Today’s post brings me back to being young again (insert sigh…). I grew up playing with a dollhouse that my Uncle Ken made for us, and have such fond memories of it. The dollhouse still sits in my parent’s basement, and now all their granddaughters love to play with it when they visit.
My mom used carpet, wallpaper, and paint from my sister and I’s bedroom when we were small, and it’s pretty sweet to see the next generation playing with it now.
Although I have to wait a few more months to have my own daughter, a couple of my nieces are at perfect ages to play with dollhouses, and my sister Ada had her husband make two dollhouses before Christmas – one for their daughter Olivia and one for my brother’s daughter, Scarlett.
Ada and my SIL Angie wanted the dollhouses to be built just like the one my Uncle Ken made for us, and got just that! I think Ada would have to give her husband props for following her directions so well, hehe. He built the houses, and Ada and Angie did all the decorating and furnishings for each of their own daughters.
Today I’m sharing a close look at the dollhouse Angie decorated. It was too cute to not have a post of it’s own. Ada’s is equally as cute and pics of it will be soon to follow! All photos of Angie’s dollhouse are courtesy of her :).
The flooring is extra carpet and laminate from Angie’s house, and the “wallpaper” is Mod Podged scrapbook paper.
Angie was pretty proud of herself for making this little bed all on her own. I was pretty proud of her too, anything involving sharp objects usually doesn’t end well with me.
Have you seen anything more adorable than the tiny chandelier in the dining room? Angie found it randomly in the Christmas isle at Walmart. It was meant to be a tree ornament, but is pretty perfect for all of Barbie’s dinner parties, I think :).
Angie made the table and chairs with some scraps of wood and some small precut wood pieces from the hardware store.
The red curtains are the perfect addition to the dining room, aren’t they?
I love the fireplace and mantle she made for the living room. Couch also compliments of Angie’s wood working skills.
And doesn’t every dollhouse need crown molding?
The small frames were found at Michael’s (and Angie added the monogram), and small beads used for the door handles.
The cozy striped bedroom…
I like the contrast that the white trim on the windows and scalloping creates next to the dark stained wood.
I remember loving playing in the attic, and with the ladder that leads up to it.
Scarlett was a happy girl this Christmas (although she did comment she wanted a dollhouse with an elevator), and it’s endearing to think that her dollhouse will probably get as much use as ours’ has over the last 25 or so years!