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Mid-Century Modern Dollhouse

  • February 12, 2015

rpotes123
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For the past couple of years my 8 year old daughter has been playing and collecting these little toy animals called, "Littlest Pet Shop". Throughout the years we've purchased and donated numerous plastic doll houses that she either outgrew or lost interest in. This past 2014 Christmas she listed a dollhouse on her Christmas list, so I envisioned building her a dollhouse that would be durable and timeless allowing it to grow alongside with her and also last the test of time to maybe be passed down to future generations. I also wanted to incorporate our love and passion of mid-century architecture into her dollhouse, giving it a classic yet simple, modern and timeless aesthetic to it. It felt great to be in the garage measuring, table saw cutting, gluing, screw gunning and hammering in the wee hours of the night. The smell of saw dust, the sounds of tools working its magic against the wood. Not to mention all the excitement and wonder of how everything will come together in hopes of making the anticipated Christmas day deadline. I finally finished the project just in time on the eve of Christmas. All of the late night tinkering was worth it, a true priceless moment that I will always remember, seeing and feeling my daughters excitement and joy that Christmas morning unwrapping her giant present, the dollhouse that she's been playing with since that very day.

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Mid-Century Modern Dollhouse

by rpotes123
Feb 12, 2015

For the past couple of years my 8 year old daughter has been playing and collecting these little toy animals called, "Littlest Pet Shop". Throughout the years we've purchased and donated numerous plastic doll houses that she either outgrew or lost interest in. This past 2014 Christmas she listed a dollhouse on her Christmas list, so I envisioned building her a dollhouse that would be durable and timeless allowing it to grow alongside with her and also last the test of time to maybe be passed down to future generations. I also wanted to incorporate our love and passion of mid-century architecture into her dollhouse, giving it a classic yet simple, modern and timeless aesthetic to it. It felt great to be in the garage measuring, table saw cutting, gluing, screw gunning and hammering in the wee hours of the night. The smell of saw dust, the sounds of tools working its magic against the wood. Not to mention all the excitement and wonder of how everything will come together in hopes of making the anticipated Christmas day deadline. I finally finished the project just in time on the eve of Christmas. All of the late night tinkering was worth it, a true priceless moment that I will always remember, seeing and feeling my daughters excitement and joy that Christmas morning unwrapping her giant present, the dollhouse that she's been playing with since that very day.