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Monday, April 30, 2012

Shabby Bed

I decided to try making a bed that I found a tutorial on at1 inch minis by Kris It took some time, and mine doesn't look nearly as good as hers ended up, but I'm pleased with the overall product. I still have to put a finish paint on it, sand it, and distress it a little (and make a mattress, which she also has a tutorial for), but I think it will definitely be a usable bed in my shabby chic house. Yea!

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Blanca's Flowers Have Arrived!

It's a long story involving dogs and more than one package, but Blanca's beautiful flowers have finally arrived. And I'm so happy! I had to wait the whole car ride home from the post office and a few other errands, to open them because I wanted to capture the cute package that they came in. It was very hard not to just open the package immediately. The long wait was worth it! These flowers are so beautiful and they look even more amazing in person. The detail is incredible. You are very talented Blanca. Thank you so much for these wonderful flowers. Now I get to find places to put each of them.
Blanca wrapped the flowers up so cute with this little ribbon...
And this cute little flower box!
They all look so cute on my dollhouse porch. I absolutely love the variety of flowers and how detailed they are. The pictures don't do them justice. Thank you again Blanca. I can't say it enough.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012


I added curtains to the Cherry Cottage Boutique. They are simple, but I'm not that great at sewing so that's just how it's going to have to be. I think they are very cottage boutique appropriate. I love lace also, so I'm pleased for now.

Monday, April 23, 2012

Shabby Couch

So, I made a shabby couch a few weeks back, but I didn't like how it turned out, so I didn't post about it. Needless to say, it has grown on me and I've decided it really isn't that bad. That means I can share a picture of it. I may re-do the ruffles at some future point (that's the part bugging me most, among other things), but until then, I think it's okay to display as a place holder until I possible find something better to replace it, or I adjust the things that bug me. Now to make some shabby pillows for it. :)

Friday, April 20, 2012


If you want to enter this fun giveaway at Lilimini, there's still time. It ends on the 23rd of April. Come check it out here.

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Kitchen Wallpaper

I wallpapered the kitchen in the Linfield house. I like the color of it for a shabby chic kitchen. I think the fridge will actually go under the stairs, and I have a 1920's sink that will go where the fridge is. The small shabby table set that I have yet to build, will go by the bay window. I'm getting excited to fill the room. Now for the upstairs. I have some good ideas for the bedroom, but I still need inspiration for the bathroom.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

More Shingles and Carpet

I have started shingling the roof of Victoria's Farmhouse Dollhouse. The shingles came out a different color than the first house I did, even though I used the same technique. I actually wanted this color for this house, so that's a good thing. It's really adding to the finished look.

I found a place mat at the Dollar Tree that I thought was perfect carpet. It reminds me of Berber carpet, which was what I was hoping to have in this room. I wanted a neutral color and this one also matches the color of the hardwood floor throughout the rest of the house. I'm pretty happy with it. I haven't glued it down yet, so there are ripples in the picture. And now you can't see the patch. Yea!

I finished the wallpaper in the master bedroom as well. It looks more complete.

And this last picture shows the room dividers installed in the kitchen/dining area. I like them both and will keep them there.

Back to work!

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

New Doors and Wallpaper

I wallpapered the loft room in the Alison Jr Dollhouse. I also made a wood floor that needs to be stained. I will probably use the pie safe that is pictured here, but paint it white and take out the tin so it will be a glass bookcase. The chair would also get a white finish and new upholstery, if I keep it here.

I also bought some doors for the Alison Jr Dollhouse that are a little different than my normal pick. However, I actually like these ones better because they have such charm. They look like doors I would have found in my grandmas house. I love the horizontal panels. I also made room in the bathroom for the laundry. It's tight, but it works. My daughter "NEEDED" it in her house.