Now how many of you had a FisherPrice house when you were little? Do you remember them? Well my parents kept mine in the garage and I got it out a couple of months ago. It’s still intact and has the people and furniture, well some of them, which was a nice surprise. But it was looking a little tatty, so I thought why not give it a mini makeover. Here’s how it looked before/
As you can see, the colour had faded off the print, there’s a bit of damp (haha!) and the beds have lost their foam tops – actually I remember picking that off!
I found replacement litho stickers for the outside of the house from this lady in Canada. They are absolutely amazing, a perfect replica, and they arrived within a week and well packaged. She sells them on eBay under her username blackranda2.
I bought some sticky-back plastic which I covered the stickers with to make them waterproof. I then cut them out and carefully placed over the old stickers on the house.
Good as new! I couldn’t find replacement stickers for the floor, so I decided to use purple felt as carpet in the lounge, and glitter card for the floor in the kitchen. I cut to size and stuck with white pva glue.
For the bed, I randomly found some fuzzy white fabric lying around which was perfect. I cut and stuck with white pva glue.
And that was it. Obviously I don’t want to change too much, I love the wallpaper and flooring upstair, it really reminds me of my childhood. Everything has been cleaned, and now Tyler loves playing with them people and the house.
My beautiful renovated FisherPrice House. Ready for a new generation to wreck it!
Have you got any of your childhood toys? How are they looking?