Didn't you always want a beautiful dollhouse to play with when you were a child? My grandfather made me one when I was 9 years old and I loved that house!! It was ginormous!! It only fit in my grandparents garage, so I didn't get to play with it all the time. I really wish I had pictures of that house. It reminded me of the Gone With the Wind house. Just beautiful!
Kailey had been wanting one for years, but I knew the daunting task of putting this thing together. But, on her 11th birthday Memaw and Grandaddy bought her the kit fro Hobby Lobby and said "Have fun building!"
And, so we did! It took a combined effort of David, Kailey and me over 3 months time. We only worked on it over the weekends. Here are some pics of our pride and joy!
We painted the house a pretty green color called "Witch Hazel" from
Home Depot. Spray painted the shutters and door black and painted all
the trim white. It turned out lovely!
I found this turntable that holds a lot of weight and this helps to turn it around
when she wants to play with it.
This is the baby and little girl room
Kailey did all the decorating herself! She used scrap book paper for wallpaper. Genius!!
The letters are from Hobby Lobby and I thought that was a cute idea to Put "ABC" on
She also put scrap book paper on the bed. It was a plain white bed and she jazzed it up
a bit with the pink with black polka dot paper. She loves the name "Reese" so she spelled
it out over the bed.
Here is the Momma and Daddy room. We found most of the furniture from
Melissa & Doug. The family also came from there.
Scrap book paper again for the walls.
My Daddy painted that little watercolor over the fireplace for her. Too sweet!
We found the kitchen cabinets at Hobby Lobby. They have a whole section for dollhouses
and accessories. The green color with the bead board is precious!
My very talented Aunt LaTrelle made this cross stitched little rug for her last Christmas.
She will cherish this!
The letters are so cute that spell out "eat"
Now this was a whipping! Kailey and I stained every single little shingle on this roof!!
I would dip each shingle in the stain with tweezers and Kailey would wipe it off with
a towel. This took us a few weekends to do!
We are all very proud of this little house and will keep it for generations to come!
Sometimes Kailey will even find me playing and rearranging furniture!