Hello Dolly!

Hello Dolly!
So, did I ever tell you about that Victorian mansion dollhouse from Fisher Price that I triple circled in the Sears Christmas catalog every single year of my life and never got? No?  Well, I’m still suppressing my rage about it.  AAARrrrghIwantedthatdollhouseSOBAD.  Instead my dolls lived in my bookcase.  I tried to pretend it was their charmingly sparse flat, (they were British), but it never quite cut it for me.
This old dollhouse that Natalie inherited from her home’s previous owners wasn’t cutting it for her either.  So she whipped out her glue gun and dolled it up (pun!) as a surprise for her daughter.  Best mom ever! You could totally make something similar with those square bookcases from IKEA, if your daughter doesn’t have anything against putting her dolls in a bookcase.  Siiiiiiiiiiigh.

But, if you find yourself standing there in IKEA, getting a little overwhelmed at the idea of taking on a project of this magnitude, don’t worry. Steer yourself over to the Latt table section instead!  Dress it up with fun colors and chalkboard paint!  Easy! AND you’ve still convinced your kids that you are awesome! See this one in action on Julia’s blog Chris Loves Julia.

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  1. February 9, 2012 / 2:37 PM

    Ohhhhhh! The little loft beds are so West Elm. A-dore-a-ble!

  2. February 9, 2012 / 2:40 PM

    So darling!!

  3. February 9, 2012 / 2:57 PM

    Oh, I can totally relate to the dollhouse longing…you crack me up!

  4. February 9, 2012 / 4:18 PM

    haha…my Barbies lived in bookcases, too.

  5. Anonymous
    February 9, 2012 / 4:28 PM

    Oh my gosh. I read this blog just for your witty lead-ins! Love it! Wish I was this funny! Love love love this blog.

    Oh, and the doll house is cute too but I have three boys. Sigh…

  6. February 9, 2012 / 4:50 PM

    Ah, so cute and creative! I never had a dollhouse just the furniture so they lived in a home with no walls haha

  7. February 9, 2012 / 6:06 PM

    What a wonderful and easy little doll house. I would never thought about using a book cabinet.

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