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Saturday, January 10, 2009

# 7 is doll house heaven

Welcome to our girly, girl project! Our very own year of the doll house. I found the most wonderful and inspiring little doll house blog. If you would have asked me before if I would like to do this I would have cringed and thought it sounded horrid, but once I saw how creative and thrifty you can be in the process, I was sold. I showed my darling damsel girl and she was sold beyond words. Who would have thought she would be so hyped up for it? This will be perfect for us now that we have finished the most intense part of her brother's chemotherapy, as I knew that we would need to spend some special time together. I (we) are so excited to begin her 7th year and beyond building fun memories together and bonding our relationship even stronger. We invite you to enjoy our adventure and hope you will join in with your daughter. We have some friends already joining in. It's so much fun! In just the first process we were already engaging in the most wonderful conversations. If you want to spend some real time with your daughter and grab/ keep her heart then this is for you.

(Pro 4:21) Let them not depart from thine eyes; Keep them in the midst of thy heart.

Now if you have boys, don't be afraid, get a shelf or a box and create a boys room or a hunting ground or something cool like that. You can accomplish nearly the same thing or whatever dreams he has.

One of the fun challenges of this project will be in being thrifty and creative in developing it into it's doll house grandness. As you can see we had to do some prep/painting type work but it wasn't that hard, still fun.
We started with an old shelf we found at GW a few months ago. I had been using for shoe storage. It is old but sturdy. You can use any kind of shelf really.

Damsel girl was very diligent with her prepping of the home for paint.



The excitement is building!

Here's two dolls that we discovered we already had that she bought last year. They are very happy to be moving in and start decorating.

Here is the finished product. The kitchen has been painted blue, one room has been wall papered (got that at gw real cheap) and we already had a very cute chair for one of the girls to sit on.

We'll let you know more next time on the doll house adventures!

4 comments:

Doublebanker said...

Very nice looking doll house...plus the time spent making it is a great learning experience

stacy said...

that is an incredible start to your doll house adventures!! i know you two will have a fabulous time. :o)

The Tribe said...

Cob built a board boy (piece of wood with a pencil drawing of a boy) and is on his own building journey. There is nothing as satisfying as fun with a purpose. Thanks for the inspiration!

Lynn said...

I love your doll house! It's going to be so much fun. Thank you for telling me about it. We'll enjoying watching it progress.

Hugs,
Lynn

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