Jun 13, 2013

The childs transitional dollhouse: refur'bashing on the cheap

Good evening folks,

A lot of us are sitting in rain, windstorms or tornadoes right now, since the damned planet is about to tear itself friggen asunder!!! er... sorry.. just not ready for global wa'ba < reference ;P

Any whoooosss..

Some of you may remember the first dollhouse I made for my daughter the fairy dollhouse from scratch:

 
While my daughter played with this over the last year she also grew and her imaginary stories became more elaborate. She asked if we could "change" some of the things in the dollhouse.
 
When I asked, she started naming more modern things like refrigerators and faucets, so we broke out the old puzzle piece furniture from Michaels and started working.
 
My daughter is only 6 years old and at this point she is still using small dolls like Lalaloopse dolls and the like so using the puzzle pieces works for the scale. Lets not forget that for this transitional project where my daughter is painting furniture we do not have to consider the big spend..yet.
 
She decided on painting each room a different color and we are slowly adding details as she asks for them, a few clay items a few scraps, magazine clippings.
 



 
I now have a nice list on the wall which she writes random items on in the morning, I am trying to have them completed when she gets home from school but the list is growing *lol*
 
 
I hope you are high and dry, we are about to get flooded ;(

30 comments:

  1. Hello Jane,
    How wonderful to have a project grow along with the child. It will be a beautiful memory.
    Big hug,
    Giac

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    1. Thank you, I hope she remembers this when she's a 16 year old terror ;P

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  2. Bellissima scena Jane!!!kiss

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  3. The house was and is darling! I love the new colors, and those Lalaloopsy dolls are adorable! What scale are those Michael's puzzle piece furniture? So fun! xo Jennifer

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    1. They are around 1/2 scale. I originally got them to fix up and do shadow boxes with but like all things mini if I find a use they go ;P

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  4. Your daughter is so lucky to have such a crafty and creative mom!
    XX
    Ruth

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  5. Ooh, I wish I had something like this growing up. I used to play with Lego Belleville "dolls" but never had an actual dollhouse. I hope that weather on your end settles down soon.

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  6. Great project you are sharing with you daughter.

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  7. I can remember doing the same with my gran as a child and those memory have stayed with me as some of my most special times. I am sure your daughter will keep these memory's close too. Have fun, the both of you. x

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  8. You're a good mom,Jane. You're building beautiful memories with your daughter. I had never heard of those Lalaloopsy dolls! They're so cute! Since my granddaughters are now adults, I don't keep in touch with the toy market anymore. Just waiting for the great grandchildren! Then I'll start being informed again.

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  9. It is a very cute dollhouse.

    Lil on Lilsdolls

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  10. So cute! I love that she is writing down her wishlist and you are fulfilling it! These will be some wonderful memories for her to cherish! :)

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  11. it's very cute are those lala loopsy dolls?

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  12. Ma è una bellissima cosa progettare insieme a tua figlia, sicuramente anche quando sarà grande manterrà questo bel ricordo. Mi diverte che scrivi che compila una lista giornaliera, mi immagino quante cose!!Comunque bella idea di fare la casa di diversi colori è molto divertente e allegra. Un abbraccio, Manu

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  13. Oh how great it is to hear how you enjoy your common interest together. A very nice dollhouse. Enjoy your lovely daughter, suddenly one day she is an adult.
    Hugs
    Wyrna.

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  14. A cute house for a lovely little girl. I'll pray that you won't get floaded.
    Hugs, Drora

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  15. It's great that you and your daughter can share creativity and imagination, you are building wonderful memories.
    A Big Mini Hug

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  16. awww. I love the little house. She won't remember it much when she's 16, but she will when she's 26. ;)

    Be careful and stay safe with this crazy weather we're having!!

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  17. Doing the Un-Rain dance for you in between draining our water front property. Stay safe and dry. And Such a good mommy to try to keep up with her list. I'm sure it changes or gets longer often, but it looks fun!

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  18. Super cute...and a lovely Mother and Daughter project. My mother is 74, and I'm still trying to get her to come around to my mini hobby. So far, no dice.

    Stay high, and dry!
    Vicki

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    1. Thank you , I also hope that my daughter will continue with the mini love as she grows ;) We are on both ends of it ;P

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  19. Your daughter made you a "Honey-do list" for her dollhouse.

    That's adorable. XD

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    1. Ha! it sure is and she gets pissed if I don't do the ones she at least mentions *lol*

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  20. c'est une maison "magique" très belle, elle évolue avec les demandes de votre fille.
    J'ai connu ça avec la mienne qui est une jeune femme maintenant, des souvenirs qui restent gravés à jamais !
    En espérant que la météo redevienne favorable et que l'eau vous épargne. rosethé

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    1. Merci Rosethé, j'espère que ce sont de bons souvenirs pour elle d'avoir!

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  21. Вы замечательная мама! Это так важно, что бы мама и дочка, вдвоем занимались одним делом!
    Ваш домик замечательный. Мне нравятся разноцветные комнаты!
    Татьяна

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  22. Una preciosa casita encantada, para una maravillosa niña que comparte con su madre el amor a las miniaturas.
    Me encanta!!!!!!!!!!!
    besitos ascension

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  23. It's a magical house. I like everything. Your daughter is a lucky girl.
    Greetings, Faby

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