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DIY Modern Dollhouse

Jul 12, 2016 By Jo-Ann
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.

modern dollhouse

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.

modern dollhouse

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.

modern dollhouse

modern dollhouse

modern dollhouse

modern dollhouse

modern dollhouse

After I finished painting, it was time for wallpapering! For this part of the project I found papers I loved from my local craft store and used Mod Podge to apply them.

modern dollhouse

modern dollhouse

modern dollhouse

modern dollhouse

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.

modern dollhouse

modern dollhouse

modern dollhouse

modern dollhouse

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!

modern dollhouse

modern dollhouse

modern dollhouse

modern dollhouse

So cozy, right? I think I’m ready to move in!

modern dollhouse

modern dollhouse

modern dollhouse

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

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