DIY DOLLHOUSE - My Craigslist Before & After


This was such a fun DIY Project!
We were on the hunt for a dollhouse to give our sophia(3) for Christmas..
but just could not find anything that was 1..in our budget..
and 2..wasn't HUGE and PINK.
(I wanted something a bit more neutral/could grow with her..
and look cute in her room!)
Thought I would share some of the inexpensive diy details
I used to make it fun for her!

Check out the video below of me sharing all the details of the dollhouse!

WHAT I USED:
Dollhouse - Craigslist Find...$30
Craft Wood Plaque Multi Pack- Michael's...$3 or $4
5 Furniture Pieces already made- Dollar Store/Michael's...$1 Each
Ikea Fabric Scraps & Batting Material Scraps...Already Had
1 Dish Rag from Dollar Store
19 or so Pages of Scrap Book Paper- JoAnn...$9.99 for the 180 Page Fresh Floral Stack
Scrap booking Sticker Christmas Decorations- Michael's..on sale.. couple bucks.
Mod Podge/Double Sided Tape/Scissors
Graphics printed off computer- Kitchen, Bathroom Tile & Mirror, Fireplace, Frame graphics filled with photos or prints.


30 comments:

  1. You are amazing!! I want to live in that doll house! ;) It looks like such a fun project....if only my boys would appreciate it :) You are such a great momma!! I'm sure Sophia loves it so much. What a lucky girl :)

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  2. I also want to live in that dollhouse. Love it!!!!

    Hayley
    wee.hayleysworld.com

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  3. This is adorable! I want to share it on my blog, do you mind? My blog name is Ms Smartie Pants so when I see someone who has done something really special I show it off and give them a Ms Smartie pants award. I wish I had a house like this for me!

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  4. Julia is waving and waving and waving at you in the video .... so funny.

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  5. that was so amazing!!!! loved the bathroom votive sink idea!

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  6. So darn cute! What a great job! I love all the bright colors used and the awesome attention to detail. Sophia is sure to love it for many years. You may have even creates an heirloom :)

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  7. This is so creative and adorable! We want to get Evie a dollhouse for her 2nd birthday, coming in July. I really want wooden and love how you did this on a budget! I was wondering, what dolls do your girls have to use with this doll house?

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  8. i want to redo my daughter's dollhouse now....beautiful!

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  9. Oooh my gosh - this is just so so so creative and cute. Way to go, Momma! You've made me hope for a girl now. There's only so much fun that can be had with monster trucks :)

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  10. This is AMAZING! Oh and I LOVE how you incorporated your love and faith in God in the adorable posters. I can't wait to duplicate this for my daughter! Thanks for sharing.

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  11. This is so cute. I have been trying to figure out how to make decent looking, inexpensive furniture for a cragslist dollhouse bookshelf. Look at your daughters face, she looks like a super happy girl!

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  12. Oh oh I adore!!! I cannot wait to do something like this for my 2 1/2 year old...maybe for her birthday in August!!!

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  13. love this dollhouse so much! i agree with you about plastic, pink house there's something special about the wooden ones :)

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  14. How precious!!! Having such a cute dollhouse is already awesome, but one that your mom decorated with so much care and love is priceless! Great mamma, lucky girls!
    (so sad in my country I would pay at least 150 for just the frame of the house, even if used :( )

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  15. This turned out so beautifully! You did a great job-hope I can do it one day!

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  16. This is AMAZING! I love it so much. I will now be on the lookout for an empty house to fix up for my girls. Thanks for the great inspiration!

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  17. Wow! You are so creative. Where do you find the time and energy with all that you do?

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  18. Wow! This is SO Neat! Going to be referencing when I'm ready to DIY a dollhouse for my little one :). Lovely job!!

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  19. Great job on your project! I'm doing a similar one for my kids, but I'm having trouble finding graphics for the kitchen wall of cabinets...any suggestions? Thanks!

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  20. This is a wonderful idea and looks great!! Thank you for sharing my boys are wanting a doll house thinking of building something simple have a feeling they wont play with it for very long!

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  21. I love your site. <3 So many ideas to do with my little one. <3
    Thanks for sharing.

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  22. I love your blog!!! You have so many have such inspiring things on here and your personality is so fun and lively. I love the dollhouse!! Great job! I also saw that you are expecting in November and so am I. I'm pregnant with our 2nd child. We have a little girl Rowynn. We just had our ultrasound, but did not find out. I was just wondering if you guys found out what you're having? I just wanted to let you know that I can't wait to see more from you!!
    Take care. Gabrielle

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  23. That is the most precious dollhouse EVER! Love the simplicity and charm! Awesome details with recycled materials too!

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  25. I love what you've done here.. and I'm about to begin work on a dollhouse myself. I had a question about the kitchen... is that background of countertops and everything an image attached to the wall? OR does it have actual mini counters?

    Love all your projects. So inspired.

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  26. This is soooo beautiful, you did an amazing job...you and your daughter will get so many hours of fun from it, my niece and I love playing with her dollhouses. I make them from scratch using cardboard and paper mache, but I would love to find an old dollhouse frame and work with it...going to kijiji right now :)

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  27. Cool doll house, guess you and your daughter enjoyed doing this one. I remember me and my mom picking out some LA furniture for our newly-renovated home. I think that doing things together with your family will really create a tight bond to any relationship.

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  28. This is the cutest thing ever! My daughter will absolutely love this. I will make this my next project but I definitely need my hubby's help. I will start looking for materials and tools online. Just thinking about it makes me so excited!

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  29. Absolutely an awesome dollhouse! All the little details made me smile :)

    Georgia

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