Wednesday, March 14, 2012

birthday chairs

thanks, mom and dad, for the birthday money. this is what i got with it:

they came all the way from hong kong, and got here a few weeks ago. i love them! and i love you, too!

Thursday, February 2, 2012

i'm a giant challenge - master bedroom

chinoiserie secretary - ebay
ghost chair - wedding supply
rug - craft fur
glass jar - jewelry finding, hobby lobby
pillow, books - made by me

blue urn - vintage limoges
teacup, brass goblet - ebay
mirrored tray - hobby lobby
garden stool, perfume bottles, artwork, shelves, books - made by me

rug - craft fur, hobby lobby
purple ombrey coverlet - joann's
curtains, pillows, bed, wallpaper, lamps, mirror - made by me

LED battery powered mini-lights (in lamps) - in the wedding aisle @ hobby lobby

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

I'm a giant reveal - bedroom peek

was up til way late last night making a bed, lighting, drapes, etc.

still not done. the bedroom is done! at least it's habitable - done enough to show. we all know people who try to save money when building a home by doing some of the work themselves. i personally know of at least 3 families who decided to do the finish carpentry themselves, and then 3 + years later, were still living in a home with no baseboards or trim. well, if there were a family moving into my dollhouse, they would have no trim. well, some trim.

but they have drapes and furniture and accessories and even working lamps! (battery powered).

so, here's a sneak peek. the pictures have to upload and then require a bit of editing (i.e. poor lighting in my basement) so i'm going to bed.

Thursday, January 26, 2012


fretwork panels to dress up your IKEA or goodwill furniture.

have you heard of this? where have i been? is this not the coolest thing ever?
(caroline? annette? )

check out their website: o'verlays

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

dollhouse: table, stools and baseboard

with everyone home from school and most of our various activities cancelled, i was able to work on the dollhouse a lot over the last few weeks. it was my escape from the 6 extra people around all day.

baseboards and windows in the dining room, as well as paper on the ceiling.

wallpapered the master bedroom, and made a cute linen upholstered headboard.

made this cute garden stool, and another just like it in fuschia. i got the idea from littlevictorian.

there's that other stool, and the wallpaper and shelves in the niche in the master bedroom. it was supposed to be the closet, but since there will be no dolls living here, there is no need for clothes storage. i also made that adorable mirror (from warmhotchocolate's tutorial)out of toothpicks.

my favorite piece, the dining room table. this is actually the second round of this design, the first one was a little short for the ghost chairs (which are not really 1:12 scale, they are a little larger). i LOVE the way it turned out, just deciding on a paint color/stain.

oh yeah, the fireplace. i made this very modern looking concrete fireplace to contrast with the very traditional architecture of the living room, but i'm not sure i love it.

also, note that i added links to some of my favorite mini blogs on the sidebar, in case anyone's looking for some awesome dollhouses.