But I loved the idea of a dollhouse bookcase that could be used just as a bookcase when she outgrew playing with her dolls.
Enter my AMAZINGLY talented neighbor who built my headboard, and has also started building amazing salvaged pieces for the barn. I emailed him just before New Year's and asked him if he thought he could build it for me with the size I needed. I also found the plans for it on Ana White's site, and shared those with him, and provided him with the dimensions I needed. I told him no rush, I could just show a picture to Emmy on her birthday. Well, guess what.... he finished it this past weekend and I picked it up Monday after the kids got on the bus. I wasn't going to show you the before because it was just a plain wood house, but then I saw the ugly linoleum, the hello kitty slipper in the background and i couldn't NOT share it. Keepin it real!
I have been painting and Mod podging fun paper on it in secret. I cannot WAIT to see her face tomorrow when we present it to her!!!!!
On the top floor, there is a vintage fee bohemian paisley paper, and a funky curvy chevron type print.
Can you see the paper behind the vanity there? It's bicycles.... I had to! And on the right polka dots, which Emmy loves.
And on the bottom floor, a fun tree print on the left, and one that I selected just for the kitchen....
How cute is it with the little whisks at the top....
And measuring cups at the bottom? Love it!
You may have noticed some furniure in there, too! I went through the existing furniture we had on hand and pulled out the pieces that I thought were sturdy and usable.
Gwen gave her. I used old white chalk paint on the table, and provence on the chairs, and distressed and waxed it.... just like big people furniture!
And I had found this little vanity at a yard sale.... isn't it sweet with its new paint?
She will also be receiving much of the furniture for her birthday from friends and relatives. Sawyer si giving her a set of wooden dolls.
Is it the 17th yet, because I just can't wait to give this house to her!!! And if you are local and looking for a dollhouse bookcase, feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org for pricing! Happy Wednesday!