My beloved upcycled dollhouse is now a wrap, and will go off to a place that works with children soon.
But as promised, here’s a post that’s ALL about how the furniture was made from wood scraps and thrift store finds.
I’m glad I had a reason to shoot more of it.. because this thing is really hard NOT to play with! 🙂
And here’s how I made the furniture…
I’ve always wanted kitchen crate cupboards. So these lucky girls got my wish!
So easy to make! It’s just a little box turned upside down.
The legs were painted white, then glazed to age them, with Fusion Mineral Paint.
3 little premade stacked crates were perfect for this!
This stencil is National Brewing Co. Coffee you can find HERE.
Some areas were hit with solid black for contrast.
I really want these… BIG!
When I spotted this soap dish for a sink, it all came together!
2 small crates and a soap dish were simply stacked into place. I’m going to leave them loose so the kids can use these pieces to create other uses.
Table top / small wood plank cut square, dressed up with the Large Route 66 stencil
Chairs / chunks of firewood cut to size
Clay pot / was painted orange to mimic clay. It was just a little miniature wooden pot I had.
Inspired by my own horse gate headboard, these girls had to have an unusual bedroom too.
thick wood plank cut to size
headboard / cedar slats and old hinges
legs / closet dowels cut to size
The old rusty hinges were attached from the front so the headboard would remain sturdy.
Pretending the wood was canvas, the sofa was actually inspired after my pallet sofa I have on my patio.
Sofa back – 1 plank of wood attached from behind.
Sofa arms – 2 small cut branches, screwed to the sofa base from the top
Just the word COFFEE was stencilled onto the mat with craft paint.
Stencil – National Brewers Co. Coffee found HERE
I think every girl needs a flickering fireplace… and this couldn’t have been easier to make, complete with crafty burlap pennant!
The sides are 2 chunks of 2×4. The top is a pallet wood piece. Then a little crate was slipped into place.
The pennant was made by cutting a strip of twine, then hot glueing cut burlap triangles into place.
The red and green was created with craft paint.
The plaid was a piece of tea towel.
A battery operated tea light and tiny, ornate picture frame were both painted black.
Then a few twigs snapped to size were piled on top of the tea light.
Two small cedar chunks of wood were hot glued together. A little white heart stuck to the front gives a nod towards my saturated (in a good way) Mac world.
I just felt penned in the square keys.
Wayfair donated these gorgeous Imax Essentials 3 Piece Storage Boxes so I could tuck them underneath the dollhouse for extra storage.
I felt they offered the Barbies an upcycled trunk look in a glam sort of Barbie doll way. And they fit perfectly!
Someone’s busy…. ok girls, bring those purses inside your house. Let’s gear up with home decor for the kids!
Well guys, the doll house is a wrap! Thanks for tuning in with all your lovely comments on the reveal… you totally blew me away. Thank you so much for all your amazing comments. You really know how to make a junker feel… like a junker! 🙂
I’ll be sure to keep you posted where the house ends up… coming soon!
Disclosure: I partnered with the good folks at Porch and Wayfair to create a dollhouse out of a bookcase, to donate for a good cause. They provided a materials budget, then I donated my time for this project, because this one spoke to me. All my ideas are my own.