SusieJen
SusieJen
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Asked on Jun 4, 2018

Upcycling Wooden House

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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?
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8 answers
  • Linda
    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

  • 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
      on Jun 13, 2018

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

  • Shonitra
    on Jun 4, 2018

    remodel it into your dream home

  • Lina Splichal
    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
    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
    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.
    on Jun 4, 2018

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

  • Rachael
    on Jun 13, 2018

    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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