Thursday, May 7, 2015

Mini Upcycled Dollhouse

My daughter and I are fascinated with dollhouses. I wanted to make something really special for her but miniatures are expensive. Inspired by the miniature dollhouse furniture in a book I found at Goodwill, I kept my eyes out for little things that were affordable to go in a dollhouse.
Recipe for one upcycled, homemade with love dollhouse (or mouse house...we are actually working on a lil mouse to go in these rooms): find bits and pieces and put together any way you like. 

From Goodwill, I found a huge bag of wooden pieces for $2.99, the stacking block set for $3.99 (some were torn), tons of glues and a couple of glitters for $3.99, and the inspirational Play with Paper book for 99 cents.

 Other bits and pieces were the eggs (I didn't end up using) for 99 cents, the napkins for .49, and the metal pieces for $1.99.

For the top floor, I sewed the pillowcase and bedskirt from scraps, and stuck fabric on the walls. The light fixture is a button, and the wall art is a Monet art sticker. The handpainted tiny dollhouse was in the wooden pieces bag from Goodwill. What a treasure!

 The middle floor, the powder room has a silver basin (from the thrift bag) with a foil "mirror" on the gold glitter painted wall. The "wooden" floor is cut from a shopping bag and the curtain is sewn from scraps and hung on wire...and can be moved along the wire. The cabinet in back is a tiny gift box I found in a random bits and pieces bag at Goodwill a while back.

The bottom floor features flooring made from the paper napkins, as well as wall art from the napkins. The metal table sits on wire legs (and holds button plates), not to mention the mini Central Market shopping bag resting on the left. Isn't the table just so sweet?

I was given a Goodwill gift card for the items used in this post. I'm already scouting supplies for the next project...a cozy home library. What will you thrift today?

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