I always try and think outside the box, by seeing what I can do with something about to be thrown away or just no longer useful.
For years, we had the plain old boring bookshelves that every box store carries. They are inexpensive and frankly, they serve a multitude of purposes. But I really want to rid myself of them and find more unique/different, more personable ways of displaying my chachkies (trinkets).
Time for this plain ole shelf to go. You can see in the first picture, where I had already tried to change it by, adding fabric to the back. Yuck, Eww, Phooey. Time to find another purpose for it. After spending hours and hours on Pinterest, I decided to make a doll house for my youngest granddaughter. While ridding myself of something I know longer want, I in turn, make her a unique and personable doll house.
Plus, imaginary play is so important. And it is not easy to do. That is why some people have trouble playing with kids, they don't know how to pretend. With the doll house, she can work on her language skills, her thinking skills, her social skills and just having fun by herself.
At first I thought about making doll house furniture from odds and ends, but with her being two, she would have it destroyed in no time. So, I settled on inexpensive doll house furniture. I did try and add some personal pictures and wall art from my craft box.
If she continues to play with it, then I can buy her more furniture. By tomorrow, she might have moved on to something else.
But for now, she has a new toy, made with love, especially for her by her Gma.
12 hours ago