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My fiance brought home a doll house the neighbor was trashing. It was badly beaten and abused and had definitely seen better days, but we could fix it. We decided to give it an overhaul and gift it to her best friends daughter.

 
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Step 1: Dis-assembly

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This house is a pretty nice one. It came apart pretty easily Just keep track of the screws, nuts and bolts. Its always nice to have an extra pair of hands while doing this.

Step 2: Clean, Scrape and Sand

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Clean, Scrape and Sand the walls you are re-using. This house needed new flooring. It is made from 1/8" MDF with a sticker on it.
The pieces you are replacing do not need to be sanded, just set them aside for now.

A glue scraper works well to get the "extra" stickers from thru-ought the years. after you get the stickers off, wipe it down with a damp, slightly soapy wash cloth. You may be able to skip this step depending on how dirty it is.

Then after they are scraped, wiped and dry, Its time to sand. I went straight to 220 grit. This is to scuff the surface and prep for new paint.

Step 3: Prime the Walls

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We primed all walls that are getting new paint. This was done all at once, so have them all ready before beginning this step.

There isn't much to the instructions here, just paint them and let them dry...

Step 4: Replace the Floor

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I located and measured the floor pieces I needed to replace and picked up a sheet of 1/8" MDF.I finish cut all the pieces.

Then mark the new pieces and find their old counterpart. Lay the old one on top of the new floor and trace the floor-plan as needed.

I used my band-saw for these odd cuts.

I replaced ALL pieces that were 1/8"MDF
Bin_cat_pro5 months ago

Thank you very much!

torchbearer7 months ago
well done;that was a good idea
SlickSqueegie (author)  torchbearer7 months ago

thanks very much. It turned out nice.

Awesome work! :D

SlickSqueegie (author)  Chikpeas Brother7 months ago

thanks chikpeas

pie201020117 months ago
Check out my Captain America beanie and other instructables
SlickSqueegie (author)  pie201020117 months ago

doing great. Keep them coming.

pie201020117 months ago
The transformation is complete..
SlickSqueegie (author)  pie201020117 months ago

indeed!

All I see here is love for the children :), Great job done bro.

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SlickSqueegie (author)  Tarun Upadhyaya7 months ago

Thank you Tarun, your picture says it all!

bob30307 months ago
Great job. Thanks for sharing the happiness it brought to it's new owner.
SlickSqueegie (author)  bob30307 months ago

Thanks Bob, she really is enjoying it!

That is just beautiful! I love that you put in that chair rail! The details really do it!

SlickSqueegie (author)  Penolopy Bulnick7 months ago

Aww Shucks!
Thanks, :) The little girl it went to is just loving it!

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That is adorable! It is bigger than her! Are you thinking of making little furniture for it? I just LOVE little furniture! I wish I could sit on little furniture :D

SlickSqueegie (author)  Penolopy Bulnick7 months ago

Yes indeed! She has already asked for a refrigerator and beds.