December 12, 2011

The dollhouse update!

I shared back on this post that I was giving my $10 Allegan antique market dollhouse, a makeover for Josie's Christmas.

With the rollercoaster ride that has happened since Thanksgiving, I'm a bit behind. Fortunately, I made some progress over the weekend. All the walls have fresh paper and 3 of the rooms have new flooring.

Living room before
(interesting yellow paper and wood flooring)

Living room after
(light blue paper and burgundy carpeting)

I've decided that only the back walls are getting new wallpaper. Between you and me, I really hate wallpapering. As you can tell, I'm much more interested in the accessories.

Although most of the furniture has already been wrapped,
I promise to share one more room reveal before the big day.

Don't forget.
Tonight at 8pm (EST) is my no-strings
Christmas give-away!
There's still time!



KJ@letsgoflyakite said...

I love all the details! the area rug is adorable. This will be such a special gift on Christmas morning.

vivian said...

I had forgotten all about the doll house. so far it looks great. cant wait to see it done. Understandable that you would be behind, but something tells me that you will pull it all together just in time! Josie is going to LOVE this!
have a great week Kim.

Jodee said...

That room turned out soooo cute! I also love all of the little details!

DearHelenHartman said...

So so amazing with the tiny furniture. It's just precious.

GardenofDaisies said...

The rooms I see here are sooo cute. I know Josie is going to think this is the most wonderful present ever!

My Vintage Mending said...

I am dismal at papering but I love the finished product. How cute is that nativity! Oh my goodness I want to come and play already. This has to be one of the most fun projects to work on. Have deserve it...smiles...Renee

Bristol said...

That is beautiful~ I love all the detail you put into it. My dollhouse my dad made sits in my parents garage and it is always on my mind to remodel~

Michelle @ Dream Home DIY said...

Super cute!! The new wall paper is darling :) Cant wait to see what else you ahve in store for this darling.

Cheryl G. said...

Oh so cute!
I just adore that dollhouse!

Heather said...

Josie is going to adore her new dollhouse! What you've done so far is quite precious.

La Vie Quotidienne said...

Oh Kim this is just turning out to be so cute! What a wonderful surprise it is going to be. Merry Christmas.

birdie blue said...

the dollhouse is looking adorable, kim. i'm sure josie is going to be thrilled.

i hope your week is off to a sunny start.

Jboo said...

Wow -- very cool!! We have an old dollhouse that needs help too! Maybe next year! :)


Donna said...

Wow, what a wonderful gift you are creating! How are you able to keep your work a secret from Josie? She is going to love it! The fireplace with all of the details, right down to the nativity scene, is just awesome!!! Can't wait to see the big reveal:)

Anonymous said...

I LOVE the new dollhouse ... (and I'm just catching up on last years :) ... wherever did you find the teeny tiny nativity???

Karin said...

OMGoodness....that dollhouse is going to be amazing! I love all the details in the living room! Can't wait to see more. :)

Corey Moortgat said...

oh, oh, it looks so wonderful! I'm curious where you got your furniture? Online or do you have a local shop?

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

Love the doll house and I can not wait to see it finished! It is much easier to wall paper as it is being built but I know you did not have that luxury. Where did you get the mini manger set? I have the normal size identical one!
Also, mine is on a turntable so I can see both front and back, If you are going to put it on a table for Josie to play with, consider a turntable. They sell the turntable mechanics at Lowe's and you just add a board....