The final product is fantastic!!! The house has a lot of detail and added features (2 fireplaces, mantels, white fence, window seats etc.). It took me about 100+ hours to build. At times the written directions were vague, and I would have liked more visuals. However, I still enjoyed building it and my daughter has a wonderful dollhouse to use for many years. I would highly recommend this product for someone who is looking for a cost effective dollhouse with lots of character.
The dollhouse if fabulous. I had a really hard time finding a dollhouse that did not have everything in it pink and/or purple. The colors are very neutral and the wood furniture and people promote your child's own imagination. The product is great quality, as well. This is the second piece of children's 'furniture' I've purchased from overstock.com. I had purchased this a few weeks before Christmas and was pleased it arrived in a box that a child would not be alerted to. I left it in the box, unopened until Christmas eve. When I opened it to assemble, the actual dollhouse box had been previously opened and taped back together- turns out an entire floor was missing from the dollhouse (the 3rd floor-blue). Needless to say, this was a huge disappointment because it was the big gift. The following business day I called Melissa & Doug directly, instead of going through Overstock.com. They are promptly shipping me the missing piece. So- again, the product is fabulous and the manufacturer couldn't be better, but I have not had the best luck purchasing through Overstock.com.
My little girl loves this dollhouse. Excellent size. Took some time to put together but overall a great product. Will be in our family for years to come.
Took me 2 hrs/day for three days to build alone (I am 5'2, 110 pounds). Pace yourself if you need to, which helped me get the panels in perfectly (bc I was never frustrated). Panels are challenging to slide in. I recommend using scotch taping the panel edges so they slide in easier. Also, read instructions first and highlight where they tell you to tighten screws or not to tighten screws. I did not have a powerdrill that accommodates an allen screw, but I wish I did; I'd recommend getting one. That was the hardest part because the screws were VERY difficult to screw in by hand; I had to use a towel so my hands wouldn't hurt. My daughter loves this dollhouse. It looks beautiful in her room. If you like crafts you'll enjoy this because you and your child can make curtains, etc for the dollhouse. Pinterest has many hints/ideas. I highly recommend this product and if my daughter's room were bigger, I'd buy her a second one (and a power drill)!
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