While he went off to purchase the wood I purchased the scrapbook paper from Tuesday Morning. Tuesday morning sells scrapbook paper much cheaper than most craft stores. They have a limited supply so you may or may not find what you like.
While baby girl napped, here is what we came up with.
And a close up.
Baby girl has been in love with her little book shelf. She puts her care bears and princesses in there daily and they use the top of the house as a slide (I love her imagination). I apologize I didn't document the progress of building this because we kinda figured it out as we went and we really aren't great at building. I'm sure I would of end up confusing you.
If you really want to build one on your own, I will share a tip. After we built this house we made a trip to Ikea and we found wood silverware draws that would of been a perfect starting off point instead of building this was scratch. So maybe you could start there. All you would need to do is add a roof (if the house shape is desired) and scrapbook paper. Hope that helps!
If you decided to create one of your own, please share with us. Happy Monday!