July 26th, 2012
Dollhouses make fascinating family heirlooms and need to be maintained regularly to ensure that they last for a long time. Restoring old dollhouses is a project in itself and requires patience and some investment too. Refurbishing a wood dollhouse is quite a challenge, however, the results are fantastic, and it will be well worth the effort.
Start by dismantling the dollhouse and if you feel there are accessories and pieces of furniture that need to be replaced, collect their replacements even before you start the refurbishment process. Wood dollhouse chairs and tables could do with a lick of paint and worn-out wicker furniture could make way for new wooden furniture.
Antique wood dollhouse furniture and accessories bring in a vintage feel and make for perfect collectables. If you’re running short of ideas on what furniture to use for a doll house, how about trying something different like an art deco table, a grand blanket chest, wooden tea carts, ivory or silver rocking chairs or a miniature manicure set.
Accessorize your wood doll house with perhaps a toy grand piano, wooden sewing box, glass vases, umbrella stands and delicate lace curtains. Based on the amount of space available you could choose from a range of accessories and furniture. Just make sure that the dollhouse does not look too cluttered.
Specialty kits for wood dollhouse are handy and easy to assemble. There are quick-build varieties that can be put together in a matter of hours including the roof shingles and trims as well as floors and minor accessories.
Contemporary dollhouses can also be put together easily as they do not have intricate features. It’s just a matter of putting together the roof, floors, doors and windows in addition to furniture pieces and accessories.
Little cottages are petite and can be a collector’s delight as they could feature a little garden or a summer terrace.
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