The Doll Home


Eric’s mom gave me a dollhouse kit that she originally bought to put together for Eric’s sister when she was one.  I don’t blame her for never assembling it herself, because it was quite time-consuming.  After a few months of on and off work, the basics are done.  Now I can start decorating!  Noelle calls it a dollhouse most of the time, but sometimes she calls it a “doll home” which I find so funny for some reason.

Thankfully it passed its initial inspection.

IMG_8961And here it is now:

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The attic window was the only missing piece.  I made a little frame out of some small wood scraps that I had, and used clear plastic from a photo album cover for the window.  I used puffy paints to make it sort of stained glass-y.

IMG_9331IMG_9314IMG_9315IMG_9317IMG_9319IMG_9324Most of the floors are just the original kit floors (plywood) that I white washed and drew on with a sharpie to simulate floorboards.  The bathroom floor is the only inside floor that I painted over entirely.  I wanted it to look like marble tiles.

IMG_9330So that’s it for now.  I still have to make a bunch of furniture and accessories, buy some furniture, and finish the front.  I want to make window boxes, and the front door still needs a knob.  It has been a lot of fun so far!

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My name is Melody Martin. Check out my art blog, and learn all about the steps and techniques that go into oil paintings.
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7 Responses to The Doll Home

  1. Love it, Meli! I especially like seeing Noelle trying to get in the house 🙂 …. it’ll be fun to enjoy these opportunities for creative outlet….thanks again for updating your blog….I really really really really miss them….really! Even though I see you all a few times a week 🙂

  2. Molly Logue says:

    Adorable Melody! When I saw the picture of one of the dollhouse rooms on fb the other day I thought it was a real room! Too funny 😊

  3. Abigail Dubbe says:

    I’m especially in awe of your bathroom tiles!! Looks so great! Every girl dreams of a doll house, I think- how special!

  4. Melody….perhaps you should post some of your latest creations….and also perhaps you should post updates on the doll house 🙂

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