DIY KidKraft Chic Dollhouse

We're short on money this year so we decided to make our Christmas gifts for the kids. The KidKraft Chic Dollhouse is perfect for my daughter, but it's soo expensive. I used Ana's plans to make one that matches the decor in her room. This dollhouse is so sturdy, we can definitely use it as a bookshelf when she grows out of it!

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Built from Plan(s)
Estimated Cost
$100 with paint & floors, $60 or less without
Estimated Time Investment
Day Project (6-9 Hours)
Type of Wood
3/4'' MDF, 2x2s & 1x2s
Finish Used
Antique white high gloss for the frame, pink high gloss for the roof & stairs, decoupage walls, decoupaged textured (and paintable) wallpaper from Lowe's for the floors.
Recommended Skill Level


In reply to by spiceylg


Fri, 12/11/2015 - 12:02

To my mind very important when out little ones so happy with their toys such as dollhouses from Kidkraft.

Agree with you - really cool job!

Emily W. (not verified)

Mon, 12/19/2011 - 07:35

I'm currently working on this dollhouse, so it's fantastic to see one that another reader has completed. Sometimes I look at what Ana has come up with and think, "Is it possible for someone else to make one that looks that awesome?"

Thanks for proving it can be done. Your dollhouse looks amazing!

As far as hiding it, I second using a neighbor's garage. I remember my brother and I scouring the entire house when we were young, looking for Mom and Dad's secret Christmas stash. Good luck keeping it hidden!

guest (not verified)

Wed, 12/21/2011 - 08:23

We are almost done making our girls house and needed some more ideas on how to finish it. Yous looks great.

Guest (not verified)

Sat, 12/31/2011 - 00:16

Made this for my daughter this Christmas. It was perfect. She loved it. I know she will get years of use out of it. Thank you so much.


Tue, 07/15/2014 - 02:28

I'm building one for my niece for her birthday in August... I am about 60% done but I really love the job you did...


Sun, 12/28/2014 - 04:03

My daughter wanted really wanted the doll house after looking around on the net managed to find a cheap price at she was over the moon.!! I highly recommend it.

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