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Sometimes, you just need to stop for a moment and be in awe of immense talent. And when you see this amazing dollhouse makeover, you will know that this is one of those times!

This genius mum has taken a basic, conventional doll house and transformed into a sophisticated mansion for some very lucky dolls (and their owners). If only I could blow up the house to grown-up size – I would be one very happy lady.

Amazingly, Kacey, the mum behind the makeover has four young boys so how she found the time and motivation to make this, is one of life’s mysteries. Plus she did this as the most incredible gift for her friend’s daughter.

Kacey explains: “The dollhouse was the second one I’ve done.  As a mum to all boys, I hadn’t even thought of ever doing one but then my sister had a gorgeous little girl and allowed me to make her daughter’s first dollhouse. After seeing that, a friend asked me if I’d make over one for their little girl and it went from there.”

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The dollhouse is a four level estate with 6 deluxe rooms – a combined lounge/dining room; upmarket kitchen leading into a tv-room; a master bedroom with an en-suite and a kids’ bedroom and a separate laundry up in the attic.

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Photo Used with Permission Via Facebook / Kacey Farmilo

 

At first glance, the before and after photos are just astounding. But taking a closer look, the attention to detail is on another level.

There are teeny tiny little throw cushions on the couch, books on the bookshelf, teacups (and Milo) in the cupboard, firewood, wallpaper, art and TV’s. So adorable!

The original dollhouse was garishly pink and somewhat boring. But in its new life, the house has a black-and-white overtone and is ultra modern. It also has an extension with a garden, grass and the cutest pot plants.

Kacey explains the inspiration behind the design: “My friend found a dollhouse on a buy swap and sell site and came up with the layout she wanted and shared some inspo pics that she liked the look of, but gave me a lot of free reign.”

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Photo Used with Permission Via Facebook / Kacey Farmilo

 

Inspiration

“I get a lot of inspiration from real life homes, both my friends’ gorgeous homes and online. I sketched out a design and set to work from there, finding pieces I could tweak or repurpose to fit the need. Lots of white paint was needed to cover the bright colours and then I added the extra wall upstairs, the poles for the outside area and an extra base piece of mdf for the artificial grass.”

The house is furnished with custom-made teeny tiny furniture and the most gorgeous upholstery and linens.

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Photo Used with Permission Via Facebook / Kacey Farmilo

Kacey admits it wasn’t easy to make the accessories: “This dollhouse was barbie doll sized so finding pieces to fit was tricky. The original house came with a lot of furniture that I was able to revamp or repurpose in the design. I made a few of the pieces and was lucky to find some things from stores that worked perfectly like the flooring in the kitchen (Kmart placemat), the bath (bowl from Kmart), the rug in the lounge (Kmart placemat) and lots of other pieces.”

Wow, we are seriously blown away by this dollhouse redesign. I’m going to have to put my order in for my girls!

What do you think about this dollhouse makeover? Tell us in the comments below.

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Photo Used with Permission Via Facebook / Kacey Farmilo

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  • From an adults point of view, well yeah but this just reminds me of the Friends episode when Monica won’t let Phoebe play with her Victorian doll house. It was too prescribed and neutral and not fun. Bring on the colourful one!

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  • It’s a lot more stylish but kids tend to love colour which this one is lacking.

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  • soooo modern. dolls houses are very different to when I grew up.

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  • Why are miniatures so unbelievable gorgeous? This makeover is brilliant !

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  • This is so beautiful.I wish to have this kind of house.

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  • What an incredibly thoughtful present!

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  • This looks fantastic! Such creative people!

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  • It looks awesome. I have just recently sold my daughters doll house and now I wish I didn’t.

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  • This looks like a professional mock design for a house. It’s brilliant and I love the attention to detail.
    Very crafty indeed

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  • Wow that looks so sophisticated, I would actually want to play with that myself (does that sound terrible for a grown women to say haha).

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  • It’s amazing what you can do if you put your mind to it. It’s tastefully done and if you want to see some other unbelievable dollhouse make overs you should join some Dollhouse groups on Facebook. I’m a dollhouse collector and some people have a real talent for turning everyday household items into dollhouse furniture and make some of the most incredible traditional dollhouse makeovers I’ve ever seen. Dollhouses aren’t just for children anymore and once you get into that miniature world of dollhouses, makeovers and collecing vintage dollhouses, it becomes an addiction. Well done, Kacey!!


    • How nice you’re a doll house collector ! You must have space to practice this hobby :)

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  • Wow! although i think my girls would still prefer the pink house :)

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  • What an absolute modern makeover of the doll house. Wow. I can’t imagine the time and investment that has gone into this.

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  • Somebody had a lot of time! My daughter has a dollhouse but she uses it to hide junk- I wish she’d play with it!

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  • This is amazing. Wish my house looked like this

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