There are only 6 days left in the dollhouse contest already(?!). I rushed through some of the remodeling of the house, and because of that, I’m unhappy with a lot of the results. Much of what I’ve done will have to be re-done at some point after the contest is over. So, to prevent more future remodeling, I’ve decided to stop work on the house itself and work on the fun part of filling it.
The house came with this pile of furniture when I purchased it:
Most of it is Petite Princess furniture from the 60s. But it’s all in poor condition. Many pieces are broken or missing legs or doors and the fabric pieces are all very stained.
I love these little side chairs, but with only a week left for the contest, I had to make slipcovers instead of attempting to reupholster them.
I picked up a few more new things too:
Unfortunately, the moose is not to scale…but he was a necessity.
The scrapbook paper was used to make a tile floor for the kitchen.
The paper was lightly sanded to give it a worn look and then glazed with Triple Thick. Once it was dry (2 days), I scored the tile lines. To age it and bring out the scored lines, I applied black shoe polish.
The fisherman apparently makes his own whiskey. (I couldn’t resist the little barrels.)
I scored the lines with an X-Acto blade and painted it with watercolors.
The Hubs (who was once a commercial fisherman) is working on a very cool fishing-related project too. The whole house will be revealed next week!
And lucky for me, there happens to be a miniature boutique on the premises where I can go shopping. They carry some pretty cute linens and accessories. 😉