Another great free find I made the same day was a giant bag of Barbie furniture. The larger pieces, after a Clorox bath, made their way under our Christmas tree. The stash was especially heavy on baby items, so Tootie Pie was thrilled, of course. But, the smaller pieces, bleached, prove to be a treasure trove of decorative items for a dollhouse. Sure, they are all technicolor bright, and nothing matches, but I believe in the restorative power of paint! I painted the bottles that were on top of the Master bedroom armoire in Testor's gold paint, and they went from cheap to chic!
I know that a lot of the contestants in the Undersized Urbanite contest are making all sorts of clever things, as they did for the I'm a Giant challenge. Me, I'm wallpapering and spray painting things, for the most part. Sure, it takes some creativity, but by and large, my dollhouse is a smaller version of my own home: someone else's trash with a new coat of paint. Ah, well.