Tuesday, October 1, 2013

WOYWW 226--Dollhouse Decorating

Happy What's-On-Your-Workdesk Wednesday...it's a day and a place where you too can be a "desker" and link up your creativity-in-process wherever your desk may be!

This is my usual worktable--but it's been invaded.
Minnie has taken over because I'm standing here, on a Tuesday evening, cutting more bunting pieces for my dollhouse re-do. It is week two of this dollhouse dreamin' and I'm busy putting on layers and layers of paint...picking out scrapbook papers for the walls with designs, words and sayings...knitting rugs for floors and embroidering a couple of welcome mats.

But...last week I said this may take a couple of weeks--now I'm giving myself a month! It is a lot of fun, turning my dollhouse into a vintage-meets-modern living scrapbook, but certain aspects are going to mean taking my time to create things the way I really want them. There may even be aspects of some art journaling in the house too--see what I mean? I'm having way too much fun. 

The "craft room" windows
The kitchen windows

I'm experimenting with some crafty decorating ideas, like using vintage thread spools for flower vases in the little craft room (all upcycled from stash)--and I've bought some new Christmas ornaments which will actually serve as dollhouse decorations like this dress form and some chandeliers. Not bad for two dollars a piece! (on sale)

Experimenting with the new "chandeliers"
No-sew dollhouse banner
Once I'm finished with the front of the house it will be moved to its permanent location on the other side of my greenhouse sunporch and I can get going with the interior decorating! 
There's still one whole side that needs three layers of white paint too. Now I've got another welcome mat to embroider and a little flag to make. It's spaghetti night at our house too! Have a wonderful week everyone. Ahh...it's been a long busy day. I'll be visiting workdesks in the morning!

Eat, Write, Dream, Stitch, Stay In Touch With Your Inner Girl!



30 comments:

  1. What a wonderful idea to make the dollhouse kind of a scrapbook journal. I love it!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier and for the kind comments.

    Happy Woyww,

    Sandy #1

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  2. Your dollhouse is beautiful. I love the craftroom. Happy crafting #4

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  3. Cool! Love the craft room windows! And of the kitty making herself to home! Happy WOYWW! Nan G #8

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  4. Wow - I adore dollhouses! Love your art - but, have to confess, Minnie totally distracted me! :-)

    Create With Joy - 7
    http://create-with-joy.com

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  5. Your dolls house project looks like a lot of fun! I still need to decorate the inside of mine, it still has bare walls! Love the tiny bunting, so cute!
    Debxx

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  6. I love dollhouses and miniatures. I am so enjoying seeing the progress your making on redecorating yours. April #17

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  7. What fun!! I love all the crafty details you are adding to your doll house. How fabulous to include these words of wisdom on the walls!

    Happy Wednesday!

    Lynn #19

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  8. Very fun! Not only do you have a real craft room to play and decorate in... but a play one as well. When I was living at home with mom and dad, we too worked together on a doll house. Counted cross stitch floor mats, upcycled bottle caps for vases, etc. Kim #22

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  9. What a fun thing to create and looks like your first guest is your kitty. It's lovely with all the crafty love you've added in :) Nikki 21

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  10. I love all the little unexpected things. Peg R #29

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  11. This just made me smile all over :) Brings me right back to my happy childhood dollhouse days :) Super lovely!
    Hugs! Kelly #30

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  12. What an incredible project, a real labour of love, but it will look fabulous all finished. Helen 14

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  13. Hi Sandy I'm really enjoying your dollhouse makeover! Great idea to use those Christmas decs and your bunting looks so sweet. Keep having fun. MMx #47

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  14. I bet you're having way more fun decorating your house yourself than just going out and buying everything! I love the sentiments everywhere and the odds and ends that you've used up...but my favourites are the bunting (of course!) and the gorgeous little chandelier..I'd like one of those full size, I think! Except our ceilings aren't high enough and my 6'3 son would probably brain himself on it, lol!!
    Hope spaghetti night was scummy!!
    hugs, LLJ 45 xx

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  15. Sandy, this is shaping up to be the most beautiful thing ever!!! I do love your idea of a dolls' house journal - it has to be a first! It's been a joy to visit. The bunting is just darling and those little chandeliers - wow, wow, wow! Purrs to Minnie from Daisy who likes to help me with crafting too. It's nice to see cats giving respect by washing before helping! Have lots of fun buying and making for this spectacular project! Thanks for sharing! Julie Ann xx #56

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  16. Sandy,
    What an awesome doll house and one you can admire for many years to come. Love the chandeliers and I would never thought of using scrapbooking paper as wall paper. I have an old doll house in the shed, must keep this idea in mind for later.

    Thanks for sharing and happy crafting.
    Happy WOYWW
    Eliza & Yoda 20

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  17. Hi Sandy, loving your dollhouse makeover - making stuff is so much more fun than anything you could buy. And you've given me the inspiration to do something non-traditional with my doll house too. It's been waiting for two years for a makeover, I just could never decide what style but now that I see what you are doing I'm ready to personalise it ... just as soon as I've got our house move over and done with :) Thanks for sharing. Have a happy WOYWW. Elizabeth x #49

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  18. Sigh, oh I want to come and live in your dolls house! :) I can feel how much fun you are having making all the little bits and pieces and I'm looking forward to seeing what you make next!
    Thanks for sharing!
    Kate #51

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  19. What a brilliant idea to turn your dollshouse into a 3D art journal! Love it - now I'm just imagining seeing a tour around it on one of those Celebrity Homes programmes .... WOW! Have fun, can't wait to see it finished :o) Annie #71

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  20. So exciting to get caught in a whirl wind of fantasy and whimsy. Have fun and create your dreams Carole #79

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  21. Oh you are having a fab time, it really shows too...some wonderful ideas, just love it.

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  22. It's great seeing how your house is coming along. I love the little mat you've embroidered and the wording over the doors. It's going to be so much more than a dollshouse when you've finished. Enjoy
    Hugs Lisax #59

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  23. What a wonderful project. That will keep you busy for a while. I like the scrapbook effect you have inside.

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  24. I really do love your dolls house, like seeing how it is coming on every week Lx

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  25. Gorgeous! I remember helping my girls decorate their doll house when they were little. Now my oldest is in her 3rd year of architectural school! Happy WOYWW! #13

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  26. What a great project! I would have loved a house like this when I was small. #53

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  27. What a brilliant idea, it'll keep you busy for ages. I love making titchy things. My late MIL was a brilliant dolls house maker. Hugs. Pam#41

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  28. fab idea, love it, thanks for sharing Donna #47

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  29. Hi Sandy - fab dollhouse and I can so see the benefit of doing something like this before I tackle redoing my own place LOL - Happy WOYWW Mxx #33

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  30. Oh, I have wanted to do such a thing for like forever! But first I would have to build the house...hmm. And then where would I put it? lol My craft room is already overflowing, and that was before I brought in all those bags of new stash! Thanks for stopping by to leave a comment already. Come back next week for the pics of the contents of the bags...Deeyl #53

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