I thought I'd share some scenes from the dollhouse today. If you've ever worked on a dollhouse, you'll know that a dollhouse is never truly finished, but they continue to be worked on and evolve much like our own homes. I am always on the lookout for new and old things to add to the dollhouse, and I have a plethora of dollhouse ideas just waiting to be accomplished.
So this will be a kind of tour of how the dollhouse looks as of today. Here is the exterior front of the house. Plans are to add lots of greenery and flowers, so the curb appeal will be changing soon.
Out on the veranda, is the new barbecue pit that I picked up at Michael's last weekend. On either side are red metal patio chairs.
A close up of the metal barbecue pit. The cute red gingham towel came with it.
At the other end of the veranda is the rabbit hutch and a twiggy chair.
Continuing our tour inside, we'll start in the kitchen. There are black and white checkerboard floors and red wallpaper. I custom built the rustic cabinets, island, and the appliances.
The dining table is set for a lovely tea party.
The style in the kitchen is a bit of vintage shabby chic with a touch of Mary Engelbreit.
Next door in the living room, you'll see my custom made ceiling fan. Click here for a tutorial to make your own ceiling fan that really spins with manual power. I am planning to make a shabby chic slip cover for the sofa and chair. This was my last room to buy furniture for, so a lot of finishing touches are still needed in here. Lamps, doilies, artwork, and much more to come.
Heading up the stairs to the 2nd floor brings us into the craft room. All manner of sewing, arts, and crafts goes on here. Mom is busy at the sewing machine, and her friend, the little primitive clothespin doll, has stopped by for a crafting party. She has brought a basket of craft supplies and snacks for the party. The french door opens out onto the upstairs balcony. The door on the left goes into the master bedroom.
The master bedroom has pink floral wallpaper and hardwood floors.
There's a comfy quilt on the bed and lace curtains on the bay windows. I found the little walnut table that's in front of the window at an antique store last weekend. The table has six legs and is marked Strombecker on the bottom. It is from the 1930's.
The bathroom is situated on the 2nd floor next to the master bedroom. It has dark blue tile floor and light blue walls with white wainscoting and lacey trim.
The metal washtub and washboard are next to the sink. The linen cupboard is filled with fluffy towels and tissue paper. Hanging above is the rose plaque that I painted on wood.
Finally going up the stairs to the 3rd floor, you'll find the kids room.
The back wall of the kids room has fairy garden wallpaper. The kids love dollhouses, so you'll see there are quite a few in their room, along with their various other toys.
They love the tiny Kewpie dolls that I bought last weekend at the antique store.
The kids decide to have a tea party to try out their new table and chair set.
On the other side of the room is the nursery where Amelia Thimble is babysitting quite a few little ones.
Inside the crib is a tiny Heidi Ott infant dressed in a white crochet dress and bonnet. A tiny Pinocchio mobile hangs above her crib.
Two Renwal toddlers are playing in their 1950's Renwal playpen. I found a little Sunbonnet Sue quilt that fits perfectly in the bottom to keep them comfy.
Here is a final view of the whole inside of the dollhouse at once.
I hope you enjoyed our update tour of the dollhouse. Please leave your thoughts, questions, and suggestions in the comment section below. I'd love to hear from you!