Making Over a Dollhouse: Wallpaper MadnessPayton Foeller
Welllll I decided to get both – eventually! For now, we went with the mini house – the Fold and Go house by Melissa and Doug! If she hates it then we’ll know it won’t be worth the money to get the giant one and if she loves it then I get to go birthday shopping!The doll house is rather plain on the inside even though it’s so adorable on the outside! I never asked around to see if this was intentional so that kids can use their imagination! Or if they wanted to leave it plain so that families could customize it? – But that’s what my guess was and that’s what I did!
I seriously think I had more fun than my daughter will have to play with it. I even considered taking up the doll house making hobby! Then I saw the price of this teeny tiny little table… like ten dollars! For a teeeeeny tiny little thing! I dismissed that idea pretty quickly after a walk through that aisle in Hobby Lobby $$$
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Hobby Lobby. Hobby Lobby. Hobby Lobby. A most dangerous place!I can spend hours there and feel like only five minutes have gone by! I can spend hundreds of dollars and feel like I need to spend a thousand more! I want to buy the whole store.
I had so much fun picking out the colors and patterns to use in this DIY dollhouse remodel!
-I kind of have a thing for floral.
-And that textured scrapbook paper looked like the coolest bathroom tile I had ever seen!
-Hardwood floors?! Yes!
-TEAL Hardwood floors!? DUH.
-And the only thing I actually bought from the doll house isle? That tiny picture! I just couldn’t help myself.
MODGE PODGE. I stood in that section reading labels for AT LEAST 10 minutes. Did you know there are five different kinds?! I didn’t. And you know what else I didn’t know? Which one I needed. I skimmed the labels and saw one that said for wood surfaces. I thought, ‘Hey! The doll house is wood! This should work!’ And it did!
The only issue I found was with the floral paper. It wasn’t exactly paper; it was semi see through and sort of plasticy rather than actual paper.
The first piece I tried to put on I had used too much modgepodge and it caused it to have ripples and folds in the paper. It stuck, but it wasn’t as pretty as the other pieces where I used very light coats of the modgepodge.
The paper did better with the adhesive and didn’t ripple but you do have to press it down and hold the edges for just a bit or they will curl up on you!
I’m so super duper excited to give it to her!
Oh! Some other updates:
-The stairs are just lined with washi tape! (idea and tape, courtesy of my friend Andrea!)
-The mini ‘rug’ is just cardboard, yarn, and hot glue! (and a lot of patience).
-I got a pack of fabric squares thinking I’d use a ton of them and ended up only using one piece! I used half on the table and the other half on the bed (that I decided to add after these pictures were taken, sorry). Just used more modgepodge!
-I painted the toilet white just because I thought it should be white! And I added some aqua to most of the furniture just so they weren’t sooo plain.
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