I know I should have posted this forever ago, but I've been a little busy as of late. So, as promised the doll house that was handed down to me and then makeover for my girls for Christmas.
I actually decided to keep this very simple and gave the doll house more of a face lift than anything. Yet, in spite of the simplicity of the doll house and the look I went with this project ended up being a bit more time consuming than I thought it would. Here are some of the things I did.
I knew that the top level of the house would be the "playroom" for the girls dolls, so I made a little banner from leftover scrapbook paper and hung that on the walls using Tacky Spray too. I love the whimsical looks that creates and the pop of color that it adds.
My favorite part of the entire thing is the roof. I know that sounds silly, but like I said I wanted this thing to look as real as possible. At first I was going to use real shingles, but a friend quickly reminded me how messy shingles can be. I didn't like the idea of vacuuming my girls room every evening, so that idea was thrown out the window. While I was searching for the right color of spray paint I happened to stumble upon Stone spray paint. This type of spray paint gives any surfaces a stone texture. It was perfect. The roof actually looks and feels like a real roof would. Love it!!
My girls were in heaven when they saw this Christmas morning. There are still some things that I would like to and need to do before this is 100% complete, but it's good enough for now and my girls absolutely love it.