So this year for the diva’s birthday she told me wanted a Barbie Doll House well I checked them out online and they were pricey and plastic-y so I decided I would make her one!
I purchased a 3 shelf bookcase at Walmart, it was black so I bought 2 cans of spray paint and painted it white
I will be adding more as we go but I wanted to have something done on her birthday, the first level is the living room and we’ll add the kitchen area later, notice the green grass rug with her doggy outside and her car parked on the other side
I crocheted the couch and the throw pillow, the rug was a free sample at Lowe’s the coffee table was $1 at Joann’s and I painted it. The plant I bought the mini pot at Joann’s for $0.99 and already had fake plants that I cut and hot glued onto a stick that I stuck on a piece of garden foam that I bought at the Dollar Tree for $1 and added a little moss. The hardwood floor squares I got free from my mom.
The wallpaper is scrapbook paper I already had and I glued using Elmer’s spray glue in a can (also already had on hand), another free rug the tile was $0.38 at Lowe’s. The mirror came in a 4 pack and was $0.99 at Joann’s. This will be the kitchen area soon but for now it’s Barbie’s hair station
The window is made of a thin wooden stick I bought at Joann’s for $0.99 I used two sticks for two windows, painted them with paint I already had and hot glued it together and added the blue scrapbook paper in the background for the sky.
Stickers in the background were ones I already had of stars, hearts, butterfly’s etc. The nightstand is a wooden block I purchased at Joann’s for $0.99 and painted pink and added the white to make it look like two drawers with the jewels as the handles. The bed is made of styrofoam that I covred in felt and then hot glued the fabric around for the bed skirt (all of which I already had on hand) except the fabric I bought 2 squares of fabric in two different colors for $0.99 at Wal Mart. The headboard is a square of cardboard with batting glued on and covered in fabric. The pillow I crocheted, stuffed and stitched the B in pink yarn for Barbie.
I hope you like it! I hope I inspired you guys to be creative and make something one of kind!
Final Price: $36.62 amazing right?
Here is the breakdown:
Bookshelf: $15 Wal Mart
(2) Tiles (only ended up using one though) : $0.99 each Lowe’s
Window Sticks (2): $0.99 each Joann’s
Hardwood Floors (3): free from my mom
Paint: Free already had
Crocheted items: Free already had yarn
Cardboard for headboards: free already had
Rugs: free samples at Lowe’s
Disco Ball (not pictured haven’t put it up yet) $0.97 at Joann’s
Coffee Table: $1.00 Joann’s
Scrapbook paper: free already had
Night Stand (2) only one used: $1.00 each
Fabric (2): $0.99 each at Wal Mart
Styrofoam for beds: Free already had
Batting for headboards and pillow stuffing: free already had
Felt: free already had but
Spray Paint (paint & primer in one) (2) $4.97 each at Wal Mart
Mirrors: 4 pack $0.99 at Joann’s
Moss for plants: $0.99 Dollar Tree
Foam for potted plants: $0.99 Dollar Tree
I will definitely keep you guys updated with pics as I add more