Back when Miss Em was a tiny baby my aunt found a doll house at a garage sale that came with lots of little parts. A swingset, garage, sandbox, kitchen etc. The brand is Ryan's Room. It was adorable but had been well loved and needed some major TLC. My Dad was a huge help trying to paint it all white. The previous owner had let their kids water color paint the house, so covering it proved difficult. A few coats of Kilz spray paint and then white paint and it looked fresh as new.
My Dad even cut out a back for me, so Josh and I set out to wallpaper each room. It was a fun project to do together! We used Matte Mod Podge and did a light even coat under, smoothed the paper out on top and did a coat over the top of the paper when we were done.
For the furniture, the ones that had been painted with watercolors, I used Kilz spray and then some Martha Stewart paints to make them fun for Miss Em. The little frames have plastic inserts, so not glass and were only $.50 at Michaels. I put them on with 3M strips.
I also found the little rugs at Michaels. They were also $.50 a piece and were just little doilies made from yarn. SO precious!
I found the plates at Hobby Lobby in the doll house section. I did not want too many tiny pieces, since Emma is still small, so I only bought these. I painted them the fun colors and put them on with a bit of ticky tac.
The cushions that came with the set were a wonderful burnt orange felt...and I do not sew! My Mom and I say if we can glue it we can do it:) So I bought some adhesive iron on strips at target and a fat quarter and ten minutes later had recovered the cushions!
I hope you enjoyed the tour of our little dollhouse!