How can I turn this old doll house into a book shelf?

Shellie Bennett
by Shellie Bennett
  11 answers
  • Nan W. Nan W. on Apr 01, 2019

    Shellie: this isn't the answer you're looking for --- but this is such a treasure --- it would be a shame to destroy it! (Somebody must be looking for a mid-century modern dollhouse... take that $ and buy a bookshelf)

  • Lynn Sorrell Lynn Sorrell on Apr 01, 2019

    donate to local battered women's shelter those kids living there have nothing;empty it out put on legs to raise up then put books in it

  • Leah Leah on Apr 01, 2019

    I would just take out the furniture. The wall design would just be a one of a kind back ground. Lay books flat where height is an issue. Where it looks like a small room with out a roof, if books will not fit, add an item like glasses, etc.. Leave the doors for interest, and store what you can there. If you put it in a corner, you can even use the second story roof for books. If you are raising it up, screw it to the top of a stand or a small book case. Depending on where you put it, it will be a conversation starter. Have fun.

  • 17335038 17335038 on Apr 01, 2019

    I am wondering what would be the reason why you would want to try to turn it into a bookshelf? With all the delightful furniture and accessories, donating it would bring joy to children whose families are not privileged enough to afford to purchase one.

  • Teresa Teresa on Apr 01, 2019

    Believe it or not I think the dollhouse is worth more for you to sell on Ebay or privately than as a bookshelf. If not there are a lot of orphan dressers that would even work better sans drawers-or utilize the drawers as open shelves for books, too.

  • Judy Judy on Apr 01, 2019

    Oh no!!! What a beautiful treasure. I'm not certain how old that is, but you can Google it and get a rough estimateas to it's worth. And get plenty of good ideas from Hometalk or U-Tube?? What other treasures do you have in your home?? I use to be a dealer and you may have a gold mine in old treasures. The old adage, one man's trash is another man's treasure.!! It's really true.

  • Deb K Deb K on Dec 09, 2022

    Hi Shellie, hope this helps you out, you will need ensure the shelves in it will hold weight, so reinforce them with wood both vertically and horizontally.

  • Mogie Mogie on Dec 09, 2022

    It is december and I bet there are a lot of little girls that would love to play with this. I know when I was a kid I would have!

  • Tab106846252 Tab106846252 on May 23, 2024

    Did you remodel the home? Or sell it as originally designed? It's adorable.

  • Tab106846252 Tab106846252 on May 23, 2024

    If it's still vacant, fully furnished and available, what's your asking price?

  • Redcatcec Redcatcec on May 23, 2024

    Please donate or sell to a young girl, they would so love it. Find another way to make a book shelf.