I found one more bargain at the Goodwill Outlet last week. A dollhouse! Honestly, I didn’t really ever picture myself buying a dollhouse for Elise. They take up so much space! (The footprint of this one isn’t too bad at around 15″x24″.) But seeing it languishing in the bins at the Goodwill Outlet and knowing it was a quality piece, I felt compelled to rescue it. It’s made of super sturdy classroom grade birch plywood and is nice and heavy.
It wouldn’t fit in the cart, so my brother (who was along with us) carried it up to the register to ask if they could hold it until we were ready to check out. They wouldn’t hold it, so he bought it on the spot and took it out to the car. I was out of earshot, so I didn’t hear how much it cost. I figured it would be around $10 or so, but after he came back in, he told me it was only $2. TWO DOLLARS!
I’m pretty sure it’s an older version of this one selling at Amazon for $139, so hooray for deals!
Of course, my fixer upper needs some cosmetic work. That Disney contact paper is pretty horrible. I actually peeled it up a bit in the store to see how easy it would come off, and I don’t think it’s going to be much trouble. There are also some marker scribbles and it’s missing half of the floating stairs, but I can take care of all that.
Elise keeps asking to see her “doghouse,” but girl’s gotta have patience! There’s a lot to do here!