After the shotgun house from Season 3 and the loft apartment from the last episode, we didn't think Fixer Upper homes could get any smaller. But one mom just proved us wrong with a teeny-tiny, truly remarkable feat: a dollhouse she renovated to look just like a Joanna Gaines design!
When Kwandaa Roberts, Philadelphia-area-based OB-GYN, bought her 3-year-old daughter a Melissa and Doug dollhouse, she decided to give it a few homey updates, reports WIS TV of Columbia, SC. That project sparked a new passion, and soon she had purchased the wooden dollhouse from Joanna's own Hearth & Hand with Magnolia line and pulled a full-blown Fixer Upper renovation so stunning, we want to live in it.
Here's what it looked like before...
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And here's the "after."
We're talking fresh paint, an open floor plan, Magnolia Home-inspired furniture, and (you guessed it) shiplap! Though Roberts tells CountryLiving.com she hasn't heard anything from Chip and Jo yet, we're sure they would be so proud.
The kitchen boasts beautiful subway tile, a marble island, and gleaming appliances.
In the bathroom, we spy a double-sink vanity, trendy round mirrors, and even a beautiful copper tub.
And because it's all about the details, the bedroom even has Chip's book, Capital Gaines: Smart Things I Learned Doing Stupid Stuff, on the bedside table.
Roberts purchased most of the dollhouse furniture, which she then repainted, reupholstered, and in some cases, completely transformed in true HGTV style.
She built the bunkbed in the kids' room using using craft wood and clapboards. It was inspired by one Chip built on the show.
Altogether, Roberts said she spent about $200 on the project (that's after the $129 for the dollhouse itself).
"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 told the news station. "I have designed homes for my friends in the past, I surprised a friend with a total apartment makeover when I was a medical resident, and he cried at the 'reveal.' It was one of the best feelings I've ever experienced."
Probably because of that passion for interior design, she said she was drawn to play with the dollhouse after her kids went to sleep. Now, she's found her new hobby — though according to WIS TV, her works of art are not for sale.
(h/t: WIS TV)