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Dollhouse makeover

prettyliving
Valued Contributor

Dollhouse makeover

Hey everyone, thought I’d share a Kmart dollhouse I recently gave a makeover. 
I’ve attached some before & after pics as well as some pics & a run down of the process. 

 

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I started by staining all the wood trim & detail. I like to experiment with colours so I made my own stain by adding a drop of oil based black and red enamel paint to clear varnish.

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To give the deck some character, I used a blade and ruler to carve lines into the wood. Once I applied the stain, the lines appeared darker giving it that “decking” look.

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I painted all the window frames using the shade “Norway Spruce” by British Paints.

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For the roof I made tiles using 1.5mm balsa wood that I cut into small strips.

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I glued them onto the roof using Selleys Liquid nail (as I had heaps of it left from a previous project), I started from the bottom and worked my way up, cutting them to size as needed. 

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I later painted the roof in the shade “Safari Suit” by Taubmans. 
I made the planter boxes by cutting pieces of the balsa wood to size and glueing together using the liquid nail. I then sanded & painted them to match the window seals and glued them on. 

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I cut up a bunch of artificial flowers I purchased from Bunnings and then glued them into the planter boxes. 

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I cut up some thin strips of balsa wood and glued to the front door to add some detail. I  then varnish the door using clear varnish, and painted a house number on the door using a toothpick and silver enamel paint. 
And lastly I made a little door mat from some scrap jute fabric I had. 

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Next I will be giving the interior a makeover.

 

prettyliving
Valued Contributor

Re: Dollhouse makeover

Thank you @Noyade 

I’ve attached a pic of what it looked like before. There’s no shed on this one but I’m working on another dollhouse at the moment that has a garage/shed. 😊

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Noyade
Trusted Contributor

Re: Dollhouse makeover

Thanks for the photo! 😁

Your improvements certainly make a difference!

prettyliving
Valued Contributor

Re: Dollhouse makeover

Thank you 😊 @Noyade 

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