Dollhouse Project | Painting 101

Pretty sure some of you already know what this post is about. If you don't, well, you have to follow on Instagram or Facebook to get the sneak peaks before my posts. 

I know, I know, I have a ton of other projects on my to-do list guys, but this isn't just any project, its a stress reliever for me. When it comes to project painting for pleasure, I love a good project one that I'm passionate about and this is one I've been looking forward to for a few years now.

This year I'm focusing on me and the things that make me happy, I haven't put myself first in a long time, and if you read my word of 2018 then you also know that achieving the things that I start and the things I seek for myself.

Growing up I loved barbie dolls and anyone will tell you, that I'm still a fan, I had a barbie doll house but it was one of those plastic ones, but I always admired the wooden doll houses you'd see in movies and though I never really looked, I would occasionally browse for one but never found the right one. I happened to stumble upon a couple of these Melissa and Doug dollhouses on Instagram that mama's were working on for Christmas for their daughter's. I wish I could say, that this dollhouse was for my girl, but she's older now and though she'll be admiring it and possibly working on it with me also, this dollhouse is literally all mine, too work on, to look at and admire as my own, finally.

I took advantage of the time I had on New Year's day to paint this dollhouse throughout the day, while binging on Grey's Anatomy and cleaning out more of the holiday stuff. I knew that for this project I wouldn't have to buy any paint, because I have plenty of chalk paint laying around thankfully. 

For the base of the house I used Lazy Linen, which is a light grey, a coastal blue greyish color, that I previously used on this deconstructed side table. For the doors, windows and trim, I used another favorite, Vanilla Frosting, both colors are from Country Chic Paint.

There is still a long ways to go with the exterior and interior. But this is just the beginning and already I'm in love with this house even more now. Not too sure in which direction I'll be heading with the look of this dollhouse but I'm guessing I might stick with the coastal cottage look.

I found the dollhouse under a hundred dollars during the holidays, I'll link the dollhouse below, the design, size and price of this dollhouse were all what I'd been seeking and didn't know it, until I saw it. 

Painting the base and trimmings obviously a big brush is impossible to use, so for smaller projects, I like to buy the cheap mini brushes or kids brushes at the dollar store or if I find them on clearance at Michael's or Joann's then I stock up. I say cheap because I like to use them maybe once or twice and toss them since they don't usually go back to being the same after you've washed and used them a couple of times. Chalk paint does wash off a lot easier than other paints, so there are some smaller brushes that I've been able to reuse more than a few times, but its really in preference and how you like to maintain yours. 

I'll be back with more updates as I continue to work on it, so stay tuned. 



  1. I loved my Dollhouse when I was a kid. It was so special. Plus I love Grey's Anatomy too!

    1. Elise, its a little dream come true for me, I'm excited to make it my own!

  2. It turned out SO cute!! I love it! :)

    1. thanks Annie, its just the beginning, can't wait to see the progress and share it too!

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