Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Doll House Redo!

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!