Tuesday, June 26, 2012

A Little Wallhouse Dollhouse

Today I have a quick little project to share....

It's a Wallhouse Dollhouse!  :o)

I found this darling little shelf at a thrift store last week for $3.  Score!!  There was no backing on it, but I knew I wanted to hang it on the wall in my sewing room for some of my dollies to hang out in.  My solution?  A dollar store posterboard and some scrap pieces of scrapbook paper!  I simply traced the shapes of the rooms directly onto my posterboard, cut scrapbook paper to fit each space, and used my spray adhesive to attach them directly to the posterboard.  Then I attached the posterboard directly to the back of the shelf with a stapler.  Easy!

I gathered some little dollhouse furnishings I've started collecting, and some accessories from my stash of "tiny things," and the girls were all set up!

 The kitchen is one of my favorite rooms...  but obviously I need to work on that window.  So far all they can see is their wallpaper, ha ha!  I'm thinking I will take a photo and slip it in there.  :o)

 A dear friend in Spain sent me a little set with these chairs, sofa, and coffee table.  It's perfect for the shorter "rooms" where nobody can stand up...  Two lovely hangouts to sit and read books!
Recognize that frame in the upper room?  It's another one of my past Dollar Store Crafts tutorials!  :o)

 I also adore their library/study.  The little books are from Hobby Lobby, and I had the little animal trinkets in my stash of goodies.  They make great figurines!

The only room that needs work is this upper attic/loft area.  There is too much empty space!  Do I add a round window?  Add a support across the diamond for a new "floor" area?  It's a tricky space!

My kiddos are having fun finding Lego accessories that work for the dollies, as well as rearranging things in the space here and there.  It's been so much fun!

I have been working on other dollhouse-type areas, and will share soon!  :o)

12 comments:

lovemyabbie@gmail.com said...

What a great idea! Next time I see one of these I'll have to grab it for my daughter! What about a swing in the attic? That would be fun.

Michelle Fallon said...

That is just darling!! I love it, it looks super cute.

Sonja said...

I rally like it.
I love also dollhouses and miniatures.
You can see my minis on my blog:
www.minisonja.blogspot.com
A big hug from Germany,
Sonja

Katherine said...

This is too cute!

tamir said...

Cool! For the top room maybe you could make one of those paper/fabric banners and drape it from one side to the other. Just a thought. Or a circle frame or circle mirror.

Wag Doll said...

This is just so cute! Thanks for sharing x

Karen said...

That is just so sweet! What fun for your kiddos.

Snippets of Carol said...

I think a stained glass window in the attic and a hammick for her to lie in would be cute.

Shari @For the Little Doll In Your Life said...

What a great find! Perfect for displaying your collection.

Jen said...

Oh my gosh Care this is so stinking cute! I can only imagine how much fun you had with this project :)

Heidi Grohs said...

I have to have one now!!!!!

Katie@a mom, a wife, and a me said...

OMG!!! Seriously crush!! I would put a hamic in the attic!!