As you may have guessed from that title, we have a lot to squeeze into one little post today. Today marks the end of Dollhouse Therapy, which I’ve hosted along with Anu, Alice, and Emy these last few months. I am excited to share with you themy own dollhouse therapy final reveal, including the last spaces…. the kitchen, nursery, hall and porch. I shared plans for the kitchen and nursery a couple weeks ago, and I just sort of winged the porch using what I had because I didn’t have much time with my vacation last week. But I am so proud to say that this dollhouse is complete and now resides in our playroom so Emmy can play with it and enjoy all of the design and work we put into it together. If you’ve been playing along, you will find a linky at the end of this post so you can share your own house’s final reveal. And if you would like to enter to win $100 to miniatures.com, you’ll find that at the end of the post as well. (If you aren’t into dollhouses, they have tons of fairy garden items, too!)
Let’s start with the eat-in kitchen as it’s probably my favorite room in this house (or maybe the master bedroom…).The kitchen is, naturally, all of my favorite colors. I drew most of the colors out of the vintage sailboat art I found. It mimic my own dining room gallery wall, of course.I found the refrigerator on etsy, and scored the copper vessels at an antique store. I had to have jadeite in my kitchen, and I found these nesting bowls at miniatures.com. I also found the knives, toaster, goblets, breadbox and baquettes at miniatures.com. The books I owned from my own childhood dollhouse days. I bought craft wood to create the shelves and modeled them after my own open shelving.The stove came from my childhood as well, and I loved the rustic charm it added to this kitchen.I was lucky enough to be given the cabinets by my friend Emily, and I painted them in a lovely mint. For the counters I used white and gray sculpey and made my own marble countertops. The sink came from my childhood and I am certain it was intended as a bath sink, but I added a skirt to make it look more like a kitchen sink. The blue and white splatter ware was also a remnant from my youth, but the paper towel holder came from miniatures.com… isn’t it fun?
The table and chairs also came from Emily. I kept the table as she had it, but painted the chairs a glossy black (just like my own dining chairs!). I created the pendant using some items I found at the craft store. I can’t even tell you what this white thing is, but I got it at Joann’s and it’s like a ping pong ball but smaller. I made holes in it so that I could create a modern pendant.On the tabletop sits one of my favorite things… Of course, there is more jadeite from miniatures.com like this cake stand and candlesticks. But the piece de resistance is the adorable clay cake that Emmy created and garnished with a leaf.I was actually almost done with this room way back when we started this challenge because it was the space I was the most excited about. I decided to hold onto it though to save the best reveal for last. Now let’s head up to the attic space where we created a nursery. As I mentioned in my plans post, I was really inspired by my friend Amber’s son’s room.
The biggest impact in this space comes from the mountain mural which we did in black and mint. The black is actually chalkboard paint so Emmy can write on it as she wishes. Emmy loved Alice‘s bullhorns so she decided to create her own with clay as well. I just glued them on the wall for her.
We had a cradle on hand, but the base was broken, so we created a hanging boho cradle by painting it black and adding fringe. The “rug” is actual;y one of a set of 4 coasters. The chair we had on hand as well and it was poorly made, but this mama was running out of time! So quick white paint and a pillow and boom.
On the other side of the space, I added a table we figured could be the changing table. Emmy wanted it mint, so that’s what I did! While she was at school one day, I created a miniature tassel garland as a little surprise. We hung it with hot glue over the table.This room is pretty simple, but babies don’t need much, right?
My favorite part of the porch though is the entry way. We created a new knob with gold jewelry findings and made a door knocker out of some sort of sewing notion. We found these awesome sconces at miniatures.com. They’re actually electric but I didn’t wire this house, so I just snipped the wires. And those adorable boots also came from miniatures.com.
A friend of mine owns a fabulous etsy shop, The Milk Shop and she was so excited about Dollhouse Therapy that she wanted to create something special for us. She found this an awesome brick fireplace and gave it a gorgeous makeover. Since I already had a fireplace, I wanted to put this one to use as an outdoor fireplace. Emmy and I lined it up so it backs up to the interior one (which would make sense). We used little mini log slices to be seating around it.
So now I have officially shared EVERY single space with you! For the full effect, here are some shots of the completed interior.
I sincerely want to thank everyone who played along and look forward to seeing your spaces. Please find the linky at the bottom of this post under the rafflecopter widget. And I also want to thank Anu, Alice, and Emy for keeping me inspired and motivated and helping me see this project through to the end. The look and squeal of joy Emmy produced when we brought it to the playroom made every single moment totally worth it. I hope this house becomes one that she passes on to her own kids one day. And I am OK if they want to give it a makeover. After I am dead though. 😉
Thank you also to miniatures.com for providing each host with some decor for our dollhouses. They’ve also kindly offered $100 credit to one lucky reader. Please enter here!
And now please share your own final Dollhouse Therapy reveal!