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Upcycling Wooden House

I got this cute house from my cousin. It stands about 2 feet tall. The white patches are putty that I cannot remove. Any ideas on what to do with this?

  • Linda
    Linda Newport News, VA
    on Jun 4, 2018

    Very cute house. You could add a piece of dollhouse trim to cover the putty then paint to match or contrasting color. I would measure so you get the right size and amount. Good luck

  • Elizabeth Michels Pinizzotto
    Elizabeth Michels Pinizzotto Reading, PA
    on Jun 4, 2018

    use some sand paper sheets to cut roofing "shingles" and glue onto roof. You could also add shutters for a cute detail. Looks like a nice conversation starter.

    • Cathy
      Cathy Hobart, IN
      2 hours ago

      The shutters can be made using tongue depressors or popsicle sticks depending on the size or look you want.

  • Shonitra
    Shonitra Long Island, VA
    on Jun 4, 2018

    remodel it into your dream home

  • Lina Splichal
    Lina Splichal Dickinson, ND
    on Jun 4, 2018

    First I would try chipping the putty off with a putty knife and then sanding. If that has not worked I would consider shaping more putty around the spots on the roof to form a decorative line as embellishment.

  • Mindy
    Mindy Merrimac, MA
    on Jun 4, 2018

    If it were up to me, I’d repurpose it as a large bird house and mount it on a tall salvaged porch column.

  • Cynthia H
    Cynthia H Pittston, PA
    on Jun 4, 2018

    You can buy gingerbread trim and shutters for doll houses. I have one mounted on my bedroom wall and use it to display small antique dolls.

  • Lisa S.
    Lisa S. Wilmington, DE
    on Jun 4, 2018

    You can purchase little roof tiles to cover the roof. Look for sources that sell doll house supplies.

  • Rachael
    Rachael London, OH
    8 hours ago

    If you like the primitive look. I would paint it a maroon color repaint the roof tops black. Then use some fine sand paper and go over it to give it a distressed look. Paint a off orange primitive star in the middle between the two upstairs windows. And for the finished look add some battery operated t-lights that flicker or regular ones and put them in the house under the two windows.

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