I've had great luck thrifting this week and I owe it all to Spring Cleaning! Everyone's cleaning out their cluttered closets (me included!), which means that the thrift stores are just bursting with great finds.
Last summer I thrifted this sweet doll house with Iris in mind but to be completely honest, I've always wanted a doll house of my own to play with. I had big plans of fixing it up and setting it under the Christmas tree for her, but you know how things go when you have a toddler...one thing led to another and the little house got tucked away in the garage. Enter Spring Cleaning! I hauled it out and set it on my craft table where I would no longer be able to ignore it.
I know it's not much to look at but I saw it's potential right away. Honestly, the main reason I bought it is because it included 8 bags of furniture and accessories that were in fabulous condition- all for $20.
First, I searched and searched for the perfect shade of "Dream House" blue and then lined the walls with scrapbook paper (actually, I didn't do that part, my husband did!). The kitchen is especially important to me because Iris picked out the paper herself, little pink hearts.
I tossed around a few ideas as to what to do with the floors but in the end just painted them each a different color. I glued tiny fake flowers into the window boxes and gave the front door a makeover with a coat of lucky red paint. My husband also refashioned a roof for the little house which I think completes the whole thing, after all what's a house without a roof?!
Charming, isn't it? The listing would read:
A cute 2 bedroom, no bathroom, family style home with an eat-in kitchen and a spacious living room!
It took about a weeks worth of on again/off again work to finish but I love the end result. It's not too delicate, which is just perfect for little hands to be able to get in there and play. Now all we need is a family of dollhouse people to move in (their on the way from Amazon!)!
I smile every time I walk by it in Iris' room.