This dollhouse is all decked out for summer and the BEST part is, it didn’t cost a dime. Join me for this miniature farmhouse summer tour.
Growing up I had A LOT of toys & games to keep me busy & spark my imagination. But one thing I didn’t have was my very own dollhouse. So, when I found this old dollhouse a couple years ago, I was thrilled to be able to make all my dollhouse dreams come true! Oh wait, I mean the littles’ dollhouse dreams. (wink)
Check out the transformation here and all the different colors this old girl got before settling on classic white, like our big farmhouse.
For the outside, I printed the flag bunting on printer paper and attached them with tape. The faux grass is a remnant from my sister’s backyard project. She sent it all the way from CA.
PIN IT FOR LATER:
I had fun dressing up this mini farmhouse for summer. I used everything we already had on hand and gave it all a good cleaning.
In the master bedroom, the previously dark grey bedspread was replaced by this light and airy striped fabric set. I used an old placemat from the Hearth and Hand collection that I found last year at a local thrift store, for the material. It turned out beautifully. I used more of the scrap fabric to create the long pillow case. It mimics that farmhouse striped style that we all know and love.
Our youngest had styled the night stand/dresser previously. She did a great job!
I removed the blankets from the baby cradle to give it a more minimal modern farmhouse look and I finally got around to hanging the cow print that I had printed out last year. I used tooth picks for the wood frame and twine to hang it above the bench.
In the bathroom, I kept it simple and just switched out the rug. I always have plenty of scrap drop cloth canvas to use. This was a simple no sew rug. I simply cut the shape and frayed the edges with the same technique I used on my no-sew fringed napkins here.
The littles had used a red bucket from our homemade Montessori sound boxes to keep the toiletry items corralled. Proud mama, here! (smile)
You can see a glimpse into the office. I removed the black and white buffalo check wall paper and changed out the fluffy white rug for this blue and white checkered fabric to tie into the summer vibe throughout the farmhouse. I restyled the shelves a bit, but left the weight scale to add more pops of red.
Here’s a better view of this corner and the drop cloth rug.
BIG BOY’S ROOM
I call this our son’s room. The bedding also got a refresh with more of the Hearth and Hand placemat fabric. I just love the muted patriotic stripes!
The pillows were moved from the living room.
I removed the previous gray wool style rug and replaced it with some scrap burlap from our garden stash. It complements this modern space well.
Here’s a glimpse from the office into the laundry area. You can see the pops of pink from the little girls’ room, passed the doorway.
Aside from giving this space a good dusting, everything is the same. I did add the dog feeder that our youngest received as part of a set for her birthday.
LITTLE GIRLS’ ROOM
I left the girls’ space the same, but added the wagon for a nice pop of red. The cute banner always makes me smile! So cute!
EAT IN KITCHEN
Along with the much needed cleaning, I had several repairs and maintenance to do in this space. The kitchen faucet, a burner, towel rack, and one of the walls all needed to be reattached. Not too bad for a dollhouse that gets A LOT of use from day to day.
I added the silver plates that originally came with the dollhouse to set the table. They look like chargers and help pull this farmhouse dining table together. The cake brings more pops of red into the dollhouse.
We had found the little ceramic hen in a local antique shop awhile back. She goes nicely in this corner of the kitchen. I added the bowl and moved the plates around to change up the hutch shelves.
In the living room, I swapped out the pillows and made these striped pillows with more of the Hearth and Hand fabric. Using different parts of the same fabric help to unify the different spaces in a home.
On this side of the living room, I added the plant and folded an old flag that was in our raised garden. It still had some life in it!
Next to the folded flag, I placed a mini Bible, because no home…big or small would be complete without it. Amen!
Here is a full view of this fun miniature farmhouse. Just like our garden, it keeps getting better each year!
Hope you enjoyed the tour. Thank you for stopping by the hollow!
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