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    This "Fixer Upper"–Inspired Dollhouse Is The Best Thing You'll See All Day

    Look at the mini shiplap and subway tiles!!!

    This is Kwandaa Roberts, an OBGYN with a passion for interior design and Chip and Joanna Gaines. She recently melted the hearts of HGTV lovers everywhere by decorating a dollhouse to look exactly like a house on Fixer Upper.

    Kwandaa Roberts

    "I am smitten with Chip and Joanna Gaines, like the rest of America," Roberts told BuzzFeed. "I work a ton of hours so I don't get to watch much TV, but I try not miss an episode of their show; my DVR is always ready. I would sell a kidney for Chip and Shorty to renovate my house!"


    Kwandaa Roberts


    Roberts bought two wooden Magnolia collection (that's the Gaines' homewares line, for the uninitiated) dollhouses at Target, thinking that she and her friend would decorate them together.

    "One of my best friends is obsessed with JoJo (that's what I like to call her) and Fixer Upper, so when I saw the dollhouse in Target, I bought one for both of us," Roberts said. "I thought we could have fun decorating them together, but hers is still in the box."

    Instead, Roberts spent two months to taking on the ridiculously impressive task of redoing the dollhouse to fit her — and Chip and Joanna's — aesthetic.

    Kwandaa Roberts

    "I don't consider myself particularly crafty, but I have done all of my own renovations, like updating kitchens and baths, since I bought my first house in 2001," Roberts said. "I'm self-taught. I made a leather ottoman during residency based on a popular design being sold at Pottery Barn, which was all the rage at the time. I couldn't afford Pottery Barn, so I crawled around the store trying to look underneath it to see how it was made. It turned out great, tufting and all — pre-Pinterest days in good ol' 2002."

    Like any good interior designer, Roberts started with the exterior. She stained the wood, repainted the doors, made the door wreath and welcome mat, and added new hardware.

    Kwandaa Roberts

    The living room is pure Waco, Texas, goodness, complete with wood beams (that Roberts stained and installed!!!!), shiplap, and plenty of charcoal accents.

    Kwandaa Roberts

    Roberts sourced all of the home's furnishings on Etsy, eBay, and Minimum World. She ended up altering many pieces to fit the exact look she was going for — she bought the fireplace from eBay, but painted it and added the marble surround and twigs from her yard; she got the books at Michael's but painted them white with gold detailing with a Sharpie; she reupholstered the arm chair with the buffalo check.

    And make no mistake, Roberts spared no detail — even the couch-side magazines were custom-made.

    Kwandaa Roberts

    (Also, if you're wondering, all of the floors are images printed on paper.)

    Obviously, the living area flows directly into the beautiful open-plan kitchen.

    Kwandaa Roberts

    Roberts painted many of the kitchen's accents, including the pitcher, the cabinets, the faucet, and the walls. Those Instagram-worthy marble countertops are made from contact paper, and the flowers were a dollar-store find.

    Oh, and the subway-tile backsplash that HGTV couples live for? Like the floors, "it's an image printed on glossy photo paper," Roberts said.

    Kwandaa Roberts

    She also made the range hood from craft wood, and fashioned the range from a kit.

    No remodeled home is complete without a dreamy bathroom, and this dollhouse is no exception — the it's her favorite room in the whole house.

    Kwandaa Roberts

    "It's the most me. I'm dying to soak in that copper tub!"

    Same, tbh.

    Kwandaa Roberts

    "That's more photo paper on the walls and floor," she said. "I made the mirror from jump rings I spray painted, and I made the shower door out of craft wood and Plexiglas from Home Depot."

    Somehow, this dollhouse master bedroom looks bigger and nicer than mine, thanks to Roberts's handmade bedding and rug.

    Kwandaa Roberts

    The final room is the "girls' room" in the attic, which has a bed based directly on one Chip designed on Fixer Upper.

    Kwandaa Roberts

    Roberts made all of the bedding, the "play" sign, and the lamps (which are made from candlesticks. "All of the wallpaper in the house is scrapbook paper from Michael's or AC Moore," she added.

    Honestly, Chip should see this as a sign that someone's coming for him (and his barn doors).

    Kwandaa Roberts

    After Roberts finished her masterpiece in February, she took photos of it, put them on Facebook, and made an Instagram account for her project, in the hopes that the king and queen of Waco might see it. And finally, on March 19, they did.

    Joanna Gaines

    "I had no idea that Joanna had seen the house or posted in it on Instagram until one of my neighbors saw her Instagram story and called me," Roberts said. "I was jumping and screaming and I scared my children. I shared it with all of the Fixer Upper Facebook fans and they went crazy. They said they were shouting at home, too! It was awesome!"

    But this total pinnacle of life is just the beginning for Roberts's dollhouse frenzy. Since Christmas, she's bought three more dollhouses — a colonial, a Victorian, and a seaside mansion.

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    "I plan to redecorate them and put them on a 'cul-de-sac' in my craft room (converted from a walk-in closet just for my dollhouses), locked safely away from my children," she said. "I'm trying to finish my next house now. It's a Victorian in Brooklyn that has undergone a period-appropriate but modern update, which is owned by a Carrie Bradshaw–type person (this is all in my imagination, of course)."

    "I am an obstetrician and gynecologist, and I love it, but interior design has been my passion since childhood," Roberts said. "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, which isn't very practical."

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    "When I'm not designing, I feel like a painter who doesn't paint."

    Please never stop, Dr. Roberts!

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