Tori's Dream Dollhouse

We had a blast making this dollhouse for Christmas!
It was a pretty easy build. I was nervous about the angles at first but it ended up being easy. I think the hardest part was choosing colors!
We used very thin trim to make crown moulding and floor board trim too. I think that makes it look more "real". THis picture was before we installed the stairs... The worst part of the stairs was sanding all those stinking pieces! Otherwise it was a piece of cake!
For furniture I have used a lot of scrap 1x2 and 1x3 and kept it very basic and simple. For details and fun stuff, I have used the amazing blog SHe takes items you were about to toss out and makes them into Barbie treasures. Truly amazing stuff!

Built from Plan(s)
Estimated Cost
$100 (including decorating)
Estimated Time Investment
Weekend Project (10-20 Hours)
Type of Wood
Pine and Red Oak Plywood
Finish Used
I used Minwax on the 2x2s. I can't remember the color but it's very light, barely darker than the unfinished pine.

For everything else, I used craft paint because it comes in small bottles for under a dollar and I wanted to go very colorful. Some rooms are wallpapered with very thick scrapbook paper. I tried mod podge but it wrinkled a lot. So instead I used spray adhesive to stick it down and then only mod podged OVER it and then sealed it with a spray sealer.
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Keri Beth (not verified)

Sat, 12/17/2011 - 11:40

Looks great, and OMG that furniture! Did you make it yourself? I made my kids a (smaller!) dollhouse for Christmas and I hope to make some furniture next week. I love the fireplace!

Guest (not verified)

Sat, 12/17/2011 - 12:30

Wow!This is absolutely amazing. Tori is going to have an amazing Christmas this year!

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