A couple of weeks ago, my husband brought home a dollhouse he found at a thrift store. We have no need for a dollhouse, really, but this one was really unique. It comes apart and fits into a wooden case--like an oversize brief case. When you put it together, you use the lid of the case as the bottom floor. Cool, huh?
I've never seen anything like it. I had Barbie dolls as a girl and my dollhouses were Barbie products. My girl was never much of a 'doll girl', so no dollhouses for her. This is a 'real' dollhouse. The kind that you use with those tiny Fisher Price type family dolls.
The more I thought about it, the more I wanted to fix that dollhouse. So...that's exactly what I'm doing. And it's fun! I have no idea what I'm going to do with it when I'm finished. Sell it on eBay, maybe? We will see.
In the meantime, I thought I'd just blog about the process.
Isn't it awesome? My first step was to choose exterior colors and embellishments. I wanted 'real' shingles. Hubby helped with this. We used sandpaper.
I finally chose the colors.....yellow with black shutters. I tried many colors....
I decided wood siding would be perfect. I'm using popsicle sticks. I plan to paint bricks on both fireplaces. The yellow on these siding sticks is the final color for the exterior.
I will update as I go. See the Scrabble tiles in the top window? I'm thinking of 'tile' floors in the kitchen!