November 13, 2011

A Christmas dollhouse secret...

Way back on this July post, I showed you this amazing dollhouse that I picked up for $10 from the Allegan Antique market.

It was love at first sight when I saw the tiny drilled holes in the window boxes which I quickly filled with vintage millinery flowers.

I've decided to start giving it a proper makeover
because...

...although my intention was to use it for additional storage in my craft room, I couldn't help but think that Josie really needs this for Christmas.

Target has a new line of miniatures (Li'l Woodzeez) and I think this raccoon family need a special dwelling.


I picked all sorts of doll house supplies from Hobby Lobby over the weekend and I can't wait to get started.

As you can imagine, I'll have to be sneaky when I work on this project (so as to keep it a secret) but I promise to do a big reveal before Christmas.

XOXO

24 comments:

Lee said...

Oh, what fun! She will love it!
I need to look through my stash and see if there is anything to send on to you...but knowing your mother, it will turn out very special!
Enjoy the day!

Heather said...

How fun this is going to be for you, and I bet Josie is just going to love it!!!

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

Oh what fun! I would love a project like that for myself! She will be tickled to get this!

birdie blue said...

love it, kim. josie will be in heaven. gracie has a dollhouse, home to a whole fleet of 'calico critters'. she's already begun decorating it for christmas.

xo
molly

KJ@letsgoflyakite said...

oh this will be such a special gift!! I love your ideas thus far and busy jotting down a shopping list from your post. I found a unique dollhouse (sadly not a lovely antique like yours!) which I plan to put under the tree(I have it hiding at my office at work). These sorts of secrets are so much fun!!!

BucksCountyFolkArt said...

You KNOW you're going to love making it just as much as she enjoys receiving it! Have fun!

Corey Moortgat said...

oh, so jealous! I would've snatched that up in a minute- as if I need another one! That one looks like a great style for a little girl though, the way it opens up. Can't wait to see what you come up with!

La Vie Quotidienne said...

How much fun you are going to have and the best part will be Christmas morning when Josie will see it!

Pam said...

That is going to be so fun for you. She'll love it.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Oh, this will be such a fun project! You'll find lots of cute things to add to it over time, too! ♥

Lynn said...

Oh my!! She will so love that!!
Thank you for the sweet comment on my blog!! I am not brave at all. I am just tired of dealing with pain and I would love to get my life back and be able to enjoy things again and not have to depend on pain medication to be able to function on a very limited capacity!

I can't wait to see how the doll house comes out! I saw a picture on Elizabeths flickr page and it looks like she purchase a house like this but hers is red and white or maybe she has painted it to go in the Make Over Room!!
You have a great week!! Thank you again for your prayers!
Hugs,

vivian said...

OH! Im so excited to see how this turns out! and I saw all those little animals at the store, rabbits, raccoons, frogs, beavers (or woodchucks..?) I cant remember what all I saw, but I loved them. THat house has soooo much potential.. I cant wait to see! maybe you could just send me little sneak peeks while youre working on it.
have a great week!
xoxo
vivian

Creative Breathing said...

Oh Kim! We have found nearly the identical doll house! I have just posted mine pre-makeover as well. Thank you so much for the Target information about the cute animals. I want mine to be one visiting children play with. I like the idea that animals would be liked by boys or girls.
I will be excitedly following your makeover - shh! The secret is safe here! E

My Vintage Mending said...

Super green with envy. I cannot wait to see all your tiny little touches. Claire has declared that she needs one! I promptly reminded her Josie is 5 to which she reminded me I have 3 houses of my own. She wins again....enjoy each minute...smiles...Renee

Jboo said...

Oh my -- that's going to be so sweet! She will LOVE it!!

Janet

Jodee said...

That is going to be the best surprise ever! I can't wait to see the holiday makeover!

Kim said...

OMW...that is sooooo cute...I sooo can not wait to see it finished..
Hugz..

GardenofDaisies said...

LOVE IT!!! Josie will love the little Raccoon Family and the sweet little house they live in! ESpecially after you get it all decorated! I can't wait to see how it turns out.
My own little dollhouse (that houses bears and mice, etc...) is a similar blue and probably needs an interior and exterior spruce up, but I am hesitant to make alterations to it. I want it to look the way it did when I was a kid.

Michelle @ Dream Home DIY said...

Oh she's going to LOVE it :) What's nice is, she/you will be ale to deck it out for each holiday to come too. I remember a line of little woodland creatures kinda like that when I was growing up. I loved those things.....badgers, and bears, and rabbits. *sigh*

~~Carol~~ said...

I think every little girl needs a dollhouse, don't you? And this one will be so special, because of all the sweet touches that you're going to add to it. What a lucky girl Josie is!

Diann said...

How adorable is that going to be! She is going to love it!

Donna said...

I can't wait to see your Christmas dollhouse, Kim! Josie is going to be super excited:) Love those darling racoons, and the bottle brush trees in the window boxes are just charming!!

Cheryl G. said...

I love that dollhouse!
What a super lucky find!
Sounds like a fantastic project!
I bet she'll LOVE it!

Joanna B said...

It's wonderful, I can't wait to see what you so with it!