For Sunday's birthday I ambitiously tackled a bookcase dolls house, as always greatly inspired by Pinterest. Not having a handy IKEA from which to purchase the perfect bookcase I scrounged around furniture stores in Woodstock and stumbled across this beauty ...
But, voila! Lookee here ...
I lucked out on the kalahari.net Educo sale and got the bathroom, kiddies room and kitchen dolls house sets at 50% off, used some other bits 'n bobs we had around, some pretty paper (wouldn't I love Orla Kiely wallpaper in my own kitchen?) and some pieces carefully saved from my childhood dolls house (made by my beloved departed grandad). The whole project cost well under R500 and is, if I do say so myself, magnificent.
The bathroom has proved to be the most popular with a certain birthday girl who took it upon herself to potty-train the week before her 2nd birthday! All the dolls house inhabitants seem to be suffering some terrible tummy bug judging by how often they're on and off the commode. Plenty of showers being taken too.
After a short but furious debate with my co-architect (ie Husband)
It's all about celebrating families round here.