Friday, July 03, 2009

The Doll Palace

I've finished the exterior face lift on the doll house. I ended up painting it the same colors of my real house. This is both because I have leftover paint, and because I love these colors. The doll house will not, however, be a facsimile of my real house. It will have fewer cats and no grown kids living in it.

It has a little side yard that I fenced and re-surfaced. I like having a clothes line, so I added one of those.

Here's how the patio originally looked. Who has a hardwood floor on their patio?

I used self-stick sandpaper squares to make "tiles." The little trellis and the fence were made from craft wood pieces. I'm now the master of wood glue.

It was quite the sight when I attached the shutters.

Masking tape--used here to hold things together until the glue sets--is now one of my favorite tools.

For now the doll house resides behind my chair in the living room. Once I order the new staircase I will start on the interior makeover. This has been fun. I can't wait to finish this remodel so I can rearrange the tiny furniture.


Debra said...

and no weeds in your garden either! I could like this new hobby very much!!

Vicki W said...

It's starting to look like a home again!

Magpie Sue said...

Wow, I can't believe how much better it looks already! I would never have thought to put in a clothesline - even though I also love using one. This is so much fun to see :- )

I wonder what it is about little furniture and other miniatures of "real life" that is so appealing to some of us?

Allison Ann Aller said...

And you are sure there is not a basement where those tiny adult children can sneak in and make camp?

Seriously, this is delightful..and it is great that the colors match your own home.

Plays with Needles said...

oh, that side yard with the clotheseline is so sweet! I want to know where the studio is?? The whole second floor??

Rian said...

Oh what fun! The house looks great! And I love the little side yard with the clothesline--inspired!

Kay said...

This is so charming! I think it needs a cat or two though. Grown children--no.

JoWynn Johns said...

Having made a few dolls' houses, I'm really enjoying watching you renovate this one. It's looking beautiful already. And so much fun to do, isn't it?

Maddie Can Fly said...

Please tell me how you are keeping your cats out of the house. The "star" of my blog ate all the wiring in my large dollhouse when she was less then 6 months old.