DIY Modern Dollhouse
A few weeks ago my daughter fell in love with a dollhouse at a friend’s house and it made my heart explode! So, to make my dollhouse dreams a reality, I teamed up with our friends at Plaid Crafts to make this little beauty and used their amazing FolkArt Milk Paint to make it happen.
Here’s what I did:
First, the house. The talented people at ToysHouse83 sent over one of their gorgeous dollhouse kits for this project. To begin, I started by only building the foundation of the house to make it easier to paint.
After taping everything off I got to painting! For this project I used four of the FolkArt Milk Paint colors. To me, the best part about using this paint for this project is that it is so unforgiving and finishes beautifully, plus I love how it lets just enough of the natural wood grain peek through.
Now it’s time to furnish this baby! For the beds, I found two wooden boxes and some small, credit-card shaped wood pieces at the craft store, glued them together and painted them with the Milk Paint. I also found a small unfinished jewelry box for a dresser, some tiny frames for a few gallery walls, a crib, and some little peg people, and painted them all using the Milk Paint.
To make the bedding, I used a couple of kitchen sponges as mattresses, wrapped them in fabric and added a little hot glue to secure. For the plant I used a bottle lid and wrapped it in paper, and added some sprigs I cut from a plant I have in my house!
So cozy, right? I think I’m ready to move in!
That’s it! Now the hardest part is remembering that the dollhouse is for your daughter not for you. (#controlfreakprobs). Happy crafting!
ox. Liz, The Pretty Life Girls