I've known since I started collecting American Girl that I was going to need something HUGE to display my dolls and their gigantic furniture. I read on various AG boards that some people have Pax wardrobes from Ikea. I decided it was my favorite method of displaying AG items, and went out to get one for myself!
I finally built it, rearranged my room, and found a space to put it in
two nights. I found out after it was all put together that I skipped a
step and nailed the back on upside down. Oops! It would only be a
problem if I was going to attach it to the wall for support, but I'm not
going to do that right now (as I intend to move at the end of this
year). When I move, I DO want to attach it to the wall, but I think I
can pry the nails out and fix it if need be. It will be a lot of work,
though. SIGH, IKEA.
Here are some pictures of the wardrobe after I kind of threw everything in it, in the formations I sort of think I want.
I intend to wallpaper each room and maybe get some stick on wood
flooring. I was going to buy the wood grain shelves at Ikea to have
mock-wood floors, but the wood grain color was all sold out, so I just
got white because I'm too impatient to wait for it to come back in
The specific Pax unit I bought was this one:
m.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/art/20214566/ with two shelves to make
3 rooms. Eventually I'm going to buy doors so I can close it up, too.
Anyway, I just want to post updates of my dollhouse as I make it, and here's the first installment! I hope it helped or inspired some of you thinking about making an American Girl dollhouse as well!