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?

 

Fall Leaf Wall Art {free printables}

Can you believe it’s almost time to start decorating for Fall? Seriously September will be here before you know it and I love getting my decorations up just after Labor Day.

So to help you guys along and to keep you from procrastinating, here’s your first project of the year… FALL WALL ART.

fall free printableYep, free printables here for you, and it’s a set of 4 prints!

Now there’s two ways that you can do this wall art.

First option is to print, trim and place in 8x10inch frames.
Just hang on the wall or put on a mantel and you’re good to go.

fall vintage free printables

Or you can print and Mod Podge to 8×10 inch canvas boards.
I love to do these, just check out the tutorial from my Vintage Photo Prints

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and Back to School Boards

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OK, so are you ready to get the FREE PRINTABLES?
Just download the 8×10 inch 4 page PDF here.

You can also get the 5×7 inch version here.

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Hope you enjoy!