I’m a Giant Challenge: Getting Started

As I mentioned last week, I’m so excited to be participating in the I’m a Giant dollhouse challenge hosted by Emily Henderson. The timing couldn’t be more perfect – I had just purchased an unfinished dollhouse for Jenna’s Christmas present, and there’s nothing like a competition to spur me on. Yes, I’m a little competitive that way.

So, here’s the house, soon to be named House of Pink, or something along those lines. The challenge is to “build your dream house” but I am building Jenna’s dream house, which is undoubtably Pink, Pink, Pink.

I’ve already started collecting fabric, paper, furniture and materials for building furniture and decorative elements. I had no idea how expensive dollhouse furniture was, so it looks like I’ll be crafting most of it myself. Here’s a sneak peek of some of the items likely to appear in Jenna’s dream house…

First, the color palette. It will be mostly pink with a mix of greens, browns and grays.

And I’m hoping to incorporate lots of texture, including a furry rug since Jenna has a furry rug in her room.

I plan on making most of the furniture, but bathroom sets and kitchen appliances are much harder than beds, sofas and tables so I decided to purchase those. I’ve already found this kitchen set on sale at Pottery Barn Kids. And, of course, it’s pink!

And every house has to have at least one splurge (ok, maybe two or three). In this house, it’s a Eames Chair. Would it be sacrilege to paint it pink?

Oh, did I mention the sparkles? Yes, Jenna’s house will definitely be sparkly.

More to come. If you’re participating in the challenge too, I’d love to see your progress!

Update: Check out my Lamp DIY and Table DIY.