Fairy Dollhouse Bookshelf

Submitted by cfgenie on Sun, 03/06/2011 - 15:27

I took the dollhouse bookshelf plan and added some decorations and came up with this fairy dollhouse bookshelf for my daughters room. She loves it!
I made a few modifications to the plan and used rabbits and dados to secure the shelves to each other.
The decorations are either stickers, rub-on's, fabric pieces cut out, or stencils. The white picket fence is popsicle sticks and 1/4" wide, long strips of 1/8" thick balsa wood.
I could only work on this while my toddler was either napping or asleep for the night, so it took me a long time to finish it completely. Total time was longer for me because I used a sprayer to paint, so I had to wait for dry time before moving on to the next steps.

Built from Plan(s)
Estimated Cost
$100
Estimated Time Investment
Weekend Project (10-20 Hours)
Type of Wood
oak boards (no plywood). Both 1/2" and 3/4" thicknesses
Finish Used
hvlp spray gun for white primer, white benjamin moore paint, benjamin moore glossy top coat.
mini rollers and brushes for dark green and pink craft paints.
modge podge for the fabric/stickers
rub-on's and stencils.
sprayed two coats of the glossy top coat after it was all put together and decorated. This sealed the decorations as well as made it all glossy and consistant.
Recommended Skill Level
Intermediate