12/26/11

My Dollhouse


About twenty years ago, hubby gave me a dollhouse kit for Christmas.

We put it together, almost all the way, and being the impatient
sort that I am, I painted it. And then it sat.....for years.

Several years ago, I decided to finish it. So, I repainted it.
And then it sat......for years.


Watching Claudia work on her beautiful dollhouse,
I was inspired to dig mine out, and finally finish it.


I've been making repairs, finishing things that were never finished,
and of course, repainting it!



Puppy is happy to finally have the porch put back together.

Lots of trimming and painting yet to do.


And I absolutely had to try Claudia's amazing idea for wood floors.

I've been cutting LOTS of popsicle sticks.


And I'm so excited that my kitchen will have a beautiful wood floor.


I love blogland!


There is no better place to find creative ideas and inspiration.

Thanks Claudia!


14 comments:

Claudia said...

You are very welcome, Debi! Your dollhouse is so pretty - with such lovely details. You are going to have such fun! My one tip about the floors is to stain or paint the strips before you glue them down. Less chance of any warping.

Have fun, my friend!

xo
Claudia

Angel said...

beautiful dollhouse reminds me of my church i made this year..

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Debi,

Stop by Debbie-Dabble and take a looky at my Victorian Doll House. There is a link to the story behind it on my side bar.

Love your doll house!!

Hugs,
Debbie

NanaDiana said...

Debi- It's funny but I have one that is an exact replica of my hubby's grandmother's house and my goal is to rework it this year. It is just beautiful...(or will be)...and so is yours- xo Diana

Lisa said...

What a fun project! I like the puppy! Enjoy your redo and the house when finished!
Hugs,Lisa

Karen said...

OMG I wish I had the time to do this. I can't wait to see it finished!!!!

Rella said...

I am so glad to see you took this darling piece out to work on!! I can't wait to see it finished...I may pack up mine that is in pieces and send it to you lolol It would be nice to see SOMEONE enjoy it.
Happy Holidays, my friend. xox

Elyse said...

oooh, are you ever going to have fun now. i see many all-nighters ahead in the craft room for you! enjoy!

wishing you health, happiness + creativity in the new year!

xo
elyse

Suzann said...

Hello Debi,
Your "little" home will be so pretty.
Love the dog on the front porch.
I was given a miniature home several years ago (about 18 years ago) and I can see I need to get mine out to work on this year.
Can't wait to see your progress on yours.
Happy New Year!!!
Suzann ~xoxo~

Miss Gracie's House said...

This made me smile, Debi! I went through the *dollhouse phase* too...and then put it aside...we do like to play house, don't we?
Happy New Year!
Rene

Terri Gordon said...

Hi Debi, It is such a beautiful doll house, I love the base of it, so lovely, it will be fun to see all you do do it. I know it will be beautiful. Thanks for sharing. Hugs, Terri

**CREATIVE CARMELINA** said...

Oh this will look amazing when you're done.
I did the same thing for my daughter's bookshelf playhouse...then I stained the popsicle stick wood floor a rich dark colour...and wow....it looked amazing!

Have fun...your blog is always inspirational too....blogland is indeed a great place to be!

ciao bella


Creative Carmelina

Katherines Corner said...

This is the sweetest doll house ( love the wood floors). I never had a doll house . But my friend had one, it was pink! It had furniture and flowers on the porch. Thank you for bringing back happy memories with this sweet post. Hugs and Happy new Year!

by Teresa said...

I found your blog on Claudia's blog.. I recently got a dollhouse on craigslist.. you won't believe the wood floors in it. If you want to see.. visit my blog and there is a search box, just type in "dollhouse".

((hugs)), Teresa :-)