Monday, June 7, 2010

Wallpapering a tiny little house

 Over Memorial Day weekend, I wallpapered a coat closet while my children were napping after a blissful four hours of playing on the beach. When my daughter woke from her nap and saw what I was doing she said, "wow, mom that looks gorgeous." (Yes, she is four and uses that word...the apple doesn't fall far from the tree!) So I asked her if she would like me to wallpaper each room of her dollhouse (four in total) with different wallpaper remnants. She enthusiastically said, "yes, and can I help?", so together we tackled her dollhouse.
The baby's nursery..wallcovering: Sonia's Place. 
The master bedroom...wallcovering: Christopher Norman.
The kitchen...wallcovering: Brunschwig & Fils.
The bathroom...wallcovering: Kelly Wearstler.
Inside the closet...wallcovering: Zoffany.
 The completed residence!

If you have excess wallpaper think about using it for any number of projects: a dollhouse, the back of a bookcase, the inside of a cabinet (even if only seen when'll like opening the doors), a closet, a pantry, a bookcover, a mouse pad and well, the list is endless! What are some other ways you've used wallpaper? Happy Monday!     


The Zhush said...

That is just the best! She will have that to treasure I still have the doll house my Dad built for me when I was about nine! And the fact that she says "gorgeous" is too sweet!

Ragland Hill Social by Gwen Driscoll said...

Really, really precious. I just love it. Have a great day.

bluehydrangea said...

Fabulous!! What a hip little dollhouse. I am also impressed that after 4 hours at the beach with your children, you wallpapered a room. I wolud have been napping too!

Susie @ Maddie's Nest said...

What a fun project....and probably the most stylish dollhouse I've ever seen!

Style Chronicle said...

You are the best mom! It sounds like you have a little design head on your hands!

Regan said...

Aw!! So cute!

Deepali Kalia Interior Design Blog Filling Spaces said...

Fun! Looks so cute!

Marija said...

Totally adorable! And I love the choice you guys made for each room!

Crystal @ Plush Palate said...

What a sweet little story! You sound like a terrific mom!


P.S. I loved the comment you left on Tiptoe Butterly regarding marriage today :)

Splendid Willow said...

Lisa, I have been wanting to do that with my own, old dollhouse (in need of some love) for years!

And of course I am going to do it TOGETHER with my 2 girls! Our own little summer design project.

Love how yours turned out. And what a great Mom you are!

ox, Mon

P.S You are now on my blog roll.

shari @ little blue deer said...

That is such a cool project! I LOVE it, how lucky your daughter is, to have such a fabulous, GORGEOUS ;) mother! This is probably the chicest and most luxurious dollhouse ever! XO!

High-Heeled Foot in the door said...

Wow beautiful! What a stunning dollhouse.

Hamptontoes said...

Thank you all for your comments on this fun little project. The best part of all was doing the wallpapering with my daughter! Might I add that I scored this Plan Toys dollhouse and all the accessories at a yard sale in the Hamptons for $25!

letterstobetsy said...

This does sounds like a fun project. I love little DIY projects like this and then they result in such a wonderful finished project! I am sure your daughter is an amazing girl!

Rock'n Roll Ballerina said...

Such a wonderful project you had;) And what a qutie your daughter sounds like;)

Kathysue said...

Aaaah!! that is so cute and she will always remember that, you wait and see. It really does look great too!! Kathysue