Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Why not add ONE MORE project?

I loooooooooove dollhouses... always have.
I have had many in my lifetime... cardboard... metal... wood.

Both of my daughters have lovely wooden houses which they stored at my house when they 'left the nest'. Kristin's chalet-style house is stored on a shelf in the basement, but Wendy took hers with her when she moved to Arizona last month.
This house is Wendy's. I remodeled it several summers ago and it has lived on a step in the sun porch since then. An adorable family of 3 bears (from England) resided in the house. It was such fun decorating it for each of the seasons. But now it's gone!

So, I found a dollhouse kit online and it just arrived. I'm really pleased with the quality of the wood, etc. It's going to be a lot sturdier than most I looked at in Hobby Lobby. The finished house in the photo below is not the way mine will look when completed. I have a lot of 'tweaking' to do. It's small 24"x16" and 20"high (1" to 1' scale). Just right for the TV/guest room and sturdy enough for visiting little people to play with.

My husband is cleaning off his workbench at this very moment. I'll take pictures as we go through the building, painting, and decorating processes.
~Joni

10 comments:

de vliegende koe said...

Wow Joni, you really are a talented multi-crafter! I love the houses! I’m curious how you are going to decorate them. Have fun! Did you have a doll-house yourself?

Isabelle said...

Goodness me, you don't spend much time sitting around doing nothing, do you? (Mind you, neither do I.) I look forward to the progress photos.

Helen Hancock said...

Oh can we come to your house to play! Katie would have a ball! They are sensational!

Anina said...

Oh what fun! Keep us posted on your progress.

Thimbleanna said...

Boy, this looks like lots of fun! Hope you have a grand time -- sure to produce fun future posts.

Angie said...

Cannot wait to see the "in progress" pictures!

Dee Light said...

Oh, how I loved my doll house!!! It sits up on my china cabinet now, but all of the furniture is in the atic. I think I will get it down and let my 10 year old help me redecorate it!!! She never had much interest in dolls, but I know she would love to decorate!!!
Thanks for the idea.

Rhona said...

I always wanted a doll's house! I love Wendy's and I'm sure the new one will also be fantastic when it's finished. Looking forward to seeing it built and decorated. Have lots of fun with it.

margie said...

as a mother of sons... with soccor boots motorbike parts... guitar bits and smelly socks.... oh how i love the idea of a dolls house.. so please send me updates quick... i love ...love... love those boys.... but a dolls house.. have a happy day margie

LittleMissMeshell said...

Oh my gosh, I love dolls houses!! I am so tempted to get myself one and go nuts, hehe...stop tempting me! =)

Beautiful, looks like so much fun.