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Topic: Our dollhouse from a Target Cubeical!  (Read 3002 times)
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« on: January 21, 2014 09:52:14 AM »

My daughter and I turned a Target Cubeical (that's how they spell it) into a dollhouse over the last couple weeks.  At $34.99 (plus I had a 10% Off Cartwheel), the price was right - and when she's done playing with it, we can use it for shelves again.  It's far from 'complete' but these things never really are complete anyway, are they?   We bought some things, made others, and put together a few kits to get where we are now.   :-)

We put a piece of plywood underneath so we could add castors so she could roll it around her room.  The lights are LED stick-up lights from the Dollar Tree and instead of the little cardboard stabilizers in the back, we used a piece of 1/8 inch plywood.  I cut it slightly higher than the top and made it curvy on the top of the rooftop garden.  I added pre-made fence to the back, and a little green and grey felt (the green wasn't large enough) and voila!

I have seen projects like this before, so I know that I am certainly not the first!  :-)



The rooftop garden along with the bunny hutch and Fido's dog house.  



The baby's bedroom.  The lamb picture and the Little Dreamer picture are both scrapbook embelishments.  The blue rug is just printed onto cardstock. The small table and chairs were built from a kit that Michael's sold a few years ago in their wooden puzzle section.  The wallpaper is scrapbook paper.



The parent's bedroom - mom is having a well-deserved rest.  The bedroom set is a Melissa & Doug set.  The mirror is a small purse mirror purchased at Pier One for $1.00.  The wallpaper is scrapbook paper and the floor is tan felt.



The bathroom/laundry room.  We have since put in a toilet paper roll and towel bar.  The bathroom set and the laundry set are purchased pieces.  The shelf is made from craft wood bought at Joanne Fabrics.  The divider is just cut foam board.  The Lather Rinse Repeat picture is printed on paper and stuck on chipboard for some depth.



The living room.  Dad is waiting for his TV so he can watch some football.  The yellow is just painted.  The furniture is purchased from Ikea (here).  The mirror is a purse mirror purchased from Pier One for $1.00 and the Family picture is a scrapbook embellishment.  The plant is made of two small pots - one stacked on top of the other - and small greenery placed on top.  The wood floor is a wooden floor tile I bought at a yard sale a long time ago. The backgammon board is printed on paper and stuck on chipboard for some depth.



The kitchen.  The white kitchen cupboards and appliances are created from a kit made by Greenleaf Miniatures (here).  The red cabinet is part of a china cabinet sold at Michael's a few years ago - they no longer sell them, at least not at my Michael's...boo!  I just cut the top off and painted it red.  The PEZ picture is printed on paper and stuck on chipboard for some depth.  The high chair is part of the baby bedroom furniture you'll see below.  I bought the microwave and toaster at a miniature shop in Richmond, VA a long time ago.  



Here is the dining room.  It's the room that needs the most...love.  So far it just has a little white table I found on Amazon and a few dresser/hutch things I found at the Dollar Tree.  They don't sell them on the website anymore, but I know I've seen them there recently, in the toy section.









Thanks so much for looking!  :-) <3

For pictures and descriptions of the individual rooms, please feel free to check out my blog.  :-)
(http://craftygirlcreations.weebly.com/1/post/2014/01/dollhouse-from-a-target-cubeical.html)
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« Reply #1 on: January 21, 2014 10:19:31 AM »

Love it! Absolutely perfect Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: January 21, 2014 11:29:59 AM »

This is adorable! You both did an a wonderful job on it!
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« Reply #3 on: January 21, 2014 12:26:30 PM »

Such a sweet doll house, you both did a great job on it.
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« Reply #4 on: January 21, 2014 01:54:27 PM »

What a fabulous idea!!! You should enter this in the current Craftster challenge!
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« Reply #5 on: January 21, 2014 10:11:05 PM »

This is so fun!
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« Reply #6 on: January 22, 2014 05:46:55 AM »

Thanks guys!  It has been so much fun to do with her - we find new little things every day to put in it.  :-) 
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« Reply #7 on: January 22, 2014 05:48:20 AM »

What a fabulous idea!!! You should enter this in the current Craftster challenge!

Ok, maybe I'm just being a moron here, but I can't find the current Craftster challenge! Help!  :-)

EDIT:  Nevermind, I found it as soon as I posted this.  What a great suggestion, Lidyv321!  Thanks!
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« Reply #8 on: January 22, 2014 08:13:56 AM »

Welcome!
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« Reply #9 on: January 22, 2014 08:32:10 AM »

I keep wanting to start a dollhouse but am hesitant to go buy one.  This seems like a great idea.  I LOVE the rooftop patio!
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