The hubby is SUPER good at woodwork, as I hope you’ve noticed with projects like the Princess’ Play Kitchen and Dress Up Cart. He’s also made the awesome Doll House Bookcase for Princess’ room!
We printed the plans from Ana White. We built it for around the same price that we could have bought a cheap one, but can you say “Quality!”. This bookcase isn’t going anywhere! It’s solid, and Princess isn’t able to move it a fraction of an inch. I was surprised by how big the bookcase is, so those with smaller spaces may want to reduce the size a little.
There are small windows and doors on each end:
And a “textured” roof- sort of like shingles:
Another wonderful heirloom piece!
Linking to these great parties!
Sass - aka - Kathy says
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Wow that looks great! I like the details on the roof. I must get my hubby to work on this too!
Our Pinteresting Family says
That looks fantastic! 🙂 ~Megan
Seriously, brilliant! I’m forwarding this to my little sis for her two little girls, they would LOVE it.
Our Delightful Home says
Pretty doll house! I would love for you to Link up at my Linky party via: http://www.ourdelightfulhome.blogspot.com
That is just beautiful! Your husband sure is talented with his woodwork!
Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
Hope you have a fabulous week!
Jill @ Creating my way to Success
Lisa @ Flour Me With Love says
This is adorable! Your husband did a wonderful job… Thanks so much for sharing at Mix it up Monday 🙂
Natasha Mairs says
this is lovely!!!
Kelly @ Here Comes the Sun says
This is so pretty! Perfect for a little girl’s room. I would love it if you would share this at my party!
How adorable! It reminds me of the dollhouse my mother made for me when I was a kid.
Michelle P. says
This is adorable and such a great idea! Now to get hubby to make one for my daughter too. 🙂 Thank you for sending me your way!
That is fantastic. Your hubby is very clever.
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This came out so nicely! I love it! Thanks for linking it up!
Nice work, looks fab.
What a great idea!! It turned out beautifully! Thanks for sharing with us this week!
How cute is that?!?! I love it. Thanks for sharing at Terrific Tuesdays.
andie jaye says
that’s just darling! what a treasure for your girlie! thanks for linking up to tip-toe thru tuesday with me!
heirloom is right. This is something that will be passed down for sure. My FIL made a trunk for our daughter like the one in Kirsten An American Girl and then my grandmas painted it with rosemaling a Norwegian painting technique ( because we are Norwegian) and it looked so much like the very expensive one in the catalog but I love the history behind ours and the fact that it is so well made. You are so lucky to have a guy that knows how to do this and is so willing. 😀 Thanks for sharing on Motivated Monday at BeColorful
andie jaye says
this was one of my most clicked links at tip-toe thru tuesday last week! it will be featured tomorrow!
Wow!! What a neat idea! I’d have loved a bookcase like that when I was little! Thanks for linking up!
Did you paint it before you put it together? I am making one right now and can’t decide if I should paint first. Thanks Andrea
Melanie @ bear rabbit bear says
No, we painted it after we put it together. 🙂
We are trying to make the doll house bookcase for our granddaughter, but wondering how you made the roof and stayed in such a low budget. Your picture with the shingles showed you made it for $60. What type of wood did you use also.
I appreciate your help!
This post is several years old – and before I really blogged well and documented things as I should 🙂 – but, if I remember correctly, the shingles were a last minute addition. They were wood shims that my husband had laying around in his shop, and he spotted them as he was finishing and decided to add them on as “shingles.” I do not remember what type of wood that he used. We never buy the most expensive, though, so it had to be a fairly inexpensive wood. I think he used inexpensive sheets and cut them down. Again, I think some of it was scrap wood from other projects.