Monday, January 2, 2012

The pink palace: Autumns dollhouse

Hello there. I had promised that when the doll house was done I would take full pictures of the finished house. So a few months ago I was at one of my favorite antique malls in sellwood. I spotted this doll house, I knew it had to be autumn's.

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But it wasn't in the best shape so it would need some fixing up. My sister was excited and ready to help. It turned into this full on doll house renovation. My sister did the paint stripping, sanding down the floors to be retained, and putting 400 shingles on one by one.
Then I came in and did the painting of the bedrooms. My sister took over the attic (Which was coralines room). Then we had to put furniture in it. In a perfect world Id go to a antique or thrift store and find amazing deals. But it wasn't a perfect world. I did manage to find a few things at the same place I bought the house. But most of our stuff came from a doll house website. My mom,sister and myself went into furnishing this house. So lets cut to the finished project without further ado I give you the pink palace.


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Even a working porch light.
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Now lets go inside.

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The kitchen

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The bathroom. With its own claw foot tub.

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The hallway which leads up to the attic/ Coraline's bedroom.

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My sister hand did the little swirls. If you have seen coraline. The design is pretty darn close.
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Wouldn't be a doll house without a deer head my sister added.


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It felt like it took forever. But I am so glad that it's finished and Autumn just loves it she calls it her Coraline doll house. And she just plays and plays with it. She has quite the Coraline doll collection going as well.

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I hope you enjoyed the look inside her doll house.

xo

9 comments:

  1. OMG her doll house you made her is AMAZING! i want to live in it, hehe! oh she must have been so so happy! best aunt EVER!
    xo,
    cb

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  2. @ CB Me to I wish I could live in it. They have these doll houses that are mini houses for kids. With working sinks its crazy. But also the price of a brand new car.

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  3. Your blog is great I'm glad I found it! that doll house?!! Come on!! It is too adorable with that deer head and the purple walls. I'm seriously thinking of redecorating my actual house walls now!

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    1. Aw well thank you I am glad you did to :). Thanks it took a lot of hard work but it was so so worth it. Oh you have a doll house id love to see it.

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  4. can u please me make me a pink palace doll house please email me at mooseontheloose01@yahoo.com

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  5. oh yeah hey i was the one who just put up that comment please email me if u would like to sell me a pink palace dollhouse i am a big fan of Coraline so if u would like to do business with me please email me at mooseontheloose01@yahoo.com will take any price not over 100$ that's all i have please think about it Tabatha i never had a dollhouse and i always wanted one please email me

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  6. well i know it took u awhile i just really want a dollhouse so please think about it

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  7. hey can u please answer me

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    1. Hello anonymous. I am sorry to have taken so long to reply. I did not actually make the doll house I found it at an antique mall and just gave it a make over. I think that would be your best option. I did see online a while back a guy who was making replicas of coraline's actual house.

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