Before my daughter was born, my husband and I had a special craft we did together….we built dollhouses. Quirky, huh? When we lived in Michigan, there was a dollhouse shop that had a kit I thought would be great for Abby. At the time, I was pregnant but we knew she would be a girl, so we bought it. We have had this dollhouse kit ever since just collecting dust in the closet.
I thought that we may put it together for her when she was around 5 or 6. But, we were at a friend’s house and Abby loved playing with her daughter’s little plastic dollhouse and the light bulb went off on top of my head…It was time!!! I told my husband and within a couple days we had the kit in the garage with dollhouse pieces and paint everywhere. It was the fastest dollhouse construction we (most of the work was done by hubs) have ever done. We didn’t run electrical in it though so there are no working lights. We figured those would just be a hazard for a 2 year old. It took probably a full 10 days and it was done. I regret not taking any pictures while we were putting it together but here are some pictures of it all finished.
Everything was hand-painted except for the front door and all the windows (they are plastic). The roof is paper not real shingles.
Daddy wrote the wording on the house with gold pen. We added the gold trim to the windows, front door and trim. Daddy also drew the trim on the square blocks under the window.
Each room has wallpaper and flooring. The stairs and ceilings were painted white.
The attic also has wallpaper and flooring.
We are not buying her furniture for it since I can’t find any sturdy wood furniture that would be the right size. For right now, she just likes to shove all her stuffed animals in it anyway.
I am hoping that it lasts a long time. Maybe one day she can pass it on to her own daughter…