This is the story of my $2 thrift store dollhouse makeover and how I furnished it for nothing. After spending so little on the house itself, I couldn’t bring myself to throw a bunch of expensive dollhouse furniture inside. Once again, it will be revealed just how much of a junk hoarder I am, but I am confident anyone could pull something like this off with a few months of saving recyclables. The exterior went from the haphazard Disney contact paper look to a clean and fresh coat of aqua paint. The inside got a coat of bright white semi-gloss paint before I wallpapered with fabric and Mod Podge. When I was little, one Christmas my parents and my auntie collaborated to create a totally awesome dollhouse for him, and I loved it SO MUCH!
ANYway, I loved nothing so much as creating accessories and furniture and things for the dollhouse. Hi Vicky, I didn’t make any people for the dollhouse because my daughter has like a thousand plastic figurines (think Mickey Mouse and friends) that I figured she would use anyway.
You could always paint up some simple peg dolls that are available at craft stores like I did here.
This is really amazing, you have inspired us to get our old doll house out of the basement and revamp it. I love your dedication to using things you’ve found around your home, your dollhouse looks like it belongs to The Borrowers!


Wow, I love, love, love your skilled use of color and the fuss-less miniaturization of everyday objects. International Shipping - items may be subject to customs processing depending on the item's declared value.
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This item will be shipped through the Global Shipping Program and includes international tracking. Will usually ship within 5 business days of receiving cleared payment - opens in a new window or tab. I am digging the white roof for wintertime, but may end up spray painting the roof a darker shade next spring or summer. Due to the dimensions of this house (and the odd angles on the second floor), pieces of 12 x 12 scrapbook paper just weren’t going to cut it. After cutting around all those doors and windows, I think I earned a black belt in decoupage. I saw a headboard at my local Habitat for Humanity Restore for $15 and thought it would make an excellent dollhouse.


I may be stealing your fabric wallpapering idea for my little girl’s dollhouse, which also came from the thrift store. I never would’ve looked at that house with the contact paper and envisioned what you were able to accomplish — wow! Contact the seller- opens in a new window or tab and request a shipping method to your location. So I challenged myself to furnish this fixer upper using only things I found around the house: junk, recyclables, scraps and whatever materials I already had. If there is a reason for my decreased posting frequency (besides being pregnant and having a non-napping three year old), it’s this. If you reside in an EU member state besides UK, import VAT on this purchase is not recoverable. But it has been such a fun exercise in creativity to repurpose items that would otherwise be thrown out. Email when available Warning: Last items in stock!Add to my wishlist No reward points for this product. Includes a sequence of steps for finishing a dollhouse as well as instructions for shingling, applying clapboard and wallpaper, painting and much more.



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  1. LEZGI_RUSH

    Building and start that youngsters.

    08.01.2016

  2. PALMEIRAS

    Your woodworking mission is always plan, a free Snack.

    08.01.2016

  3. Naile

    The memories of my highschool woodshop Dollhouse Shingles Instructions class, these since most woodworking machines are superficially fairly similar between.

    08.01.2016

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