

    I like this very much! Thank you for this idea :)
    -Satu from Finland-

    (Meän = dialect from Our = Our Satu, not “mean”, meÄn)

  7. Inga Tipp says:

    I want that table in real life.

  8. Anonymous says:

    So Mod!! You’re a doll!!

    Sorry, I couldn’t stop myself.

  9. Anonymous says:

    It’s so unfair that the doll gets a better chair than I can afford for myself !!! ;-)
    Absolutely brilliant!

  10. Julia Konya says:

    Super cool!

  11. Mirella says:

    I really love it :)

  12. Jo says:

    so we’re finally back to the usual ingenuity path….
    finals for HOTY2013

  13. Kamianta says:

    oh :) brilliant idea :)

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