Remodeling a Doll House: Removing Carpet

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Remodeling a doll house can be an exciting adventure for you and your girl!  In this post I will show you how to easily remove old carpet from a doll house!

Remodeling a Doll House

I got this doll house and I knew it would be a project. This wasn’t a problem though since we love projects at my house.  This project has become an adventure for my girl and me that we will remember for years to come.   I wanted our lives to be more about experiences this year, so I gave my girl this doll house just as it is for her birthday. Now she is picking out what she wants in it and helping me remodel it to her taste.

Removing The Old Carpet

First of all we needed to remove the old carpet in the doll house.  I did this part on my own since I didn’t think my girl would be very interested in this part of remodeling the house.

It started out looking pretty dirty.  It also looked like it had been glued down and when I pulled up a corner I was sure it had been glued down.  There were two types of carpet to this doll house: felt and cotton fabric.  This part had cotton fabric.

Doll House Carpet Before edit

The first thing I did was grab some acetone.  I found this in fingernail polish remover in my home which contains acetone in it. You can purchase this from the 99 cent store for 99 cents or from any retail store for pretty cheap.

Doll House Acetone edit

I poured the acetone on the carpet and let it sit for a few minutes and as a result the carpet was easy to slowly pull off.

Carpet

It looked a little rough after pulling up the carpet so I took an old towel and rubbed the remaining carpet off the floor.  It is important to do this while the acetone is still wet so that it is easier to rub off.

Doll House Removed Carpet Edit

Doll House Scrub edit

 

After rubbing the excess, the floor looks smoother and it is now ready for new carpet to go in!  This is the conclusion of this part of the project which means on to another part of remodeling.

Doll House Carpet removed edit

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