Life on the blog has been quiet because real life has been anything but! The last month has been so busy that I’ve hardly had time to breathe, although I am glad that some things are over – there’s a lot of things that I would consider blog worthy too!

One of the major tasks has been to revamp some of the rooms in our house – following some advice from The Pink House (more on that soon) – I found myself on a bit of roll and now all of the bedrooms are in various states of redecoration!

A major task has been to get Katie’s room ready to be shared with Thomas! New beds have been ordered, a new layout deduced and a beautiful new mountain landscape conceived…. But the most important thing in Katie’s world?

Her dollhouse has had a make over!

I didn’t want to lose her dollhouse altogether, but equally, I wasn’t sure the house really fitted with the design I had in mind. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t mind pink for boys and certainly wouldn’t mind Thomas playing with a dollhouse, but it was really quite candy pink and all the furniture was pink – all a bit boring in my mind!


I started off by sourcing free wallpaper samples from Orla Kiely and Farrow & Ball to adorn each room in the house, as I already had a wealth of Farrow & Ball tester pots (think I may have a problem!) I didn’t want to buy any more so I used what we had – although this was quite a range.


The outside of the house is now Babouche which fits in with a lot of other yellow accessories I have for the room, but is also a bright, cheery, gender neutral colour. Katie was quite happy to see the pink being replaced by this yellow – although I was a bit sorry to lose the trailing vines, I think this much nicer.

Yellow dollhouse

I’m still in the process of decorating the rooms, but so far the furniture has been painted and I’ve set about making other little accessories – such as blankets for the beds from old bits of wool and a little rag rug for the living room.


Mike came up with the super idea of printing off images of paintings we have in our own house. We haven’t put them in yet but I can imagine they will amuse Katie immensely!

For now, I’ve left the ‘garden’ furniture pink but may well summon the energy to change this in the future…. For now? A long list of tasks is calling – not to mention Thomas!

In the meantime – please pin this for later:

Doll House Makeover using Farrow and Ball tester pots and wallpaper samples - Edinburgh Life with Kids

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