Thursday, December 16, 2010

making a doll house - part 2

First off, my apologies for the super crappy pictures. I took them last night and the lighting was terrible. Normally, I would wait until morning to take pictures but I knew that would be pointless since it is a dark and rainy day today.

WALLPAPER: I simply mod podged scrapbook paper to the walls.

The empty spot where the plywood is showing through is where the "kitchen" is going to be.

On top is the yellow bedroom, beneath that is the living room.

The middle upstairs room was the first room I "wallpapered" and I just slapped it on not even trying to match the pieces. It REALLY bothers me so I was much more careful with the other rooms. I am trying to not let it bother me so much that have I re-do it.


FLOORING:
I really love the black and white checkerboard kitchen floor. I cut two 12x12 pages of card stock into 2" squares and mod podged it on.

For the "wood" floor of the living room I bought three stick on linoleum tiles ($0.88/each). I didn't like the parquet look so using a box cutter, I cut along the lines to get planks.

I had to then cut a few more down to fit the room, peeled of the backing and suck 'em on.

The "bathroom" floor is a plastic faux tile floor used for miniature doll houses. I bought it during a 50% off sale at Hobby Lobby.

I made a template for the carpet by taping pieces of paper together.

Traced the template onto the back of the carpet.

Cut along the lines with the box cutter and hot glued in place. I got the carpet samples for $1 each at a local carpet store.


Part 3 coming soon!

14 comments:

Chris said...

Erin, the house is turning out so wonderfully. I'm sure it will bring hours of pleasure to your daughter.

jen said...

It's looking so great! I might have to bring over a Barbie so I can play with it! I mean, play with Sutton. :)

PonderandStitch said...

This is sooooooooooo cool!! I would've died to have that dollhouse when I was little. Great job!

janimal said...

Oh that looks fab! I want one!

Kalleen at Second Street said...

It's looking so good.

Jess said...

wow! super awesome...love the flooring on a budget! :)

kera said...

You are soooo cute!!! Such a great gift!

Sparrow's Nest said...

I kinda want this for Christmas :)

Have you considered putting your measurements or a template up so we can do it ourselves too?

she wears flowers said...

Oh my goodness!! I L.O.V.E. this dollhouse!!

Lakshmi said...

wow ! I LOVE how its all coming together :))

Erin said...

@Sparrow's Nest- That is a good idea. I will clean up my measurements and correct the mistakes I made and try to get it posted soon. Thanks for the suggestion!

abby said...

I am loving how the doll house is coming along. I have always wanted to make one so it's fun to follow along as you make yours. ;)

Anonymous said...

WOW! this dollhouse is amazingly beautiful! a job well done! it's so mod and creative. keep up the good work.

Colleen Gaumond said...

Fell in love with your design....but having trouble with execution....Simply mod podge the wallpaper....i have giant air bubbles every where! HELP!

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