Friday, February 17, 2012

Barbie Doll House Makeover

Hey dolls and crafters. Well...I've been mia for awhile now again, so I guess I'm just not going to be a good blogger. No excuses....just life gets in the way. I have been busy though, and I promise I've been playing with my dolls and crafting. So....I have 3 posts for you today, and I hope you enjoy.

The first post is about a project I've been working on for a long time. Finally, it is just about complete. I don't know why it's taken me so long to get this far. is a preliminary picture of my Barbie doll house almost completely finished. All I have to do is finish the 2 bedroom walls, move some furniture and decor items in, and then let some of my doll start living in it. Hopefully it won't take me so long to share pics of some of my girls living and enjoying their newly decorated home. We'll see, because I do have plans to make some decor items and repaint some others.

Here are some of the steps my hubby and I took to revamp this dolls house. The original floors were warped, and furniture would not sit right in any of the rooms. Lamps, etc. would fall over, so something had to be done. I decided to use foamcore board for new flooring, so I had to cut that to size to fit right on top of the existing flooring. Then I had to decide what I wanted to use to cover the new floors, and that took a bit of time. The bottom floor is covered in cut up placemats that I thought looked like carpet. The 2nd floor is covered in black and white checked contact paper. The 3rd floor is covered with rayon pink velveteen fabric to mimic pink carpeting. I recovered the walls with wrapping paper and contact paper. All of this was done while the house was taken apart for easier measuring, cutting, and installing. I had to cut some foamcore board pieces to cover with the right material for the side walls. I used red sticky tape to hold those side pieces in place. I still need to cover the 2 white bedroom pieces with some pale blue paper, but that will be done soon. Then the decorating can begin, and some of my dolls can start living inside. I can't wait to finally have this done. Oh....and of course hubby and I had to put the doll house back together and return it to the Barbie room. I hope you like what I've done so far, and I will be sharing more pics once some of my dolls have moved in.

Thanks for stopping by and visiting with me.

Happy dollie playing and crafting!


1 comment:

  1. Hello from Spain: I love the house you are doing to Barbie. The paper is beautiful. I really liked the boxes to leave notes. You do a wonderful job. We remain in contact blog blog