Sunday, March 17, 2013

Dollhouse #4

I'll admit it.  I've always had a terrible weakness for dollhouses.  I'm a Mom of 3 boys (think trucks, trumpets, and terrible messes), and still I just couldn't resist this dollhouse.  It was only $6.00 at the Goodwill.  It needed some love.  It needed me, really.

It needs a paint job, too!

I didn't feel too bad about my purchase, since my husband has been building me a storage building behind our house to keep all my extra stuff in.  I have a place to put it.

William the cat gave it his stamp of approval.  I think he spent the night in there a few times this week.

Trent and I worked on it all day yesterday.  He's enjoying the renovating aspect.  First we cleaned it inside and out.  

Next, I pried off all the inside window frames and removed the broken bits of plastic from all the windows.
The door was really tough to get out.  It had been both glued and painted in place.  Who glues a dollhouse door?  What fun is that?

Here's an inside view.  I have another set of stairs, but they are a bit too wide.  I'm not sure if  I'm going to use them or not.

After removing all the bits of plastic, I sanded everything and cleaned the inside once again.

The next thing to do is either build a porch roof to go over the door (see the painted on dark purple section),  or cut out the upstairs window to make it into a door and add a balcony over the front porch.  I'm still undecided about this.  Any thoughts, ideas, or opinions are welcome!

Until next time...please visit the Curlicue Creations Shop...and have a super day!

Get Creative!

Jennifer Schifano Thomas


  1. I love doll houses too! I like all the mini furniture and mini everything. You can make it a replica of your house :) I see a bunch of mini quilts in the future of this home

  2. I love dollhouses also and in fact have two kits stashed away to make some day. At least one was originally for my daughter but she is now 29 and I am guessing doesn't want to play with it anymore LOL! I think a door at the top with a balcony would be great because you would get both the roof and a balcony