Monday, January 30, 2012

The Dollhouse Project

A couple of weeks ago, my husband brought home a dollhouse he found at a thrift store.  We have no need for a dollhouse, really, but this one was really unique.  It comes apart and fits into a wooden case--like an oversize brief case.  When you put it together, you use the lid of the case as the bottom floor.  Cool, huh?

I've never seen anything like it.  I had Barbie dolls as a girl and my dollhouses were Barbie products. My girl was never much of a 'doll girl', so no dollhouses for her.  This is a 'real' dollhouse.  The kind that you use with those tiny Fisher Price type family dolls.

The more I thought about it, the more I wanted to fix that dollhouse.  So...that's exactly what I'm doing.  And it's fun!  I have no idea what I'm going to do with it when I'm finished.  Sell it on eBay, maybe?  We will see.

In the meantime, I thought I'd just blog about the process.

Isn't it awesome?  My first step was to choose exterior colors and embellishments.  I wanted 'real' shingles.  Hubby helped with this.  We used sandpaper.

I finally chose the colors.....yellow with black shutters.  I tried many colors....

I decided wood siding would be perfect.  I'm using popsicle sticks.  I plan to paint bricks on both fireplaces.  The yellow on these siding sticks is the final color for the exterior.

I will update as I go.  See the Scrabble tiles in the top window?  I'm thinking of 'tile' floors in the kitchen!

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