Thursday, March 19, 2015

Vintage End Table Hack | Dollhouse Stand

Hello All, 

How's it going? Recently I shared my daughters room and now I want to share with you how I came up with the dollhouse stand.  







This dollhouse was given to me in the early 80's.. I played with it for hours.  I would make curtains and clothes out of toilet paper...Every now and then my mom would take me to MJDesigns and would let me pick out some furniture.  

When I was pregnant with my daughter, I gave the dollhouse a fresh new look with a coat of white paint and a fabulous red door. And I got out all that fabulous furniture my mom saved all these years.

My daughter loves the dollhouse but she needed a way to raise it up to her level.  The floor was too low for her to see the rooms on the 1st floor. We tried it on top of a short bookcase and even on a little kids table. But I was looking for something different...

  
I found this vintage end table at the Habitat for Humanity store for a whopping $10.  Which means if my plan failed, it was no big deal.  

The moment I saw it-- I liked the detail of the legs, but not the two story look.  I purchased the table with the intention of taking the '2nd story' off.  


 When I got home, I had Mr. House pull the 2nd story off and before I knew it my vision was in front of me.   


The next step wood putty the holes, prime and paint. Or just put the dollhouse on top and noone would ever know.. 

While I originally wanted to paint the table white, I kind of like how the color of the wood pops in her room.




So the lonely out dated end table got another chance.. This is re-purposing at its finest, folks.

Here's a picture with me and the dollhouse around the same age as my daughter.  The dollhouse was built by hand and given to me by a family friend, Bob Martin.  




A picture complete with shag carpet, green and white gingham curtains and a less than thrilled "mom hurry up and take my photo"...

So the dollhouse and the end table got another chance at life.  Amen.  It's a good day. 


From my House to your House, Happy Hunting!


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2 comments:

  1. Great creativity! And what a great heirloom your dollhouse is!

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  2. Aw, I love the pic of you with your dollhouse! Such a sweet little girls room. Thanks for sharing with the Pretty Preppy Party! http://www.southernstateofmindblog.com/2015/03/pretty-preppy-party-march.html

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