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If you’re a regular reader of The Bloggess (aka Jenny Lawson), you know she’s capable of turning ordinary things into pure gold with her irreverent words. But check out what she can do with her hands: Turn an ordinary dollhouse into pure haunted Halloween gold.

bloggess haunted dollhouse

She’s been outfitting this dollhouse for ten years with creepy miniatures inspired by horror and fantasy books. The details are all very crafty, as Jenny “built, sculpted, or antiqued most of the stuff” that fills the rooms. For my favorite piece, the Ouija board (top left), she reduced a photo she had taken of a real Ouija board, and painted it to make it look appropriately worn. What literary allusions can you spot in the house? I saw some spot-on Harry Potter references, Neil Gaiman nods and Hitchcock props. Check out all of the spectacular photos here.

18 Responses

  1. On the other hand, I think Jenny is wonderfully creative and hilarious. I'm impressed by the tiny, detailed work.

  2. Tracy says:

    I adore Jenny's irreverance and think her haunted dollhouse is perfectly acceptable for HGTV to highlight. Nobody has to read her blog.

  3. quisty0174 says:

    Who the heck is Dooce????

    This house is incredibly AMAZING!

  4. Jessica says:

    Um … they featured Jenny because she's brilliant. Sorry Jesus got his feelings hurt.

  5. mostlytruestuff says:

    I'm wondering why there are no "related posts" to such a thing. What? Is Jenny the only one who makes fabulous dollhouses and writes fantastic crap?!

    Oh wait. She probably is. Well played, HGTV.

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Briana MowreyBriana is a writer and senior editor for HGTV.com. Her self-described design style is "mid-century modern magpie." She lives in a Brooklyn apartment with her husband, their spoiled dachshund, Chauncey,...


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