I’ve always admired people who had a hobby – painting, knitting, drawing – I love the idea of getting lost in a craft that can give you a break from everyday stresses and provide a creative outlet. I’ve always felt decorating my home has been that for me, but I still yearned for a crafty type hobby that I could get completely lost in – especially this year!
So…I’ve noticed this trend on my insta feed of amazing crafters who were turning old Victorian dollhouses into amazing Joanna Gaines/Shea Mcgee works of art! The styled rooms looked so amazing that at times I didn’t know if I was staring at a real house or a miniature one! Come to find out there is a huge network of miniature crafters and designers using 3D printers, craft supplies and everyday items around the house to make tiny replicas of beautiful furniture and decor.
I love this idea!! I love how you start to see everyday items in a new way”
(toothpaste cap=pot for plant) and that the cost to change out decor can be low (old T-shirts = new miniature throw pillows). Don’t judge me on this, I know it can sound quirky and I envision myself like that old man in Toy Story 2 working over Woody with magnifying glasses and a task light, but this just sounds so amazing to me! I rushed on to the Offer Up App and found someone local selling an old wooden dollhouse for $10. Told my husband we had to go, I just closed on another house…and here it is…..
I must admit I’m not quite sure where to start, so I do what I always do when I’m about to decorate a new space…I start with a small accessory that inspires me and take it from there. Stay tuned as I sprinkle in updates of my “third house”
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