Saturday, September 19, 2009

Dollhouse Update No. 1


Ah, Saturdays. Every day should be Saturday! I started off with a delicious cup of McDonald's coffee and a Zone Bar. Don't you love how the peanut butter chocolate Zone Bar is basically just a candy bar with some extra protein? I digress. I wanted to show you the first couple of things I've done to the gigantic dollhouse. After my husband sanded and primed it, I painted the whole thing with craft paint. Specifically, Folk Art paint by Plaid. The exterior and roof are a soft yellow called Lemonade (826), and the eaves, base and window moulding are Wicker White (987). Bottom right, which will be the living room/den, is Parchment (450), but I will be adding large vertical tone-on-tone stripes with Metallic Champagne (675). Bottom left, kitchen, is Soft Apple (526). Middle left, master suite, is Dove Gray (708). Middle right, bathroom, is Jamaican Sea (320). I covered the back wall in THREE POUNDS (yes, three pounds) of flat glass marbles. I used E6000 to attach them one at a time. It was a pain in the rump, but it looks really cool.


Top right, kids' room/playroom, is also Wicker White, but I will be adding some stripes and "artwork." I'm not set on the plan yet. Top left, nursery, is Baby Pink (821). I'm hoping to finish all the painting, including a zillion touch-ups, and douse the whole thing in a couple of coats of Mod Podge by the end of the month. Thanks for looking and for all the wonderful comments and emailed suggestions for this project!

12 comments:

Your cool friend Cheryl said...

It looks so sweet already!

Mod Podge Amy said...

Hmmm. This requires a MP spray gun! My dear, you are a whiz at painting - that looks flawless. Plus you used some of my favorite colors. LOVE Jamaican Sea. This is going to be so fabulous. I need to contribute something.

KIM said...

Wow I would never have thought of the marbles.

Christie said...

OMGoodness! I LOVE this! Your painting and color choices are beautiful and I love the flat marbles for the bathroom. I never would have thought of that. So adorable!

Kate said...

Looks amazing!

Patsy said...

This is going to be so cute!! Have fun!!

Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

I love what you've done! It is darling.

Bizzy Bee said...

Love it!

nap time journal said...

That is turning out so stinkin cute! We are keeping our eyes open for a thrifty bookcase so we can do one for our daughters bday in the spring!! Thanks for sharing all the great ideas on how to decorate it. Love it!!

Grace @ One Craft Girl's Corner said...

It's coming along so beautifully! I love the flat marbles! Who would've thought those would look cute as anything? I love it! Can't wait to see your next update!

Best Craft Blog: Floralshowers said...

Hey, thanks for coming over to our site and commenting! I really love your site...it is awesome and I really LOVE this idea for the doll house. My little girl would love this...I will have to keep my eye out for something I could turn into a doll house...

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Anne

Heather said...

This is one of those things that I sit here and stare and go "AAAAWWWWW!, I love this! Chloe would love this! I could DO this!".

But I would never actually do it! Because it would be hardwork. Sigh.

I'll just continue to stare at yours. Hope you don't mind.