9.11.2008

A portable dollhouse

Several of you guessed correctly - my latest project is a doll house for my daughter's birthday...

Meet the new family that will be taking up residence - once their interior designer/contractor finally finishes their home!


I love the concept of an easy-to-store and portable toy; my daughter's room has limited space and this dollhouse will easily disassemble and slide onto her bookshelf when not in use. 

My husband cut a square, and then routed out the middle creating a base for the walls and 4 distinct rooms. I painted the sides and inset white, but I plan on decoupaging the other surfaces

Notice how attentively the family is surveying their new foundation. 


Two additional pieces were cut, which created the walls of the house - the notch in the middle of each board allows the pieces to slide together. 



Now that construction is complete, the family anxiously awaits the installation of flooring and wallpaper (i.e. decoupaged paper, of course). 


Not wanting to be outdone by the beautiful home that they are about to possess, this lovely family has hired a stylist to give them a makeover as well. After all, they must not detract from their home's beauty! Stay tuned for their dramatic transformations. 

Also, my next post will be my 100th post, and as is blog tradition, I plan on celebrating. 
With a giveaway. 

Check back soon for details!

15 comments:

Sara said...

oh my word. this is so stinkin' cute. what a fun idea! can't wait to see everything (and everyone!) after the whole thing is complete!

DM said...

HI Kristin,
I'm diggin' it.
It reminds me of something my great grandfather made for my sister years ago, but that one while a little more detailed, didn't break down so neatly.
I do want to see pictures of it completed. Maybe some brown felt on the flooring? Or some of the plastic drawer covering material?
OH, I'm sorry, it's your project. I'll just watch to see what you come up with.
- Dad

Mommy Managing said...

What a great concept! My daughter is only four months old, maybe I can get this done by the time she's ready to play with dolls...

One thing that's neat is that when you reassemble it, you can switch up the flooring--like what was the kitchen floor yesterday could be the bedroom floor today! Mix & Match!

Rambling Girl said...

This is so cute....If I didn't already have a doll house for my daughter I would make this...How smart you are...but I don't have the little people so I know I am going to come back and see how you do this...

Laura said...

How adorable this dollhouse will be when finished! And the walls will match those beautiful pillows you made too!

Colleen said...

What a great idea. I will have to give it a try!

Laura said...

this is so sweet! I want to make one for my girls now...

Rachel@oneprettything.com said...

This is GENIUS! I'll be linking to this!

Autumn said...

This will be so cute when it is finished:) Can't wait to see it!

Jennie said...

I am going to have to have my handy man husband do that for my daughter...you really are very creative....

mayaluna said...

I grew with a portable dollhouse...this one is fantastic, might have to try it for my daughter. This design really promotes play with more than one child. Thanks so much and I can't wait to see how it evolves.

Jenny said...

that was worth the wait! i can not wait to see it!!! I am leaving town on Saturday for 7 days (back to Cali) so keep me posted on the 100 PARTY!!!!

Meshellyn said...

Ok, you are super creative and so inspiring! Really, everytime you blog I get excited to start some sort of project. You are amazing! I can't wait to see the finished product!

Krista said...

LOVE it, Kristin! Can't wait to see the finished product! Miss you guys!! =)

Sunny Tuesday said...

This is precious! I can't wait to see the finished product!