Vintage Fabric Wrapped Goodwill Find {$2}

There are moments in my week, as I am shuttling my Teens to piano, church or a friend's home that we happen to enter a 2 mile radius of a Goodwill store. Upon these occurrences, I will pop into the thrifty shop in search of nothing-in-particular {or new pants for my growing boys}! Last week I spied a bare wooden house structure for $2 // it needed some TLC. 

wooden house structure. SugarBeans.org

I gathered up some vintage fabric strips, a glue gun, fabric tape {tutorial here}, & scissors and went to work on beautifying this hunk of wood. 

I thought about adding some vintage lace, but changed my mind.

I thought about adding some vintage lace, but changed my mind.

First, I painted the chimney and floor of the bottom rooms white. Then, I just started wrapping and gluing strips of fabric around the structure. 

Vintage fabric tape in on the bottom floor. 

Vintage fabric tape in on the bottom floor. 

Vintage wrapped dollhouse. SugarBeans.org

This home turned into the perfect place to house a few of my small treasures...

That foxy on top was from a recent Anniversary card; VW car from a Christmas place setting; jar from my aunt in Germany; an embroidery frame, and 3 littles from our Ukraine {adoption} journey.

That foxy on top was from a recent Anniversary card; VW car from a Christmas place setting; jar from my aunt in Germany; an embroidery frame, and 3 littles from our Ukraine {adoption} journey.

Our classroom/ craft room is made of all wood and surrounded in windows. This is one area that now feels a little more cozy because of this charming display. Best part?? $2!!

My HAPPY place! (Forgive the ugly light switches; another project on the horizon....}

My HAPPY place! (Forgive the ugly light switches; another project on the horizon....}

I love when a random stop produces such bounty. It just goes to show-- you don't have to spend a lot of money to make a home original and expressive. 

What is a favorite frugal find of yours??

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