Photos by Heather Benning.

Abandoned buildings tend to make a community feel sketchy, whether it’s an urban area or the town of Sinclair, Manitoba, Canada. So when artist Heather Benning found this dilapidated farmhouse in 2005, she set to work turning it into a 1 to 1 scale dollhouse.

Here’s what the house looked like before …

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… and here’s what it looked like after being gutted, painted, reshingled, and filled with the artifacts of an imaginary dollhouse family.

You can see way more photos of the finished product and the work in progress on Benning’s site or at Toronto’s Telephone Booth Gallery.

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