Janne Robberstad

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Upcycled dollshouse

By spotogspindel | February 19, 2019

I found an old, tired dolls-house at a charity-shop a couple of years ago for $3, and thought I could do something fun with it. I still remember how badly I wished for a dolls-house when I was a little girl, and thought perhaps the case might be the same for my niese.

The roof was glued back in place, and both exterior and interior is repainted. Her older brother helped paint the exterior.

The floors were remodelled with either gift-wrapping-paper, old wall-paper or textile fabrics, all glued down with non-toxic glue. The railing for the stairs was long-gone, and replaced with a left-over from a prop I had made the year before.

My hunch was right. She did love it. Only a couple of days later, she had had her grandfather make beds for all 7 little squirrel-dolls living there, and came to paint them herself. Since then, her grandfather has had to make even more furniture, and she has kept painting them all. For a short video, look at my Instagram.

Topics: Diverse, props, redesign, sustainable | No Comments »