Barbie house rehab!

barbie house-8barbie house-7 We were given a wooden Barbie house last week, but  it was in a bad state, so we decided to fix it up!

First, we through away several Barbie dolls. Plus a lot of the half-broken plastic furnitures that came with our gift.

My philosophy when it comes to toys is: the less they have, the more they play with it! Therefore, they got to keep 6 of their favourite Barbie dolls, plus 2 small Barbie kids.  Anything they wanted had to fit into the house, if it didn’t fit, we threw it away.

I took down my old dollhouse furnitures and small things from the attic instead (I made lots of miniature things in my late teens) and we got to work on our new house. We found some pretty printed Japanese rice paper in DIY shop which we mod-podged to the walls. We added drawer lining to the floors, apart from the bathroom, which we painted. We also painted the outside walls in plain white. The plants are painted and cut masking tape glued to metal wire, put into a flower pot made of clay before drying. The closet of the balcony is made from a BBQ stick, attached to the ceiling with looped screws. The hangers are metal paper clips that we re-shaped. The shoes and bags are stored in a storage furniture for my old dollhouse. The result is an original and pretty Barbie house that they finally play with a lot. It feels like a real house now!

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