Upgrading the House… well, Dollhouse.

I found this little plain white dollhouse at my local Goodwill for $5. I snatched it up in hopes of doing something cool with it for my little girl. See the photo? Yeah, taken in my old craft room… from a year ago. Yep, let’s just say I procrastinate with the best of them.

play dollhouse for kidsWell since this has been sitting in our garage since the big move, my kid has noticed it everyday. And said something about it every single day. So over the weekend we finally decided to tackle the dollhouse.

I took her up to Michael’s and let her pick out some scrapbook paper. Then we simply trimmed it to size and used some Mod Podge to adhere it into place. 

mod podge scrapbook paper on dollhouseNext I used this little tool that came with my vinyl kit to smooth out the scrapbook paper onto the wood.

scrapbook paper in dollhouseWe used a brick pattern for the exterior and a burlap pattern for the roof. We even found a little picket fence piece to add to the outside of the home to give it a bit of character. 

dollhouse for girlAnd then time to fill with some of her goodies!

scrapbook paper covered dollhouseThis kid has such an odd collection of little mismatched characters…. I love it.
But at least they now have a home.

little dollhouse goodwill find

dollhouse for little girl

revamped dollhouse

And she’s absolutely in love with it!
Best part? Dollhouse was $5 and scrapbook paper was less than $10 for everything.
Quite the makeover… even though it only took me a year to complete.

scrapbook paper covered dollhouse

So, do you have a project on your to do list that you’re procrastinating on?
Anything sitting around for a year? Maybe longer?



  1. Karen Marchetto says

    Great idea using the scrapbook papers . I think you could also use material with liquid starch for a more durable finish. I lined an antique trunk with that about 15 years ago and it is still stuck tight inside the trunk.

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