We started out with an old brown bookcase. Then Nathan divided some of the shelves into little rooms, and added bead-board on the back. Then he added a roof with cute scalloped trim, and painted it white. Then added a REAL cedar shingle roof------so cute! Then he painted the trim of the shelves a light pink/purple! We put it in the girls room, and they love it!!!!!! They played with it for hours that first day:) So cute!