This Reader Took a $10 IKEA Shelf & Turned It Into a Doll’s Dreamhouse!
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Save your dough by making a DIY American Girl Dollhouse!
Ask a child and they will let you know that every doll deserves a dollhouse. I get it – I mean dolls have to go to bed too, right?😉 The problem is if you have a doll-collecting kiddo then you know how pricey some of these dollhouses, or should I say doll mansions can be. I am fortunate that my daughter now loves making houses out of cardboard and personalizing them herself so I haven’t had to shell out too much cash on the dolly castles lately, but I do remember the struggle!
If you’re looking for options on how to house your kiddo’s dolls without using their college fund money to buy a dollhouse, then this week’s Happy Friday story is for you! Check out how a chance finding at IKEA left this reader thinking about how she can make her own DIY dollhouses for $10!
I’ve been on the hunt for an easy DIY 18” dollhouse for some time now. I found this IKEA upper kitchen cabinet 24″ (Height) x 40″ (Length) x 14 3/4″ (Deep) in the IKEA bargain area for $10 (normal retail price $40) and brought it home a while ago.
It turns out that it is the PERFECT size for 18” dolls and all of the accessories! Now I want to go get a few more “rooms” 😀 Happy Friday!!!
Thank you for sharing this brilliant idea, April, on how you used a shelf you already had to create a beautiful dollhouse (gotta love IKEA)!
Not only does it look amazing, but it also looks like it will hold up so much better than those plastic dollhouses do. I love all the little details and accessories you added to this house too, my favorite is the “Throw kindness around like confetti” picture frame sitting on the desk. That totally made me smile😊 – great job, April!
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