Sunday, December 16, 2012
Pink Dreamhouse Deboxed
My word, this house is big. I'm so used to compact little dios, I wasn't expecting the Pink Dreamhouse, I bought at Tuesday Morning last weekend, to be this big. Yes, the box said over 4ft tall. Didn't dawn on me how tall that is. The box also says 'clear a large area for assembly'. That was an understatement. I would suggest two people for the assembly. I did it by myself, and it was a little challenging. It took me about 30 - 40 mins to assemble. If assembled correctly, it is a pretty sturdy little house. I made a few missteps along the way. I corrected all but one. The thing I like most about this house is it's mobility. It is really lightweight, which will allow me to move it around as necessary for picture taking. Initially I thought I would assemble and dissemble, but it will have to stay up for now.
The front of the house. I added the little grass area in the front.
Both sides of the house have nice details.
On the top level is a large room that can be used for a bedroom, a sewing room, a craft room, etc. I threw in these beds to give a feel for the size.
Next to the big room is the roof top hot tub. It is quite large and can fit 4+ dolls.
This room can also be a bedroom for a single lady who enjoys the color pink.
The second level has the bathroom area. I put in a tub. Possibilities are endless here. The bathtub can be placed along the edge to open up more space. Lots more furniture and plants can be added for more realism.
Next to the bathroom is the nursery. See that brown tab on the bathroom ceiling? That's the mistake I have yet to correct. It should have been placed in the wall. It may just get cut off.
I wasn't sure a crib would fit, but it does.
It would also make a nice room for a Kelly or Tommy sized doll. For the families that have no need for a nursery, this could be turned into a little sewing room, a reading room, a linen closet, etc.
The bottom level has the kitchen area I didn't add any furniture here, but you can add a fridge and other items.
This it the entryway and the living room.
As I was putting the house together, I was wondering if I really should have purchased this house. After getting it together, my answer is still yes! I love the design and the versatility. It's a great deal for $30. I thought of many ways to get maximum use of this house. One way would be to create different cardboard walls with some plain wallpaper or scrapbook papers. These could be popped in and out to create different looks for different families. A great way to save some space on dios. Below are a few of the families that may get to use the house. Some will just get to use a room or two, and others will get to use the whole house.
This would be the perfect family to use the entire house.
Another one for the whole house.