i began the renovation process of my childhood dollhouse yesterday. i've been wanting to do this for some time now. my aunt (and godmother) has been my inspiration. she has created the most beautiful dollhouses you could ever imagine. she made one for herself, which is a replica of monet's house. when i say not one detail was missed, i mean it! my aunt has a knack for this and she's going to help me and teach me how to bring my dollhouse to life. with electricity and all!

it's important to understand the backstory of this dollhouse. you see, it was actually given to me and my sister in the early eighties at christmas time by all of our cousins, aunts, uncles, and grandparents on my dad's side of the family. each family member gave us a piece of furniture for the house. as we opened each gift, we were so confused why we were getting all this miniature furniture. it wasn't until my two cousins walked into the room carrying the dollhouse with a sheet over it that we realized we were given a house to put all of the furniture in. honestly, it was a dream come true for me. probably less for my sister, because she was more of the tomboy. but over the years, i've preserved the furniture as best i could and made my own attempts, when i was younger, to wallpaper and paint it (i didn't do a very good job).

now, after 25 years, i'm ready to transform it into a "shabby chic" miniature place! i'll be sure to share pictures along the way. the ones in this post are of the house before i stripped the wallpaper from a couple rooms yesterday. can you believe i used elmer's glue? i was 10 years old. what did i know?


  1. TD wool design3/10/08, 3:24 PM

    have fun with this. i'm sure you'll do a wonderful job.
    p.s. i'm loving the poor ugly scarf :) tee hee.

  2. I need to show Valerie this! It is very exciting! How goes "Eat Pray Love" ??