Friday, April 13, 2012

Dollhouse

Today is the day that I finally finished constructing my dollhouse.
It took over a month and lots of painting, gluing, and patience. Lots of patience.

This was my anniversary gift from my husband. I have always dreamed of building a dollhouse and I am so happy to have finally completed it.

Without further ado..


Oh how I love it!!
This is a kit bought at Hobby Lobby {use a coupon!}. It comes in many pieces.
I used scrapbook paper and Mod Podge as wallpaper since I had trouble finding patterns I liked.
This was truly a labor of love, and if you have the time I would recommend building one. But after putting in so much work, I can understand why they charge another $100 for it to come pre-built!

I can't wait to look at furniture.
Am I the only one obsessed with dollhouses out there?

-K


46 comments:

  1. That is super cute! I can't wait to see it furnished. Josh and I saw some amazing ones at a museum in Mobile when we went there to visit his grandma. Theye were more like doll mansions.

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    1. Thanks lady! I guess I need to take a trip to Mobile now..

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  2. This sounds like a fun project- I love constructing things! what are you going to do with it once it's complete and furnished?

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    1. Play with it of course! We have lots of nieces + nephews coming to visit so that should be exciting. And one day our little ones will play with it, too. As for me, I love looking at it and imagining what miniature things I can make.

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  3. LOVE YOUR COLOR SELECTION... BEAUTIFUL DOLL HOUSE KRISTIN! I LOVE IT!!! MOM

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  4. Hi, Kristin! Hi, I’m Stephanie from Trying To Be Super Mom. Found you through the Blog Hop Till You Drop! Friday Blog Hop. Stop by and say “Hi!” While you’re there, I have some great giveaways you can enter too!

    I made two dollhouses when i was a teenager and they both turned out awful in my opinion! LOL I got the kits from Michael's when they used to sell them and had absolutlely no patience! Congratulations on finishing it and it looks fabulous!

    I followed your FB, Twitter, and GFC and Pinterest.

    Stephanie
    Trying To Be Super Mom
    http://tobesuper.blogspot.com
    @trytobesuper
    Facebook Fan Page here! http://bit.ly/xrVd36

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  5. Wow! The dollhouse looks so cuuuute. I want one too, lol. Found you through BlogLoveTherapy's Blog Hop. Looking forward to more DIY posts.
    (^^,)

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  6. I had one of these when I was young, but we never put it together! So sad about that. Haha. I saw these at Hobby Lobby and would LOVE to build one for my daughter. Think I just might try it! Yours looks adorable!

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  7. WOW!! It's so beautiful! I've always LOVED and been extremely fascinated by doll houses and other miniature things. Lovely indeed!!

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  8. Wow, it is beautiful! My daughter had a dollhouse when she was little, store bought, not hand crafted like your's. She loved it, and begged me to play with her all of the time!! Those were the days!!
    Enjoy!
    Lisa
    www.lisagradessweinstein.blogspot.com

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  9. This is incredible! I had a dollhouse when I was younger, but now I don't have the patience! I'm a new follower :)

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  10. That's so awesome!!! What girl doesn't like a dollhouse, no matter what age. Decorating is always fun!

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  11. I found your blog through Blog Hop- love all of your DIY's! And your blog design- do you mind me asking where you found it?

    Lauren

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    1. Thank you so much for your kindness! I actually made the buttons and banners in Photoshop. It took me awhile to figure out Photoshop, but there are some amazing things you can do on it and I can't wait to learn more!

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  12. I've promised myself a dolls house one day :-) Following you from the Lovin' the Weekend hop via all lol, hoping you can follow me back over at http://www.beckvalleybooks.blogspot.com

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  13. No, you are definitely not the only one obsessed with dollhouses. I have made several, but have not really blogged about them yet. They were all before I became a mother. Now I'm waiting until my little one is a bit older and will actually let me work without interruptions to finish them. However there is a great dollhouse forum if you are really obsessed: http://www.greenleafdollhouses.com/forum/index.php?act=idx. Enjoy!! You did a beautiful job!

