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Upcycled dollhouse

prettyliving
Valued Contributor
prettyliving
prettyliving
Valued Contributor

This old dollhouse was transformed using spare fabric, leftover craft pieces and furniture and appliances made using wooden toy blocks.

 

 

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The project

 

I wanted to try and use only bits and pieces that I already had at home for this dollhouse renovation so I had to get creative. The dollhouse was badly scratched and had a few rips on it from the kids putting stickers all over it and then pulling them off.


I lightly sanded the whole house and applied two coats of Zinsser Smart Prime Undercoat. I let the primer set for a week before painting over it as I wanted it to fully cure.

 

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I made a washer/dryer and a shelf using wooden blocks from the toy room. I cut spare fabric to size and glued it down to the old floor.

 

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For the roof, I hand-painted tiles by mixing a few acrylic craft paints to get the colour I was after. I then used a clear coat of varnish to seal it all.

 

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The kids were pretty stoked with the end result and I managed to get the whole thing done without having to leave the house for any supplies. The joy of being a D.I.Y. addict is that I’m fully stocked up.

 

Before and after

 

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More project inspiration

 

Jess built this dollhouse from scratch and it features impressive furnishings, battery-operated lighting and a replica dollhouse inside.

 

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Jess turned another old dollhouse into a dinosaur park using vinyl tiles, green carpet, artificial plant tiles, patterned contact and stones.

 

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Find more great projects to build that can keep children happy and entertained for countless hours in our Top 10 most popular kids projects.

 

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