Doll House Furniture

I’ve started to make some doll house furniture.  I’ve been wanting to do this for a few months now.  My kids love playing with doll houses.  I bent a little chair out of wire, and finally found a use for the awesome hand printed fabric scraps I got from Umbrella Prints.  Got out the hot glue gun, cut some wood scraps and found a tree twig in the back yard.  I’d been envisioning this furniture for a long time, so it was nice to finally make it.

I also had this cool faux fur so I cut a little circle rug, which “really ties the room together”. I’ve finished making a simple modern doll house too, but I’ll photograph that when I have it all furnished. I see how this doll house thing could be addicting. It’s really fun. The kids are really excited, too.

Update: See the entire dollhouse here!


  1. Jen Marvin
    January 23, 2010 at 12:47 am

    I am totally impressed! Love the modern aesthetic. I checked out umbrella prints too - thanks for the recommendation. I just adore your blog!

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  2. Joel Henriques
    January 23, 2010 at 5:46 am

    Thanks! And yeah, those umbrella prints are so cool.

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  3. Minna
    January 23, 2010 at 6:31 am

    Ohh, they are fantastic. I am fan of your blog (from Finland). Those buttoncads where fantastic !

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  4. Hanna
    January 23, 2010 at 7:01 am

    I just found Your blog, and I'm loving it already :)
    Thank you for so many great and inspiring, colorful ideas to try with my little son.
    You seem to become famous here in Finland!

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  5. Carmen Rigby
    January 23, 2010 at 8:37 am

    It's awesome! Good job, Joel!

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  6. amy prior
    January 23, 2010 at 10:58 am

    So glad you found such a great use for our Trimmings! My daughter would love that covered chair for her doll's house and I'd love it enlarged to big person-size and in my living room! x!

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  7. Riikka
    January 23, 2010 at 7:45 pm

    That chair is gorgeous!

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  8. A+a
    January 24, 2010 at 9:20 am

    Greetings from Finland; again!
    I love Your blog! It is so inspiring!

    Best Regards
    Aino and Anni (6 months)

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  9. Kate Bruning
    January 25, 2010 at 8:29 am

    That's fantastic - my husband made our children a great post modern doll's house and we put it away for a little while (the boys were getting a little blase) - time to get it out again I think.

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  10. Jules
    January 25, 2010 at 1:01 pm

    Hi Joel,
    I saw your "Daddy story" on Bloesem Kids and subsequently decided to visit your websites. You are truly inspiring and clearly a wonderful Dad. I have no doubt though, there's an equally wonderful Mum behind the scenes! Your twins are gorgeous - I also have a 3 year old daughter - what a fun age! Thanks for sharing, I will keep posted on your blog to see what fun activities you do next!

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  11. jen
    January 27, 2010 at 12:45 pm

    lovely!! thank you for the inspiration!

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  12. Melissa Y. Allam
    January 28, 2010 at 4:40 pm

    This is totally awesome. You did a great job!

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  13. Astrid
    January 28, 2010 at 7:14 pm

    simply wonderful! just found your blog and am impressed and inspired imediately!

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  14. Molly W.
    January 28, 2010 at 8:07 pm

    Is the "rug tying the room together" a Big Lebowski reference? :) I'm in the Portland area too, fun to see other crafty/creative folks in the area!

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  15. Joel Henriques
    January 29, 2010 at 12:13 am

    Thanks for all the comments everybody! And yes, I love The Big Lebowski. I quote from that movie all the time. And yeah, tons of crafty stuff goes on in Portland for sure!

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  16. Sarah
    January 31, 2010 at 11:00 pm

    How lovely and inspiring! I am the proud owner of two recently acquired dolls houses and cannot wait to start making little pieces of furniture!

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  17. Bess
    February 5, 2010 at 1:55 pm

    your doll houses are so wonderful! i found your work via Lobster and Swan. I hope you don't mind, I used your first image of this post on my own blog (credited to you, of course) for my post on small business.

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  18. Jaya
    February 10, 2010 at 11:20 am

    This looks really wonderful.
    I can't wait to try this out with my daughter.. She is just 14 months.. So I would have to wait a while..
    How old are Tess and Jack?

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  19. Joel Henriques
    February 10, 2010 at 7:32 pm

    Jack and Tess just turned 3! Very fun age.

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