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    1. Thank you! It's nice to know I am not the only one who obsesses!

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  14. Awww these are so so cute!
    xo.
    http://fromhatstoheels.blogspot.com/

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  15. omg, I love it! We just took the kids to a museum where they had tons of little room decorated and it made me want to do it, too! Have fun decorating!! I'm from Feed Me Friday.

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  16. I LOVE this. I think someday I would like to do one of my own. It looks like so much fun to potter at.

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  17. What a pretty dollhouse!



    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

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  18. How very cool! I remember having a dollhouse for Barbies when i grew up. So fun!

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  19. I built one for my daughter a few years ago. You are so right...it is a labor of love. The first day my daughter was very into the project and helped with the main building. Each day she lost interest a bit more...and I gained more and more interest until I was totally obsessed with finishing it. I love all of your colors. Beautiful. I'd love for you to come and link up to my party with this post. The party opens at 8pm EST tonight. Hope to see you there.

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  20. I have always wanted a dollhouse! I can't wait till my daughter is old enough that I can use her as an excuse to get one. :)

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  21. Great looking doll house. I have one that I need to finish. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  22. Oh I love it, I am a fan of miniatures.

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  23. I have the very same model dollhouse as yours! I had one of those metal 1970s dollhouses. I've had mine for over 2 years, and still working on the wallpaper in some rooms. Have fun picking out your furniture!
    JoAnn

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  24. I love this. So adorable.
    bythewayjenngray.blogspot.com

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  25. This is adorable!! Hope you can link this up at my turquoise lovin' party!! http://www.sweetlittlegals.com

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  26. Wow, that was a lot of patience! I love the orange chevron "wall paper". Your dollhouse is so trendy!

    Visiting from The 36th Ave Linky Party, hope you'll stop by my blog too. :)

    Thanks for sharing,
    Laura

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  27. That is brilliant. Are you going to make funiture for it now too?

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    1. If I can figure out how to make furniture, I would Love to!

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  28. I did that when I was a kid. I spent half my childhood doing it... i have 3 teenage girls now, but I just might have to make one for myself!

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  29. Loving the wallpaper! i recently (actually a year ago) got a bakery house an d it took me more than 2 weeks to paint the exterior white. Now I want a different color....

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  30. Wow it's beautiful! I have been really wanting to make one too. I love the wallpaper you chose, especially the chevron. Thanks for sharing,
    Rachel

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  31. Good for you for carrying out your dream! The inside of that dollhouse couldn't be any cuter!

    Wanted to let you know I'm featuring it at Drab to Fab this week!

    Come on over, grab a badge if you'd like, and party some more with me.

    Congrats! Have a lovely weekend :)

    http://www.amynjesse.com/2012/04/drab-to-fab-link-party-14.html

    Amy @ Sugar and Spice

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  32. I have always wanted a dollhouse! I have looked at these kits before and have wanted to make one. Maybe I will make that this Winter's project. I have a husband and two boys in my house. Even the cat is a male. I could use some girly stuff around here!

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  33. this is great! thanks so much for sharing! i would have loved a dollhouse when i was a little girl . . . who says i can't have one now!?

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  34. Congratulations on completing the first step in a fascinating new hobby. You will have so much fun using your imagination furnishing this house.

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  35. Your dollhouse is beautiful!! I can't wait to see how it will be filled up with miniature stuff!

    Pei Li

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  36. Way to go Kristin! I am dollhouse obsessed too. I see you finished it awhile ago. I hope you are enjoying your house.
    If you need help with furniture, look me up at Http://www.MiniatureRoseGarden.etsy.com. That's what I do. Dollhouse
    Miniature furniture & accessories take care look forward to hearing from you. I'd love to hear and see what you've done.
    Susan

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  37. I love this dollhouse. What type of dolls fit in there? I am having a hard time figuring out the scale. Would yuou say it is good for barbies?

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