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Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Dollhouse Makeover

Several weeks ago one of our neighbors brought us this dollhouse, knowing we have two girls who would love to play with it.  They were right.  And even though it had a couple layers of super old contact paper on it, and was dusty from sitting in a garage for so long, I knew it had potential the moment I saw it.

I washed it off, added a couple of nails where it was pulling apart a little, and covered it all with two coats of paint.  I started out with spray paint, but I could see I didn't have enough cans or enough patience to do it that way.  So I just used some leftover paint we had in the garage.

The paper I used was all from the Blossom Song paper pack by Die Cuts with a View.  To cut each piece to the right size, I made patterns using regular paper, cutting and taping until it filled the space I needed.  Lots of Mod Podge later, each room had new life! 

Have you fixed up any old toys for your kids? 


  1. I love the papers you picked. Very cute!

  2. Cute! It is so bright and cheery!

  3. That is adorable. I love it. Thank you so much for sharing. I found your doll house through the Organize and Decorate everything linky party. Come and say hi back I love bloggy friends. And please Vote for me on my blog thanks it only takes 2 seconds I promise

    A mommy's life...with a touch of YELLOW

  4. So pretty! Love all the new colors! Great redo!

  5. Wonderful! I love all of the papers you chose. Great job!


  6. So cute, I would have loved that as a little girl!

  7. Oh I lOVE it!!! I just cleaned, sanded, and painted my old wooden doll house for my litle girl but haven't started decorating it yet.

    Yours is darling! THank you for sharing.

  8. Wow! Great work, I bet you had a blast! It reminds me of my dollhouse I had and my mom decorated for me many years ago :)
    I would love if you would link up to our Weekly Playdate party at http://beneaththerowantree.blogspot.com/2011/06/playdate-link-party-everyone-welcome.html

    Come & Play :: Playdate!

  9. The house looks beautiful! The white paint and bright coloured papers go together perfectly! I'm sure your girls with have many hours of fun playing with the house!

  10. That turned out so cute! I was thinking of painting the inside of my daughter's dollhouse, but I think I like this idea even better!
    Wendy @ www.designedtodwell.blogspot.com

  11. THis is so sweet. I bet your daughters love it. You did an awesome job. Thanks for linking to the party.

  12. thanks for the comment you posted on my blog!

    we are in the process of a doll house makeover too! i loved the paper you picked!

  13. Love it!
    I did the very same thing to my old doll house for my little girl!

  14. What an awesome makeover! My daughter has a dollhouse I want to freshen up. It was new, but the rooms aren't defined enough and I've been thinking for a while now how to give it a makeover. I'm so glad I found this post, because it didn't even occur to me to mod podge it! Now I'm more excited about working on hers. Thanks so much!

  15. So cute! I love the new bright colors! Makes me wish I had a little girl so I could redo my childhood doll house :)

  16. Oh my! Just the few coats of paint transformed it! Great job!