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This ‘Fixer Upper’ Dollhouse Is So Cute It Hurts: A Sneak Peek Inside

This ‘Fixer Upper’ Dollhouse Is So Cute It Hurts: A Sneak Peek Inside

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“Fixer Upper” has inspired armies of Chip and Joanna Gaines fans to embark on renovations galore, so perhaps it’s no surprise that those trends have trickled down to dollhouse renovations, too!

It all started when Kwandaa Roberts, an OB-GYN near Philadelphia, bought a dollhouse for her 3-year-old daughter—only to decide that the cramped layout and pink-and-white decor weren’t quite up to snuff. So she made a few improvements inspired by her favorite home design show.

The result? A “Fixer Upper” Mini-Me highlighting Chip and Jo staples such as an open floor plan, kitchen island—even some tiny shiplap!

Roberts posted pictures of her progress on Instagram, and was soon flooded with gushy comments and interview requests.

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A dollhouse with the Gaineses’ signature farmhouse decor inside and out

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“The dollhouse was a way for me to have a creative outlet for designing that didn’t involve me redecorating my house every six months,” Roberts explained in an interview with wistv.com.

It’s true—renovating a dollhouse is far easier than renovating a life-size home. And much cuter, too! Get ready to go “Awwww” as you check out her before-and-after pics below.

The dollhouse

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Before: It’s so cramped, so dark, and so blah. It’s just crying out for some “Fixer Upper” touches.

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After: This is so much better, with so many new features.

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The kitchen

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Before: No doll would deign to cook up anything in this cramped kitchen.

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After: Knock down a wall, and you are gifted with an open kitchen—which leaves plenty of room for an island, of course.

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The bookshelves

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Before: The drab pine color is such a snoozer.

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After: It’s amazing what a coat of charcoal-colored paint can do for the bookshelves.

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In addition to adding a coat of rich paint, Roberts turned the bookshelves upside down and placed sconces on top for a more modern look.

This living room also highlights a few other “Fixer Upper” faves, including wood beams along the ceiling, a statement chandelier, and an antique-looking clock.

The fireplace

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Before: The pink and white color palette wouldn’t light anyone’s fire.

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After: “Charcoal gray paint and Calacatta marble surround” are transforming, the homeowner notes.

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Bathroom

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Before: That wallpaper and those sinks are nothing to write home about.

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After: The vessel sinks are a massive improvement.

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Bedroom

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Before: The decor in here is the stuff of nightmares.

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After: The white linens and checkerboard-patterned pillows are farmhouse chic to a T.

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Last but not least, check out the mini version of Chip and Jo’s book gracing a tray atop the coffee table in the living room. No detail was overlooked. Seriously adorbs. We think the Gaineses would approve.

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A mini version of Chip and Joanna’s first book graces the coffee table.

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