I’ve always loved dollhouses. Last summer (July, I think) my friend and her husband spotted a mid century dollhouse at a flea market and sent me a text, asking if they should buy it for me. It was just $35, appeared to be pretty solid looking, and had an awesome, unique split level layout.
“Sure!” I said.
A few hours later they were delivering it to me. Here’s how it looked on the day I got it:
Day 1 of my mini house. Photo by Holly Tierney-Bedord. All rights reserved.
Since then I’ve been hard at work creating furniture and accessories from scratch, tweaking store-bought furniture and accessories, and making over everything inside. Here are a few of the accessories and pieces of furniture I created from things like coasters, handles, and yarn that I wove on a potholder loom:
Mini blinds made from a coaster.
Tiny love seat made from two wooden handles, a mid century cloth napkin, and some small wooden balls. The tiny newspaper rests in a metal doodad from Habitat for Humanity Re-Store.
A small rug/blanket woven on a potholder loom. Photos by Holly Tierney-Bedord. All rights reserved.
It took me months just to get all the wallpaper and flooring removed!
Here’s a look at some of the rooms in progress:
A look at my mini kitchen and dining area, in progress.
Living room in progress.
And now here’s a look at some of the rooms today:
Trying out furniture and decor in the living room.
This kitchen is coming along! All photos by Holly Tierney-Bedord. All rights reserved.
For all the details, and to see the final unveiling which will hopefully happen in the later spring/summer, follow me here on WordPress or on the Flip This Mini House Facebook page.