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It's a Dream House!

Slow progress on the doll house. I've got all the walls painted finally. The first set of paint I bought was total crap, and not worth the money at all. I ended up returning the unused paint and buying new paints. Second set worked much better, but still needed multiple coats.

Not having a studio space any more really sucks when it comes to stuff like this. I ended up doing all this painting on the floor in the kitchen and just about every living creature smaller than me had to come over and investigate what I was doing. Do you have any idea how annoying it is to have a cat, two dogs, and a 4 year old girl hovering around wet paint? I kept having to shoo the cat and one of the dogs away because they kept trying to stand on the wet paint.

Once I get the final coat of paint on the last wall of the bedroom, the only thing I'd like to do paint wise is some delicate decorations. I think I might do white art deco flowers, and only paint red ones if my daughter remembers me mentioning it. I have an idea that I'd like to do for the bedroom. The house my great-grandmother grew up in had these lovely designs painted on the walls near the ceiling. I think I'm going to recreate them on the walls of this doll house.

I am a little closer with the fireplace. I've cut out almost all the fake bricks I need. I'm using a series of tutorial photos I found on Pinterest to make the fireplace. I don't have anything for grout, so I might just paint the cardboard a grout-like color and try not to let it bother me. My husband thinks I'm over thinking all this and I need to take it down a notch. Like that's going to happen! Now that I know I can make all this stuff, I want to make all the things! There were so many normal house hold things that I wish I'd had in that doll house when I was growing up. If I had realized that I could make them with cardboard and paint, my mother never would have heard the end of it.

When this is all over, I'm either going to hate making things for a doll house, or I'm going to be obsessed with it and feel the need to make the little fairy house I've been thinking about for the last 5 years. I would have started on it already if crocheting thread didn't make me feel cross eyed.


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Sep. 3rd, 2017 06:39 pm (UTC)

had to laugh about the cat, dogs and kid comment. sounds like here.

Sep. 6th, 2017 02:40 am (UTC)
I'm glad I'm not the only one. It seems like a mad house sometimes. The cat is almost the easiest to deal with. I folded up a newspaper into a square and put it right next to me. I picked her up and put her on it and she stayed put. I wish that would work on the mutts and the kid.
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