Monday, January 14, 2013

Dollhouse Sneak-peak!

When I was younger, maybe elementary school age, my parents bought me a dollhouse. It came in pieces and my Dad and Grandpa both said they would help me build it. Fast forward several years to one summer day on college break. I rediscovered the unconstructed dollhouse in the basement! It became my life goal to build the dollhouse. (Yes. My life goal. Maybe it would sound better if I said one of my life goals?)


And then I got a job and had to move to a different state and become an adult and all that mumbo jumbo.

And now, here I am, four years later, still working on this darn thing. But I am getting closer! It is mostly constructed (phew!) and almost all that remains is the fun part... decorating!

Here is what it looks like on the site. It didn't have a photo of it unfinished and in pieces. And (of course) I didn't think of taking a picture of all the pieces. 

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And here is what I came up with:


I know, I know. It's on a desk and doesn't have the best backdrop but hey, it's almost 10 pm and past my bedtime! It's also not totally finished yet. I will be adding more moss and greenery around the house, especially the roof and foundation. Especially under the window where I got a little crazy with the shingles. :)


Here's a closeup of the porch. I made the plant. :)


I also plan on making window boxes. It did come with some but they are just solid wood... not a box with a space in the middle to put plants. Totally not functional. (Yes, I know we are still talking about a dollhouse here.)


And here is my current favorite room in the house... the kitchen! It's my favorite because it's the room I have worked on the most. All the furnishings are either store bought and refinished or deconstructed/reconstructed from store bought. I made the plant and sponge too. :)


Woohoo! SO excited to decorate my dirty mini house! :)

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24 comments:

  1. Oh that's sweet! I love it! I want to live in it :)

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  2. I love this, it made me smile and want to play!

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  3. I'm with Bethany - I want to live in it too!!!
    You turned an ordinary doll house into an extraordinary one - beautiful job!!!
    XOX

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  4. We just inherited a doll house. And I can't wait to decorate it. I hope you end up putting up some furniture ideas!

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  5. this is so great. I want to live in it. I thinkI might start looking for a doll house for my kids.

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  6. This is gorgeous! I love how everything looks aged in it.

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  7. Holy cow! It has a kitchen? That is stinking cute. How fun :)))

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  8. I dreamed of one of these as a kid! (Life was so much simpler then. Now, unfortunately I had boys.(well not unfortunate...I love them) but I will have to hope for a little girl Grandchild....in the far...far...future. Thanks for sharing. Came over from Vintage Gwen.

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  9. So cute! I love what you've done with this house, especially the floor, walls and ceiling. It all looks so authentic and well-lived in.
    P.S.--Thanks so much for visiting my blog and leaving great comments!

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  10. Just adorable! When I was little I was fascinated by dollhouses--I would love to build one like this! Great job--looking forward to seeing more of it :-)

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  11. Wow, this is amazing! I am co-hosring a link party called Wednesdays Adorned From Above Blog Hop and would love to have you share this and any other posts with everyone. It runs from Wednesday through midnight Sunday. Here is the link to the party.
    http://www.adornedfromabove.com/2013/01/week-in-review-and-wednesdays-adorned.html
    Debi and Charly @ Adorned From Above
    Bethany @ Whistle and Ivy

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  12. Just saw your link over at Katie's Nesting Spot and had to come and check out this dollhouse... Super Cute!!! Love the kitchen!

    Shauna {The Best Blog Recipes}
    http://thebestblogrecipes.blogspot.com/

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  13. I seriously love love love this! I featured it on my blog today:

    http://digitalcakecrafting.blogspot.com/2013/01/shout-out-sunday-3.html

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  14. This is so adorable- I have a dollhouse in my basement I've been putting off renovating so this was an inspiration!

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  15. This is super cute :) I love dolls and i love doll-houses! I hope to be blessed with a girl whenever I have kids so that I can have dolls, doll-houses and all girly stuff around to have fun with ;) And if I don't, I'll still buy all that stuff and 'force' my boys to play with them... hahaha!!

    This is my first visit here and I had a great time going through all your posts. Awesome work done in the kitchen.

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  16. thank you for your lovely comments and visit...I saw this post I too love doll houses but this is the first on that is antiqued!! and i adore it ...much better than some chep new looking house!! I have a large one....good idea for a post...

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  17. I think yours looks much nicer than there pic. Great work so far. I look forward to seeing more of it as you finish!

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  18. My son said it looks real and he wants to look at it again. :)

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  19. Your doll house is wonderfl, great work! Love to see more of it.
    Thanks for commenting on my blog and your compliments :D!
    Greetings, Ilona
    www.MiniMumLoon.blogspot.com

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  20. Hi.. I am just starting a dollhouse of my own and I was wondering where you got your kitchen furniture and your bathroom set. I cant find anything I like. Gorgeous house by the way. Its the first thing that got this crazy dollhouse obsession into my brain.

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  21. Hi.. I am just starting a dollhouse of my own and I was wondering where you got your kitchen furniture and your bathroom set. I cant find anything I like. Gorgeous house by the way. Its the first thing that got this crazy dollhouse obsession into my brain.

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  22. Hi.. I am just starting a dollhouse of my own and I was wondering where you got your kitchen furniture and your bathroom set. I cant find anything I like. Gorgeous house by the way. Its the first thing that got this crazy dollhouse obsession into my brain.

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