Last summer I gave a tour of the dollhouse since it was “finished”. I remember someone, I think Nonna, joking about how you are never really finished. She was right! Since then, I’ve picked up some new pieces, swapped out some things, changed stuff, and rearranged a bit. I have managed to stick with my “it has to be better than what I have already” mantra when buying new items, and so far it has worked out exceptionally well. I thought that I might show you some of what has changed in this updated tour post.
Let’s see, where to start…I think we’ll start with Kit’s room. If you want to see what her room looked like before, you can see it here: https://sayhellotomylittlefriends.wordpress.com/2015/07/31/dollhouse-tour-kits-room/
I swapped out two pieces in her room and added a third:
I found this awesome trunk at Hobby Lobby, I thought it was perfect for her room.
And then one day while surfing Ebay, I came across a lovely nightstand. I first thought about buying the nightstand they originally made for her, but not only is it very expensive, I don’t care for the color. When I came across this one, I thought it was perfect. It’s by a company called Syndee’s crafts which unfortunately is no longer in business. The chair is the one I picked up not that long ago at the Salvation Army. I’ve gone from being “meh” about her room to really pleased with these changes.
On to the living room! I’m still not 100% pleased with it, but it’s coming along. You can see the original version here: https://sayhellotomylittlefriends.wordpress.com/2015/07/22/dollhouse-tour-the-living-room/
I swapped out the sofa and entertainment center and did a bit of rearranging. I’m still not 100% pleased with the sofa and I definitely need a big picture to hang in that giant empty wall space! I do have an idea already for the sofa though. And I now have that overstuffed chair I picked up recently. Always tweaking…
In between the kitchen and living room we have a small entry area/laundry room. The only thing that I changed here was the bench, originally it was a much smaller one, but I liked this one a whole lot better. The other one was a bit on the small size and is going to be rehomed with Barbie Girl for her “Barbs” gang.
Next we have Marie-Grace and Rebecca’s bedroom. Original set up here: https://sayhellotomylittlefriends.wordpress.com/2015/07/08/dollhouse-tour-rebecca-and-marie-graces-bedroom/
I replaced the desk I made with the My Life As desk I picked up last summer. I LOVE that desk, I think it is so cute and well done. I also replaced the white chest of drawers with the purple one I redid, I liked the layout on it better.
The kitchen (which I never intended on doing!) has gotten a bit crowded. Here’s where you can see the before:
And how it looks now:
Not only did I rearrange things a bit, but I also added the snack cart as a workstation of sorts. I thought it looked cute, plus it weighs quite a bit, so this makes it easy to get to when I need it for other things.
I also made a backsplash in the stove and sink area. I want to hang some things there, just haven’t gotten around to it yet.
Alya and Shivan’s room was one of the last rooms I finished last summer: https://sayhellotomylittlefriends.wordpress.com/2015/08/18/dollhouse-tour-alya-shivans-bedroom/
Their room underwent a significant change. Believe me, I didn’t plan it that way, it just kind of happened. American Girl had a special offer on a bed set last year during the holiday season. I thought it was cute, but didn’t jump on it. Then as frequently happens, I was wishing I’d bought one. Ebay prices were ridiculous (of course) so I just forgot about it. You can imagine my surprise one morning when I was perusing the AG sale listings, and there it was for only $36! Then I had an idea to order 2 and use them for a bedroom set up for Kanani and Fiona. However, there was a flaw in my plan. If I did a room for them, it would have to be one that folded up to be put away. Once I got these 2 beds and put them together, I hated the thought of taking them apart, they were so cute. After a bit of thinking, I decided to switch out some stuff, and put them in Alya and Shivan’s room, along with the nightstand I got in the same sale. Now I can leave them out and look at them whenever I want! (Sorry Kanani and Fiona!) I also added some artwork above their beds.
So, now you are wondering where Shivan’s bed went to, huh? That takes us to Cassandra’s room. Before pics here:
I really did debate on doing this, but once I had it set up, I liked it a lot!
Meatloaf decided to come check it out too. He got attached to Cassandra while Alya was in Ireland.
Look at all those Minions!!!
There you have it, the new and improved dollhouse! Everyone is back from all their travels, school starts next week, so they are trying to fit in fun time together before they get busy. Here are some shots of everyone hanging out:
Thanks for stopping by! Y’all come back now, ya hear?!