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I began writing this blog as a way to record my progress renovating an old Dolls House Emporium Classical dolls house which I built from a kit in the 1980's. It has now evolved into a blog about my ever increasing collection of dolls houses and the items I buy and make to put in them.

Hope you enjoy it.
xxx

Tuesday, 21 January 2014

Lottie's Edwardian Tea Room

I had to move Lottie's Tea Room back upstairs to the bedroom so decided to paint the cheap Ikea pine side table it had been sitting on to match in with the other furniture in the room (which I had also painted).  I found a brick effect paper which looked a bit like a cobbled road and put it under the house sticking it down at the edges with double sided sticky tape.  Might get a chauffeur to stand beside the car now :).
Before on pine side table.
Table painted.

With added cobbled effect paper.

Monday, 20 January 2014

Stone Paint Effect

The white seemed a bit too stark so I decided to try a paint effect on the parts that would be stone on a real house.  First I carefully stippled on a sandstone coloured emulsion then once that was dry I wiped on a watered down grey acrylic using a small piece of sponge.


Thursday, 16 January 2014

Repainting 'The Priory' Woodwork

I have been repainting all the outside woodwork on 'The Priory' including all 16 windows.
Before
After

Friday, 10 January 2014

Furnishing The Priory

Today I have been going through my stash of dolls house furniture and accessories to see what I have to fill The Priory.  Actually managed to find quite a lot that was appropriate for an Edwardian house so that will be my theme for the time being anyway.  I only have a modern style kitchen though so decided to use it anyway until I find something better.
        
Here are close ups of the top floor, childs bedroom, nursery, bathroom.



Close ups of the 3rd floor, music room & bedroom.


Close ups of the 2nd floor, dining room & sitting room.


Close ups of the basement, modern kitchen, stairs & garden room.



I really need to get the lights working but they are wired up to an old transformer which is attached to the side of the house and I will need to open it up to see what's inside.

Monday, 6 January 2014

Vintage House Refurbishment

*** Happy New Year ***

Well that's the kids back to school so I can get on with some mini-ing again.

Today I decided to remove the wallpaper and curtains in my 1950's vintage Tri-ang house and clean it up a little.  

The curtains were actually fixed on with drawing pins so I just had to pull them out.
 Before
After

Most of the hideous 70's wall paper came off with gentle pulling but I had to wet and scrape off the rest.  
Before
After

Now should I repaint it before adding wallpaper?