For a couple of months now I have been building a dollhouse and decorating it. I’m smiling inside as I reflect on this project proposed by Emily Henderson of HGTV fame. I insisted on building the home myself and decorating it. I must admit I got more carried away with building it. My medium was cardboard and at this point if I never see another piece of cardboard I will be happy! Everything in the dollhouse is handmade with the exception of kitchen appliances, bathroom plumbing and dining chairs.
I chose to work with cardboard for a couple of reasons. It is cheap, readily available and recyclable. I even tried my hand at dumpster diving for some of it! I must say it is much easier getting INTO a dumpster than getting OUT of one! My kids and my husband can vouch for that. I even have a sore back to prove it. Ahhh. . . it just goes to show my dedication to the project, right?
Interesting facts: 1) The drapery rod is a corncob stick from Chili’s restaurant, 2) The grommets of the drapes are from a bracelet, 3) The drapes are fully lined, 4) The mattress is firm and hand tufted, 5) The sheets and duvet are fully functional, 6) The cardboard Coley Chair is an exact miniature replica of a chair I designed, 7) The floor and ceiling mimic hardwood
I extend my congratulations to the Twitter users I have met during this challenge. Hats off to Simply Grove, Making It Lovely, White Owletsy, Go Haus Go, Jennifer @ Grizzarkhov and One Forty Three. I would also like to thank Emily Henderson for coming up with such an addictive hobby!
Here is my Dollhouse.