For Christmas this year, we decided to give the girls a Barbie house.
At first my husband was going to make a dresser for it but then I found the perfect armoire on Craigslist. My hubby painted it, took one shelf out and repositioned the other shelf to create two levels. He also added some flooring to the lower level, changed out the hardware and made the kitchen counter. We bought some furniture that I found on Etsy and added a coat of paint to those as well. I then had fun making quilts, pillows, rugs, wall decor, etc for the house. The dolls and clothes are stored in the drawers underneath. I love that this just looks like a piece of furniture and you can't tell that Barbies reside here!
A little tour of the house...
I made the couch by cutting some foam I had on hand and covering it with fabric.
I then hot glued the pieces together.
The rug is three long fabric strips braided together, and I again used hot glue to form a round rug.
The wall hanging above the couch is fabric-covered cardboard.
This quilt was made using half-square triangles leftover from this project.
The wall hangings are just cardboard covered with washi tape.
The dresser is two little wooden drawers from Joann glued together and painted.
Making the parts for this house was a great way to use up some of my scrap fabric.
This rug was made using the quilt-as-you-go method.
More scrappy quilts.
The Barbies are all moved in and enjoying their new home! :)
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