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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.

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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. CplusE says:

    This is amazing! I would never have the patience for a project like this. The metal spiral staircase reminds me of the one in the original version of "The Haunting" with Julie Harris — I've always wanted a spiral staircase, but not one like that!

  2. Marianne@HGTV says:

    I have pored over these pictures, I can't get enough! I love the dismembered hand under the cloche.

  3. Kayla@HGTV says:

    This is amazing. I feel like I need to inspect every inch! I love the skeletal dog by the bed and little details like the tarot cards she spent forever cutting out.

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  6. G Stern says:

    If you like games – about books, etc., We can accomodate that. Just putting together a web site – Send us your address and we will send back an invitation.

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  8. tinty99 says:

    What an incredible amount of detail and work, it is freaking perfect! Love IT!

  9. tinty99 says:

    ..oops, forgot to say i LOVE the dragon!

  10. connieemeraldeyes says:

    I love this. Jenny did a fantastic job on doing this house. Amazing.

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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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