Over the course of the next few months, the bloggers participating in the Dollhouse Therapy challenge will each be choosing one or two rooms to work on every month. The plans for the rooms will be shared on the first Tuesday and their reveals the last Tuesday from April through June.
And here is the really cool part: we will have a link party at the end of each month so you can show us your own mini renovation projects! There will be giveaway prizes at the end in June too including $100 to Miniatures.com! So, if you have a dollhouse sitting around waiting to get made over...now is the time to dust it off and get to work. We can't wait to be inspired by fellow dollhouse obsessives like ourselves :)
So...which room did I pick?
The living room!
Here are some of the miniatures we already have, many of which I have saved since I was a little girl. A few from my grandparents, some from flea markets, yard sales and lots of pieces that came with the purchase of our dollhouse. It is definitely a vintage, eclectic mix.
I purchased the plaster mantel for $4 at a charity sale, but likely won't be securing it to the house since my kids want to play with it a lot. Hazel has this Fisher-Price Loving Family mantel(*affiliate link) with a crackling fire that also plays music, so we will trade them out when we take turns having fun decorating the house!
I made the shag rug awhile ago and my kids actually love it (even though originally Hazel said she wanted everything to be "pink" in the house - designer differences!). Owen wants to play with the house just as much, so I will probably keep a lot of the spaces gender neutral. We will have a designated boy's room and girl's room though.
Pinterest (other bloggers who have shared their renovations), real life interiors and some of my favorite retailers like Anthropologie. I am a hoarder of their catalogs and pretty much never throw them away. I have been pulling inspiration from them and will even use clippings for decor in the house!
I want to make a MCM sofa in gray fabric and then add some "Kilim" inspired throw pillows maybe with some fabric I purchased on Etsy. And also possibly a pouf ottoman (resembling the one I made for my own living room). Those ideas remain to be seen if they will actually work out.
Here are some progress shots of the exterior. We painted it with Folk Art Home Decor Chalk Paint(*affiliate link) in "Seaside Villa". I actually painted it this color before I looked at any inspiration pics and have since realized it is quite the trend in dollhouses these days. Go figure.
It still needs another coat and then the finishing touches like shutters, windows, flower boxes, and a door would be nice...haha.
I hope you will enjoy following along with me for this mini renovation project and visit the other bloggers joining in! Be sure to share your own miniature inspiration (if you have some) along the way at our link parties April - June!
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Thoughts from Alice
Till next time...
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