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mplsdeanna
« on: May 06, 2011 08:37:30 PM »

I've always been drawn to the unfinished birdhouses at Michaels, but I'm not really a bird person and never had another use for one. When I saw the log cabin, it suddenly hit me: Little Peg Doll House on the Prairie!





I had a friend use a table saw to cut the birdhouse in half (he took the chimney off so it'd be easier to saw, and I forgot to get it back from him. D'oh!).


Then I stained the house, but I wasn't thinking about all the glue that had been slopped on during the manufacturing of the house, and of course the stain doesn't penetrate the glue, so it ended up looking rather uneven in areas. I added a handle, hinges, a latch, and a fireplace.


With some miscellaneous trim and popsicle sticks, I made a table. I had some wooden bowls and bottles left over from another project.


I'm giving this to a friend's daughter, and I want it to be travel-able, so I made a bag to keep everything from rolling out the front door.


Thanks for looking!
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Lady Pistola
« Reply #1 on: May 06, 2011 09:00:13 PM »

What a fascinating idea! It turned out wonderfully! So many ideas are springing from your creation!
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« Reply #2 on: May 06, 2011 09:17:07 PM »

Holy crackers this is adorable! I've seen those little houses and never once thought of hinges so it could be opened up and played with. Genius!
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« Reply #3 on: May 06, 2011 09:26:07 PM »

That is wonderful!! Super creative!
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« Reply #4 on: May 07, 2011 05:13:26 AM »

What a sweet and wonderful alternative to all the cheap, plastic, crappy toys that are sold everywhere! (and that break immediately) And I love that you made it portable! Well done!
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« Reply #5 on: May 07, 2011 05:34:26 AM »

A wonderful gift!  Great job.  So cute.
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« Reply #6 on: May 07, 2011 05:56:52 AM »

I love that feeling that comes with, "Meh, I can't use that thing. <lightbulb> OH...WAIT.  Yes I can!"  Good for you!  It's a great project.  Also, I really like the variation in the stain in the spots where there was glue.  I think it adds authenticity.
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mplsdeanna
« Reply #7 on: May 07, 2011 10:35:34 AM »

Thank you, everyone! I forgot to mention one thing: In order to hinge the wall where I did, I had to notch the base and the roof a little:


I just eyeballed it and used a hand saw.

I'm really excited about the possibilities with the other kinds of unfinished birdhouses they have. Lighthouse, rocket, Taj Mahal, etc.
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« Reply #8 on: May 09, 2011 07:56:40 AM »

I love Little House on the Prairie and I love this! I'll have to try this some time.
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« Reply #9 on: May 09, 2011 10:03:53 AM »

This is such a good idea.  Kudos to you!!  I love it and it would make a wonderful gift.  Thanks for the inspiration!
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« Reply #10 on: May 09, 2011 06:06:14 PM »

They look so happy! I love this!
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Jatoha
« Reply #11 on: May 10, 2011 06:21:26 AM »

This idea is just brilliant!!  And so many possibilities!  but I love that you did the Little House.

I'm a Little House "geek" and my family is going to travel her route to South Dakota this summer for our vacation-- I can not wait!

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mplsdeanna
« Reply #12 on: May 10, 2011 06:37:23 AM »

Thank you, everyone! I'm taking a licensing exam next week, and it's hard to study because all I want to do now is make peg doll houses!   Roll Eyes
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« Reply #13 on: May 10, 2011 06:24:52 PM »

That is adorble.
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« Reply #14 on: May 15, 2011 03:14:57 PM »

I absolutely love it!  I never thought to make peg dolls nor a little house like that.  Oh, the wheels of creativity are turning over here.  Thanks for sharing!
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« Reply #15 on: May 17, 2011 05:44:08 AM »

This is adorable!
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CorvusMorgana
« Reply #16 on: May 17, 2011 10:53:18 AM »

this is a great idea. i have been wondering how to make a birdhouse into a doll house. this is so helpful.
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mplsdeanna
« Reply #17 on: May 25, 2011 07:24:05 PM »

Thank you, everyone!
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« Reply #18 on: July 08, 2011 01:29:41 PM »

I love this!  I totally want to try and make one.  So cute!
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« Reply #19 on: July 09, 2011 06:37:31 AM »

What a lovely idea!  I would have loved to play with this when I was a little girl.
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