|Introducing 29 Park Lane|
Morning my lovelies, I thought I'd share something a little different with you this morning. When Oli and Sophie moved into their new house, this undecorated dolls house arrived in their spare room. It belongs to Sophies mum, was a bit battered and has been waiting for some TLC for about five years. Lorriane wondered, as I'm a bit crafty whether I could do something with it for her. 'Of course' I said, 'what would you like it to look like?' 'A proper roof, and a red door' she said. We had an interesting couple of hours in our local dolls house shop and the dolls house arrived on my kitchen table.
Stage 1 - the outside
As a total newby to the world of minature I did a bit of research and then set about decorating the outside of the house. Apparently most dolls houses come flat packed and you paint the pieces before assembling them. Not this one. It took a few days to get to this stage (almost as long as it took to paint my workroom lol!!), - the roof being the biggest challenge. All I kept thinking was don't mess up Claireeeeee!
Then it was time to tackle the inside. Stairs were painted, paper went up and skirting's and covings fixed in place. I just have to do some filing in around the ceilings, add a couple of lights (I dropped one), and stick the last of the carpet down in the upstairs rooms and then it's ready to hand back to Loraine to fill up. The kiddies have nick named us the Borrowers lol!!!
I really enjoyed the project and look forward to seeing the rooms come to life as Lorraine fills them up. For now the house is still sitting on my kitchen table but now it has a character all of its own. :-) Cx