Tuesday, June 14, 2011

dollhouse playroom





Source: ohdeedoh.com via Sara on Pinterest



This is my inspiration for the dollhouse playroom. These photos have been all over the web, and caught my eye the first time I saw them on ohdeedoh. You can see the original post here at Under the Sycamore.



The playroom did not turn out as cute as Ashley's original room. But my girl liked it and has since expanded on the ideas and filled the room with many more rugs and pillows and toys and furniture :)

The mirror (from the dollar store) turns into a full-length size for dolls.


We did not go out and buy anything..but I do have my eye out for some tiny paper lanterns...here I just used little tissue paper pom poms and fans and globes made from book pages.

You can see we started in on the red + white polka dot bathroom....it's all a construction zone! The dolls are taking cover in the closet...


Ok- so if you look at the very top photo, the inspiration photo, you will see the day bed made from a palette. I wracked my brain to figure out doll house version. This is what I came up with: a bench made from a yard stick hacked (sawed) in six 6" pieces and 2 blocks. I glue-gunned them together....closer look:


See what I mean by hack job? I am not good with a saw, but we sanded the rough edges, so all is good.

AND, I really wanted some tiny wheels at the bottom...I begged my boys for some lego wheels, and even offered to pay- in the end the wheels they had didn't work :(


Tiny pillows


Burlap rug, and a-b-c art made from stickers.


Happy playing, dolls! Hope you are happy with our makeover.

I have gone back and forth about painting this room a pale peach/pink...with wide stripes painted on the floor. What do you think? Leave it white or paint?


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How is the summer going for you? Are you keeping up with your Bible reading? It was tough on vacation- and now I am getting back into a good routine again. God has still been working on me in the contentment area!

I will not be content until I get this book mentioned in the video...;)

"Greener Grass Conspiracy" Trailer - Stephen Altrogge from Crossway on Vimeo.

18 comments:

Anonymous said...

Sara,

You have inspired us so much! We are going to be decorating our own doll houses,although smaller in scale and made by our girls' grandpa. They are so excited about the idea (and I have to show them your posts), which I have only talked to them about. They will be creating their own furniture, doing their own painting, etc. If I get involved, I might take over. LOL! I am making suggestions or giving ideas that might stir their creative juices! Fun!

My son will have a work bench made for him so he has something to paint too. Would you share in a blog post (I am not so good at coming back to comment sections) what paint you found to be best in painting the house. We're thinking acrylic (?) would work well.

BTW, I say, "Paint the floor!". ;o). Your blog is so colourful and fun!

Erna (formerly of Sweet Serenity blog .... A long time ago.)

Bethany said...

I LOVE how the dollhouse is coming along! I had a dollhouse a lot like this one (minus the patterns and colors) and now I that I see what you have done to yours I wish I had kept mine for my future daughter!
I say paint it! Go for it! :)

Kellie said...

Love it Sara! And I agree... paint the room. Don't you break out in hives if the walls are plain white? LOL!

Pam said...

I struggle so much with contentment. I thought it was funny how you said you would not be content until you got the book about contentment, LOL!

Love the dollhouse! I made a dollhouse when I was younger out of balsa wood, and instead of dolls, it was for those tiny one-inch bears your find in craft stores. I painted each room a different color and made tiny furniture.

joeandkris513 said...

I want to live in your dollhouse!

sarahssweeties said...

Ohmygoodness! How adorable! Do you think my boys would like some kind of dollhouse?!?! I need Chad to build me one. :)

Jenny said...

This dollhouse is AMAZING!!!!!!

Stephanie said...

this is one fabulous doll house!!!!! Please let me know when the bathroom is complete, I'm all packed and can move into the room with the ruler bed. Thanks so much! hahahaha. I LOVE it!!! Oh and paint that room, the stripes would be way cool, then I'll move in ;)

Monica said...

:) LOVE the dollhouse updates! And I have a question...what color paper lanterns do you want? If you don't mind mauve or light blue, I might have a possible craft challenge for you! Loved what you did with the ruler!

shannon said...

That dollhouse is just too fun! You could also try out new design ideas in there first without the committment!

Lauren said...

Wayyyyyy cute, girlie! House Beautiful: dollhouse issue!

Ruth said...

That is so sweet. I love it!! What fun to play with that precious dollhouse.

Ruth

Meg the Wild Child said...

Well girl, you just blew me right out of the water! You did a FANTASTIC job! Love, love, love it!!! :)

Chrissie Grace said...

Oh my word, it is tooooo cute!!

Petra said...

Super! I love your ABC-Art for the Wall. I´d like to have such a thing 1:1 !!!

Anouk said...

quick tip- if you want potted plants for your doll house use a toothpaste cap for the pot and some dried or fake flowers for plants. That's what I had in my doll house when I was little!

Creative Contentment said...

Contentment is a beautiful gift and so often a choice. Sara I enjoy your blog alot and how real you are. I live in Turkey and have very very few believers with me and have learned how precious true contentment is.I too would enjoy reading that book. Your blog has been a breath of color and fresh air for me so thanks for all the fun and insightful things you post. Also I started doing renovations to the scrap wood dollhouse we made our kids for Christmas just a bit ago and then I saw your posts and have gleaned some ideas. I would love for you to see it when I (we) are done.

Wendy said...

This is un-STINKIN-believable! And I mean that in a totally amazed way. :D You are the ultimate inspirer. Fabulous. I showed my daughter and she agreed that we should start our own Mincy-like dollhouse. You may have Sara-inspired dollhouses around the globe by the end of the year!