Wednesday, 28 September 2011

The Dolls house Project (pt2)

Things are coming along nicely!

Over the weekend I was able to finish off painting the outside of the house. I decided to go with a white house with fuchsia roof and trims.
 I love how bright the pink is, however I am rather annoyed  with myself that I had painted the underlay of the roof white, as it turns out it wasn't an emulsion paint so the top pink coats are gonna be prone to scratching off I think! I guess I could have sanded it down first, but to be honest I couldn't be bothered. We will see how long it holds up!

Now to get started on the inside.....

The house has 6 rooms in total. I think we will have the kitchen and living room on the ground floor. A bed room and a Library on the middle floor and the bathroom and a nursery in the attic.

I have been browsing the wallpaper isles in Focus and found these lovely striped wallpapers.....The great thing about these DIY stores is that you can normally cut of a sample strip of wallpaper free of charge. So i did!.....

I think the pale blue stripe will be good for the bath room and the pale pink for the nursery. The colours aren't actually as pale as the picture's show, but it was tricky trying to photograph them!

For the flooring I have seen some wood effect contact paper, but they were out of the colour I wanted so I will try back this weekend.
The Whirlwind is desperate to get her mitts on the house. We had a look on eBay for furniture (Soooo expensive!). but for now she is allowed to play with it using her Peppa Pig figures and furniture.

On the sewing table this week I am making a few bags.
I created the pattern myself and am really pleased with how the first one has turned out! Cant wait to show them off when their all done.

x K


Christals Creations said...

Ohhh. Lovely house. I put stone effect flooring on the floor in the downstairs of mine. My mum and brother built it for me when I was a kid and it's an old french farmhouse. I bought the paper from a dolls house shop. I had a new house to build too one of the kits but I ended up giving it to my sister for Christmas as she has wanted a dolls house project for years and I have had it for years and not got round to building it. She hasn't built it yet either come to that! :o) xx

jason @ gold work embroidery said...

No matter how you lay it out, Ruby will have here own ideas - and they'll be nothing like yours.

Grandson Ted has a dolls house that currently had a bed in the bathroom with a tractor, and an elephant in a kitchen that contains the majority of the Night Garden cast around the table!

But you can forgive them anything, can't you>