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I’m Officially a Giant!

Recently, I’d had good intentions to buy my daughter’s a doll house. But then I began looking around for something that was not only affordable, but also pretty and… Who’d have guess doll house could be so ugly & so expensive?! Really, I was shocked!

Not to mention the 13,000 hours you have to put into building one. I am so not into that.

I decided the only way I could get one would be if it was fully built, and not at full price; like from craigslist or an estate sale. I’ve been scouring all three of my surrounding counties for just the right “look”. No dice for what seemed like years.  Until this…

Hello pretty little home!

I wanted something traditional, but not frilly. (This is sort of “Colonial” which happens to be my favorite!)  Since it wasn’t ever completely finished, I have a blank canvas to work with.  (You know. In all my spare time. From 3 am to 5 am.) And the best part? It was $30.

I am also so unbelievably excited to all this converges with Emily’s Challenge!

It’s probably a little brave of me to think that I can keep up with this at all. HELLO! Have you seen their houses? Gorgeous!  However, I couldn’t pass it up, and the challenge will help me to actually get this whole thing done. I’ve already done some e-bay shopping, antique store shopping, and tried to layout my design in my head. I am so excited to actually get to work on this and make something timeless for my girls. I can’t wait to give it to them!

  • I am SO excited you are doing this! Can’t wait to see what you come up with. That house is so perfect; what great bones. We aren’t quite to the dollhouse faze over here, but I’m thrilled to be inspired by you for when the time comes.ReplyCancel

  • My parents made me this Victorian dollhouse when I was a kid and decorated it in full and I got little pieces of furniture slowly til we filled it up. The couches were orange velvet…ha! So 80s. It was awesome. They even clipped out wallpaper samples for the walls and glued it in. It’s still in my parent’s attic and they are planning a renovation soon for Tyndell to play with. I’m pulling for modern furniture this time around.ReplyCancel

  • Ah, this brings back great memories. My mom made me a doll house when I was little. It looked more like the top picture. We still have it back at my parents house. it was BIG, and had green and pink accents on the outside. The inside had “hardwood” floors, and wall paper, and even little wooden furniture! My mom made a little bed and bed spread with pillows. It was so magical, and I always loved to play with it.

    I can’t wait to see how to furnish and decorate your girls new little “home”:)ReplyCancel

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