Happy Saturday everyone! Tonight I will be sharing the 4th room in our American Girl dollhouse that I made. The dollhouse is thrifty and adorable and Kirsten just loves it. This dollhouse is for Kirsten’s American Girl, Ellie, but would work great for any 18 inch doll. The room we’ll be sharing tonight is Ellie’s bedroom.
Click on the links below to see the previous rooms we have revealed:
American Girl Dollhouse
American Girl Dollhouse – Dining Room
American Girl Dollhouse – Living Room
American Girl Dollhouse – Living Room 2
Here’s a quick look at the dollhouse:
The bedroom is the middle room in the left sided bookshelf. I’ve had many people request that I take pictures of Ellie in the dollhouse so that they can get an idea of how everything fits. I promise I will do that in the near future and post the pictures soon in an upcoming post.
For now, here’s the bedroom:
Let’s get to the details of how I decorated this room…
The bed was part of Kirsten’s Christmas gift last year. Her room was owl-themed at the time, so I also had a seller on Etsy make me some adorable owl bedding. There are loads of seller’s on Etsy who make adorable bedding beds for American girl dolls. They are pretty reasonable in price too. I paid $29.99 for the set and it included a mattress, comforter and 3 pillows. The bed was purchased from Amazon and was about $45. They are definitely not the thriftiest of items in our dollhouse, but we already had them on hand because they were part of Kirsten’s Christmas gift last year.
Next up is a cute bedside table for Ellie’s bed. I picked up this thrify little find at our local thrift store for a cool $1.99. I’m not even entirely sure what it was originally intended to be, but it is absolutely perfect doll-sized furniture for a bedside table. I gave it a quick spray of white spray paint and called it a day. Kirsten loves storing things in the drawers too.
That’s it for furniture. Here are some of the accessories that I used…
I used the white locker light chandelier in Ellie’s bedroom. It takes batteries and it actually works. You can see them working in the full dollhouse picture above. I used double-sided sticky tape to attach it to the ceiling. I purchased the locker chandelier at back-to-school time at Walmart for $11.99.
I got these adorable owl keychains at the dollar store for $1.25 each. I cut off the tags and the keychain clip and they made awesome owl pillows for Ellie’s bed. They go perfectly with her owl-themed bedroom!
These cute accessories are stored on Ellie’s bedside table and I purchased them at Michael’s. I got the alarm clock (that actually works) at back to school time for just a few dollars after using my coupon. It’s perfect 18-inch doll size and do you notice the owls on it?! It was meant to be. The colourful owls are actually lipgloss containers that I purchased in the party section of Michael’s. They were half price so I only paid a couple dollars each. They look great in the bedroom!
I purchased the white letter ‘E’ for Ellie at Michael’s as well. It was also a couple dollars and looks great hanging above her bed. The pink doily was purchased in the dollar section at Michael’s and I’ve used it as a bedroom rug.
Kirsten insisted that Ellie have a pet bird. We found this adorable birdcage at Michael’s too – can you tell we love Michael’s?! LOL. It was about $5.00 and the sequin birdies were on clearance. The birdies have since broke (I think I know why they were on clearance), but Kirsten has filled the birdcage with another sturdier toy bird.
Here’s a picture of Ellie with the birdcage so you can get a good idea of it’s size…
Here are some frames that I purchased from Michael’s in the dollar section. We used the yellow frame in Ellie’s bedroom and I printed a cute owl picture to put in it. I hung the frame to the wall using a jeweled pushpin that is pictured below from the dollar store.
Lastly, here’s a picture of some of the accessories I purchased from the dollarstore. For this room, look at the pink baskets that come in a set of 3 for $1.00. These make perfect laundry baskets for the bedroom and they come in lots of different colours. I’ll be showcasing the other accessories in other rooms.
Here are links to some of the supplies I used to make this room – I did purchase the bookcases from Amazon and they are fabulous and also the bed. The other items were not purchased from Amazon but I will leave you the links on Amazon in case you are interested…