Dollhouse Therapy Challenge coming soon!

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I am so excited to join Cassie from Primitive & Proper, Alice from Thoughts from Alice, and Anu from Nalle’s House in hosting Dollhouse Therapy, a fun dollhouse challenge to makeover rooms in miniature.

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The Dollhouse therapy challenge will begin in April and go through June. Each month we will share our design plans for 1-2 rooms, then reveal the rooms at the end of the month.

If you’ve never made a dollhouse before, you don’t know what you’re missing out on. It’s so fun and addictive.

Dollhouse making is perfect for parents who want to create something very special for their children. I’m not excluding the boys. A castle would be really cool! It’s not just for parents, though. Dollhouse and miniature making is a fun hobby for people who like to make their homes pretty.

Decorating a dollhouse is much faster than decorating a home! Cassie posted on Instagram that she had painted 7 rooms in a day! Who can say that about a real house?

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Dollhouse furniture is the cutest!

A few years ago, I made a dollhouse for my daughter. I spent countless hours in the basement making tiny things for it. I used the Corona Concepts Laurel Dollhouse Kit to make a farmhouse for her. It is beautiful, but a bit fragile. I’ve always wanted to make her another one that is a bit more sturdy. Besides, I had so much fun making the first one, that I really wanted to make another one. It is currently in my craft room over the garage, where it can stay safe.

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I finished building a new dollhouse over the weekend. It was hard to find simple plans for a 1:12 scale dollhouse so I made up my own. Building it was an impressive feat as I was pretty much one handed after almost cutting my fingertip off (breakfast accident – not dollhouse related) on Friday morning. It’s made from 11/32″ plywood that is primed so that it would be ready for all of the fun details that I want to add. I’m very excited about my color choice!!

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I have 5 rooms: a living room, kitchen/dining room, bedroom, bathroom and attic bedroom. Plus the house has a porch area (still to be built.)

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I’m adding wood siding that will be painted.

I set up an area in the unfinished portion of my basement. It’s my official dollhouse craft center. Plus, it’s easy to work and keep up with the laundry! 😉

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I’m painting the roof shingles, which is time consuming, but also extremely relaxing. Just 500 or so more to go!

My vision for this dollhouse is a vacation cabin. Think Camp Wandawega, but tiny.

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Just like my real house, I plan on using a combination of bought items, found items, and made items. It’s really fun to make furniture using methods that would never stand up to real use.

I hope that you’ll join us for the Dollhouse Therapy Challenge!

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  1. oh my goodness i LOVE your inspiration look!!!! it’s going to be awesome! and i LOVE the house and am so impressed with your DIY skills! this is going to be so much fun!

  2. I’m sooo excited to see how it turns out!!! Great start so far and love your inspiration pieces! Heck at this point I’m having so much fun seeing immediate results, I might just give up on my real house renovations hahaha 🙂

  3. Can’t wait to see what you come up with! Great dollhouse, too! I’m always looking at dollhouse kits. Maybe I’ll buy one someday. 😉

    1. I looked at them forever too before I bought my first one. The miniature section is just too cute. Have you seen all of the modern mini’s? And then there’s the Japanese ones….

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