Friday, December 23, 2011

Bookshelf Barbie House

I was inspired by some pictures I found on Pinterest for bookshelves made into Barbie houses.  The more I thought about making one, the more idea's I came up with.  This is just a sneak peak as it's 2 days before Christmas and my twins haven't opened the rest of the furniture. 
EXPEDIT Shelving unit, white Width: 31 1/8 " Depth: 15 3/8 " Height: 31 1/8 " Max load/shelf: 29 lb  Width: 79 cm Depth: 39 cm Height: 79 cm Max load/shelf: 13 kg
I bought a IKEA shelf for $39.99 and modpodged scrapbook paper to each wall.  The scrapbook paper didn't quite cover the whole wall but I still liked the way it looked so went with it anyway.
 I have twin girls and this is their Christmas present.  I liked this shelf so they can pull it away from the wall and each sit on one side of it to play together at the same time.  So picture it away from a wall.  I might play with it more then they do because I am in love with how it turned out.
 This is the living room decorated for Christmas.  I added 3M hooks to hang the chandelier and family picture above the fireplace.  I found some pictures I liked in magazines and laminated them to add some pictures to walls, floors, etc.
 This is the kitchen which will have a fully stocked Barbie fridge on Christmas day.
 My husband made this table with 4 screws and a scrap piece of wood.

 This is a picture that will hang over the tub in the bathroom (which will come on Christmas day).

 There is a piece of astroturf out front for the yard. 
I will be taking a picture of fire to put in the fireplace but that will have to be seen in an update.  I can't wait to have it set up by the Christmas tree with the VW Beetle parked out front.
Barbie Volkswagen New Beetle & Doll Set


  1. So cute Brit!!When I was a little girl the doll house I got for Christmas will always be one of my favorites...and how fun for you!
    Bobbi Saunders

  2. I really love this especially how minimal it is. I am doing a similar project - IKEA bookcase into dolls house - for my own daughter's Christmas and have been inspired by creations like yours! You can see mine (so far) at if you like.

    PS I really like the bed and fireplace, were they made or bought?


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