Dollhouse Play room and Final Reveal
VINTAGE DOLLHOUSE MAKEOVER Series: PART I VINTAGE DOLLHOUSE, PART II EXTERIOR, PART III BOY’S ROOM, PART IV GIRL’S ROOM, PART V LAUNDRY / BATHROOM, PART VI LIVING ROOM, PART VII KITCHEN, PART VIII PLAY ROOM + FINAL REVEAL
I’m so excited to share the final reveal in my vintage dollhouse series today.This has been such a fun project, but I’m so ready to turn it over to my girls who have been impatiently waiting for me to complete it.
The last room in this project is the dollhouse play room. I left this room for last because it was the most awkward space – narrow with no windows. And since I knew I would finish it last, I knew there was a chance I’d run low on budget. I designated it the play room because I felt it was the least important room, and I wouldn’t need to make many purchases.
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As it turned out, I was out of budget, so my original ideas for this room fell by the wayside as I found ways to make it work.
My daughter sacrificed her Shopkins ice cream truck sign to make an art easel, and of course you can tell I used Scrabble tiles to decorate the wall.
I made a teepee out of some fabric and kebob skewers. I used a piece of scrapbook paper for the rug that I modpodged so that it would hold up to play.
I made the bunting from scrapbook paper and hemp twine, and added a couple of Lalaloopsy toys to finish off the space.
Even though I didn’t have the budget or motivation to finish the dollhouse play room the way I’d originally envisioned, the girls think it’s super, and that’s all that matters to me. That, and it’s done!!
Here is the final budget breakdown for the entire vintage dollhouse remodel project:
Price Breakdown: Vintage Dollhouse Remodel
- Boy Room: $1.90
- Girl Room: $9.50
- Bath/Laundry: $7.18
- Living Room: $9.04
- Kitchen: $8.19
- Play Room: $0.66
- Exterior: $18.87
- TOTAL= $55.34 Oops! A little over my $50 budget 🙂
And with the last room introduced, I bring you…drumroll please…the dollhouse:
The girls actually moved in several weeks ago before it was finished, and log at least 1-2 hours a day playing with it.
I spent many years playing with and decorating my childhood dollhouse over and over, and they are some of my favorite childhood memories. I hope my girls experience the same magic with theirs.
Thanks for following along with this project! Tell me, which room is your favorite? I’d love your feedback in the comments below! Additionally, I hope you’ll check out the other posts on the dollhouse here: