Wreath on the front door of our dollhouse

Dollhouse Challenge + Bedroom Preview

We’re restoring a family heirloom, the dollhouse made for my husband’s grandmother when she was a little girl. Click here to see all the posts about our Dollhouse Redux Project.

Last month I had every intention of finishing our dollhouse in time for today’s I’m a Giant Challenge deadline… and then I realized that the majority of the dollhouse furniture will be under the Christmas tree this year and far be it for me to open up our daughter’s gifts ahead of her.

Dollhouse Bedroom

So I don’t have a completed dollhouse to show you.

Dollhouse Bedroom

In fact, I’m not sure we’ll ever have a completed dollhouse to show you because, well, we don’t have that kind of dollhouse. A family heirloom we inherited when David’s grandmother passed away last winter, this dollhouse belongs to our daughter.

Dollhouse Bedroom

Any time I start to make decisions regarding colors or fabric or decorations, I remind myself to step back, because quite frankly this dollhouse isn’t at all about me. It’s completely about her. She gets to make those choices. She gets to shape, play with and love this special dollhouse that belongs to her.

Dollhouse Bedroom

So while I’ve enjoyed painting and sewing away, I’ve been helping our daughter in realizing her dollhouse vision. And it’s beautiful.

Dollhouse Bedroom

I can’t wait to share more with you soon.

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9 Comments

  1. Yes, adorable!!

  2. ADORABLE!!!!

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  4. so cute! i love the bedding! and i love that you’re letting your daughter own it – its sometimes hard to do that.

    mine’s not done either:
    http://fadeintobleu.blogspot.com/search/label/dollhouse

    Lydia

  5. It is beautiful that you are sharing the heritage and the design of this special dollhouse with your daughter. You are sharing special memories together making this into a home at the same time. Our (little) home:

    http://www.wordplayhouse.com/2011/12/dollhouse.html

    -heather

  6. I’m really loving the creativity of all these dollhouses. Great job, the cover on the bed is really cute!

  7. I love that you are letting your daughter make her own choices. We made ours out of cardboard boxes for the challenge because I hope one day to get my daughter a real one that she can decorate on her own (when she is older.) We’ll do the work together, but I want it to be all her ideas.

    That tiny christmas tree is just precious. Thanks for sharing–can’t wait to see more. :)

    Here’s ours if you want to take a peek: http://www.sillyeaglebooks.com/2011/12/cardboard-box-dollhouse-reveal-im-giant.html
    vanessa

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