I planned to write about the base of the dollhouse, but it was extremely frustrating (and not all that interesting), so I didn’t take any photos of the process.
Instead, here are some miscellaneous projects:
Here are the curtains I sewed. The one on the top right features some vintage lace from my grandmother’s stash. The bottom left (which I should have ironed before I took this photo) is a vintage hankie.
Remember the chest of drawers I assembled last time? I painted it pale blue (the insides of the drawers are yellow) and glued on beads for knobs.
I bought a few frames at an antique store recently. The one on the bottom of this photo is ok, but the Peter Pan one had to go.
I found the kitty scrapbook paper in my craft stash, and the cat with the gardening hat fit perfectly in the oval frame. There was no “glass” (plastic) in the frame, so I coated the picture with Mod Podge for durability.
I got rid of Peter Pan and replaced it with a butterfly. I’ve probably had this paper since high school. Never throw away anything in your craft stash! You will use it eventually.
Now I have a few paintings to hang on the walls. I’m planning to mount the mirror over the bathroom sink.
I’m kicking myself for not taking a “before” photo of this jug and basin. They were both a very unattractive shade of grey. I painted them bright red and added tiny yellow flowers.
I thought the front door needed a Christmas wreath, but I couldn’t find a miniature one anywhere. Instead, I bought this wooden ornament and painted it bronze.
The brown chair on the right is the “before” photo. I painted it white and added new paper to the seat. In the “after” photo, you’re also getting a sneak peek of a chair that I purchased. Isn’t it beautiful? I love the details.
This tray is from a pressed powder case. When the makeup crumbled, I thought I could recycle the tray in the dollhouse. I painted it bronze, thinking it would look festive for the holiday. I wanted to paint a design on it (or maybe an M for Madison), but I ran out of time. I’m going to put some of the miniature food on this tray.
I’ll show you how everything came together in the next post!