Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Dollhouse Bookcase

I'm stealing this idea from my friend Secelie. She says she saw it in a magazine. The kids and I went over to her house today and her daughter had this in her room and I thought it was ADORABLE!!!

She took an inexpensive bookcase and painted the insides of the shelves, putting things on the "walls" to help delineate one room from the other (i.e., a mirror over where the sink is in the bathroom, pictures on the walls in the living room). She even cut pieces of felt into rugs by making tiny 1/4-inch cuts into each end of a rectangular piece of felt. She also hung a shower curtain with a piece of wire.

She purchased her dollhouse furniture from Ikea, and I'm not sure if they still have it or not - I couldn't find it on the Ikea website and I haven't been to Ikea in a while. But I did find it on ebay if you're interested... Anyway, more pictures are below. SO stinkin' cute!

p.s. Sorry about the picture quality - I took them w/my cell phone. :)


  1. I've always wanted to get a doll house for my girls but they are soooo expensive. Thanks. I've also always wanted a collection of family portraits but frames are so expensive my friend had a great idea. She bought thrift sore frames and painted them matte black and copied pictures in B/W. It looks really great. Maybe you could shrink some to put in the dollhouse. :)

  2. We just started a book that I wanted to recommend to doll house fans. The Racketty-Packetty House by France Hodgson Burnett. She is the author of Little Princess and secret garden. We haven't finished but it is sweet so far.