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.