|Here's Goldilocks in front of the dollhouse before|
Evidence led me to believe a craftsman had put the house together.
I HAD TO BUY THIS HOUSE!!!
Herein lies the problem...where do I store this house while I wait for the kids to marry and the
babies to start coming? My workplace was the obvious answer.
I used the dollhouse rooms as cubbies to store my materials for Storytime.
Form meets function.
|This is NOT my desk at work, by the way! I just found this photo on a workplace desk search.. It's up to you to|
imagine a dollhouse placed underneath this desk for many years.
But, the time has come to restore this beauty. Two grand-daughters as of this writing with one grandson presently on the way.
Get out the sander, work gloves, paintbrushes, paint and elbow grease.
It's time to do some house-KEEPING!
|BEFORE: the interior was in need of much work! Especially the floors. The wood in the living room was split and torn; the fuzzy carpeting upstairs was like lacquered velour and a royal pain to remove.|
|DURING: the interiors are in the process of being "stripped" and painted. It was nice outside (finally) so I could work in the breezes blowing on our deck!|
|AFTER: the house has been panted and papered.|
Now let's take a look at the dollhouse exterior.
|BEFORE: just as the house looked when I purchased it.|
|DURING: the red roofing "shingle" wallpaper has been.stripped and the siding is taped off and ready to paint.|
|AFTER: house siding, roofing and trim has been painted.|
One of the last steps in finishing up the dollhouse was to add wallpaper and flooring. I used scrapbook paper for the wallpaper - applying it to the wall that had been covered first with Mod Podge. The flooring? I used textured white vinyl wallpaper from a sample book. It went down like a dream and will be easily cleaned.
|In this dollhouse anything goes! Giant chairs, three toilets in 3 rooms? Of course!|
|I love the look of concentration on Miss E's face.|
How much fun is it to have a little house for our little ones?
Much, much much fun! I think I enjoy playing with it just as much as Miss E!
Maybe even more.