She thought of Everything-
Kwandaa, an original fan of Chip and Joanna (JoJo, as Kwandaa lovingly calls her!) Gaines' hit HGTV series 'Fixer Upper,' first realized her penchant for interior design and DIY projects as a medical resident: "I was obsessed with a leather ottoman being sold at Pottery Barn, which was all of the rage at the time. Of course, I couldn't afford Pottery Barn, so I made one myself with tufted buttons and everything" she says. Along the way, she found she loved to remodel and has experience with kitchen and bath design, with the help of her friends.
The 'curb appeal' of this house, if you will, rivals that of any real 'Fixer Upper' in existence! Kwandaa changed nearly every texture and color, and left her very special touch everywhere you look. Boxwood topiary planters flank the wreath-adorned front door (complete with doorknocker!), handmade exterior lighting crafted from suction cups, no less, and delicate garland wraps around the upper balcony railing. She hand stained the wood trim, painted the front door, and printed the image of an actual rug from Joanna's line onto fabric covered paper!
Naturally the interior of this miniature home is everything dreams are made of. Yes, she thought of EVERYTHING. Before the interior decorating could begin, Kwandaa began by knocking out a wall to open the floorpan:
Bright, Airy, Perfect-
Hand-upholstered sofa, miniature Magnolia magazines, marble finished fireplace with handpainted 'built-in' cabinet, antler light fixture and tasteful, simple decor leave you wishing this were your home!
Kwandaa, when asked what is to become of this gorgeously renovated dollhouse, shared "Right now the house is just for me. I may be persuaded to give it to Joanna should she ask me." Joanna? Can you hear us? This house deserves your full attention!
And guess what? Kwandaa has three more houses waiting for her! 'A victorian, a colonial and a seaside mansion. I'm going to put them on a cul de sac in my craft room. My real passion is interior design though and I got a ton of requests for jobs to design real houses from people seeing this dollhouse, so my tiny houses may get put on the back burner. But this is my dream coming true.'
Keep up with Kwandaa's journey through her Instagram account, @tinyhousecalls, we assure you there is more magic in store! View her gallery of photos below: