Simple 5 Room Dollhouse for $25 : A How-To

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Wow, is it Friday already? This week flew by. I’ve been on a light posting schedule lately (even more than usual) since I’ve had a few minor complications with this pregnancy and have been told to take it easy for a few weeks. That’s no easy feat with a busy toddler and a serious case of nesting! So I decided to keep it simple and do a few smaller projects. Today I have a cute and super simple dollhouse I made for Charlie’s second birthday this month. It turned out super cute, and I’m really excited to share it!

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It all started with the Peg People. I wanted to make a dollhouse that would fit these small peg people I painted to look like our family. Here I am (M is for Mama) in the kitchen, apparently only washing invisible dishes because we’re low on kitchen furniture at the moment.

dollhouse-diningCharlie and her Dad are hanging out in the dining room, probably starving from lack of food. I had so much fun painting our little people.

dollhouse-bedroom

 

Baby Caroline (in a purple onesie) is hanging out in bed. I left her hair and eyes unpainted and the doll unsealed until we know what she’ll look like once she gets here in October.

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Each room features luxurious solid wood flooring (thanks to some stain on the pine boards), painted walls (leftover house paint) and an accent wallpapered wall (raided from my mom’s scrapbook paper stash). Over time I may try to get fancier and add some paper windows or little paintings. But for my super happy almost-two-year-old, this dollhouse is the best toy ever.

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I even cut up little rugs she can move from room to room from scrapbook paper. These two people are supposed to be my mom and dad, though my dad is wearing a cap, not a weird gray headband. The ball cap idea didn’t translate so well.

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The supplies are minimal and the price is just right! All you need are two 1×8 boards, an optional 1/4 sheet of 1/4″ plywood and whatever you want to decorate it with, be it paint, or paper, or stain. I’ve even used diluted RIT dye for a non-toxic finish. The build took an hour from start to finish, so if you have your own little one’s birthday coming up, or are prepping for Christmas, this is a great project to tackle! Here’s the tutorial:

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9 thoughts on “Simple 5 Room Dollhouse for $25 : A How-To

  1. Wow. I stumbled upon this from Pinterest after searching for pioneer bed (the same bed you made for your little one) and now my night has been made! I was going to try to figure out a simple doll house like this but now I have a great plan. Yay!

  2. This is darling. πŸ™‚ I’m hoping to make some sort of house decor for my toddler daughter’s room, and this provides excellent inspiration. I love the dark stained wood floors and the colorful wallpaper. [New follower here] =D

  3. This is great! I made a barn version for my son and now we are making a dollhouse version this weekend for my neice. Thanks for the idea and plans- you were nice enough to give me the cut list on instagram πŸ™‚

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