I was making a table when I decided to add a little miniature room in the side. Something that I was going to add as a surprise for the grandkids. So I went to Hometalk to see what others were doing with dollhouses so I could get some ideas and found this Urban Loft Renovation by Mish Volonino/ Misch found a dollhouse in Target that looked like this
And turned it into this:
F’king amazing right?!! You can read more on how he made the bed out of straws and tongue depressors and made those amazing barn doors!!
After I saw his project I was hooked and scrapped my original plan. I wanted to do a full dollhouse. I looked through Pinterest and all sorts of websites trying to find a good deal on a doll house. I found and fell in love with this one called the Lakeview sold by Dollhouse Emporium in the UK. It sells for about $216 USD plus about $80 in postage…out of my price range!!
I searched and searched for a week looking for a dollhouse that I like (or that I could live with in my price range), and looking at how to make my own furniture (after I saw how much furniture was selling for). I finally found the Allison Jr dollhouse by Real Good Toys on Hobby Lobby’s website. Ugly as sin right? Well I was looking for decent bones and it’s a starter home for me.
I hate the outside of this dollhouse. HATE IT….so I haven’t opened the box yet because I want to wait until I have a plan to renovate the outside. LOL yes I am renovating before I even build the house. Would love a kitchen like Harry’s kitchen in the new house on the Mistresses. In the meantime I will be searching out inspirations from other dollhouses and hopefully you will be inspired with me.