I spotted this little house (marketed as a cd holder) at Michael's and thought it would make an adorable dollhouse.
It's amazing what a difference paint, paper and glue made. I painted the entire piece first with a slightly glossy paint. The effect of the second coats was a sweet painterly wash that I really like. I shingled the roof with scallop-cut strips of polka dotted paper. I made a door and window for the front with patterned paper and added a button as the doorknob.
Inspired by Moki and Alicia, I made little occupants for the fresh new houses using pegs from the unfinished wood section of the craft store. I wrapped the bottom of them with a strip of scrapbook paper. And I added felt arms to the sides. They kind of look like they are wearing moo-moos, doesn't it?
I used illustrations from a 1930's children's book for the framed pictures...the frames were found in the scrapbook section of the craft store.
One more thing to cross off my list. Hopefully I'll have some more fun things to show you tomorrow.