Before & After: Bookshelf Into Dollhouse

Handmade holiday gifts are almost always more meaningful, and the best part is that you can tailor your gifts perfectly to the recipient. Rebecca from Simple as That created a special Christmas gift for her two girls by turning this plain bookcase into a dollhouse.

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Rebecca notes:

We took an ordinary bookshelf and converted it into a dollhouse which can just as easily be used as a bookshelf for an older child. To convert the bookshelf into a dollhouse wasn't too complicated and the entire project took us about a week with all the painting. It was a fun project to work on together and there's nothing quite as satisfying as giving handmade gifts! I just can't wait to see the looks on our girls faces when they open their dollhouse Christmas morning!

A dollhouse and a bookshelf: we love multi-use pieces!

Thanks Rebecca! Readers, see how they did it on Rebecca's blog, Simple as That.

(Images: Rebecca Cooper, Simple as That)

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Beth is a writer, crafter, DIYer and design enthusiast, living in L.A. with her husband, 2 young boys, and a large mutt named Caesar. She loves fonts, yoga, matcha lattes, and home-grown tomatoes and is not shy about being a consummate nerd.