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Amazing real life-sized Dollhouse

My mind is flooded with fond memories of playing with a dollhouse when I see one like the below, and I have loads of happy memories of my daughter playing with dollhouses too. But….. 
Blue Dollhouse - Arthur Dollhouse Kit by Greenleaf Do you want to see a real life-sized dollhouse?  A serious and accomplished artist named Heather Benning made a life-sized dollhouse that I thought you would all love to see, and she kindly has allowed me to share it.

Real life sized Dollhouse original before structure

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This is the original structure that Heather Benning found in 2005.  It occurs to me that if I saw this old broken down home, I would not think to turn it into a life-sized dollhouse, but oh, what a wonderful idea Heather had.  I love the internet for this because it lets us see things about people and life we might not otherwise ever know.

Real life dollhouse art

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Heather Benning found this house as the Artist-In-Residence, in the small southeastern town of Redvers, Saskatchewan, Canada.

Inside the real life dollhouse kitchen before

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The kitchen before.  Be patient… for the after photos so keep reading.

Dollhouse stairway before

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 Stairs and living room before show the perfect stairs for a dollhouse in the making.  No wonder she was inspired.

the real-life dollhouse before

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The demolition begins for the transformation of the house.

re-shingling the real life-sized dollhouse

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Heather Benning recycled the shingles for the repair of the roof.

dollhouse project before photo

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Bedroom was re-plastered

Real life-sized dollhouse

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The exterior wall is removed just before wintertime.  It’s looking like a dollhouse now.  What she actually does is put plexiglass across it; how clever is that?

dollhouse living room after

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After photos.  Living room.

dollhouse kitchen after photo

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Kitchen after.  I notice the old phone hanging on the wall, the vinyl covered kitchen chair, and cheery yellow paint on the walls.

Real life-sized dollhouse

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What are you thinking?!  It’s a thought-provoking, life-sized dollhouse, right?

Do you want to play in a real Life-sized dollhouse

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Do you want to play in the life-sized dollhouse?  The rainbow puts a crown of glory on it.

Amazing real life-sized dollhouse

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Behold!  What is the first thought that comes to your mind when you see this?

Be sure to visit Heather Benning, the artist of this creation, to see her other works.

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