Monday, September 24, 2012

CRAFT: DIY Vintage Dollhouse Spice Rack

I bought this vintage aluminum dollhouse last year at a flea market for $15.  I couldn't resist!  I had no idea what to do with it, though, so it sat in a cabinet while I rummaged through ideas filed away in my imagination.  Finally, I came up with a spice rack... random, I know.. but I am thrilled with how it turned out!  The best part is that these little houses are surprisingly common.  I just saw one last week at an estate sale.

Mine was rather rusty, hence the overhaul with spray paint.
I couldn't possibly have let a child play with this...

I primed and sprayed the exterior, save the roof.  I wanted the glue for the shingles to adhere properly.

These were about $20 for the bag, but completely worth it. It completely transformed the look of the house.

You will be surprised how easy it is to shingle a little roof!  I used a glue gun and that's it!

You won't need much stain at all.  I actually just used a little sample can.

Painters tape and chalkboard paint can turn a $1 jar into an adorable little spice container!  Or you could use the chalkboard vinyl and cut labels out with your Silhouette or Cricut!

I have a lot of spices!!

If you have chalk markers, it might work better and not look so much like you let your 3 year old niece label them with sidewalk chalk.

I staggered my jars so it would be easier to see the labels.

You can never ever go wrong with some little succulents.

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  1. What a cute idea! I think I had a dollhouse just like the one you bought, when I was a little girl. Wow! Fun to see that again and to see what you did with it to make it useful! :-)

    1. Thank you! I had this sitting in a cabinet for so long before I figured out what to do with it! I'm so happy with the results, though!

  2. I just found you via Shwin&Shwin's link up party! And I am so happy I did! What a lovely project and great blog you ladies have! Can't wait to see more stuff from you!


  3. That is so awesome! I love how it looks on your shelving and those little spice bottles are too cute! Pinning asap!

  4. Oh my gosh! I love it! So cute using old doll house. Love your creativity.

  5. That is too cute!!! My sisters and I had that exact doll house growing up and LOVED it!!! I wonder if it is still around my parents home......I might need to save it next time I am home. Heehee!!! ;)

    1. Thanks, Stacey! You should definitely salvage your dollhouse and do something fun with it!!

  6. As a fan of dollhouses and miniatures - I LOVE THIS!! It looks fantastic in your kitchen, too. Great job!!



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