What to do on another in a seemingly endless series of rainy days? Work on the dollhouse.
Though I just wrote a post about my aversion to seasonal decorating, apparently my dollhouse is the exception.
I can’t help it. It’s just so much more fun with a mini.
My big (for me) project yesterday was one of the staircases. It came to me like this:
The previous owners didn’t put it in correctly, so it’s a bit off. Since I didn’t want to take it out, adding spindles, newel posts and a railing involved crossing my fingers and hoping for the best.
It works for me. Each time I figure something out, like enlarging the opening for the front door, installing a new door, realigning the upstairs windows or putting in the rest of the staircase, I must admit I do a little dance.
The lighting varies according to the time of day and that is why you see such contrast. I’m basically shooting into a box! As you can see the windows need trimming. I’m going to make a wood floor, using coffee stirrers. I’m thinking about beadboard in the kitchen and maybe in the living room. Any suggestions?
Upstairs. I still have to do the other staircase but I ran out of spindles.
For me, the dollhouse is by far the most challenging thing to photograph. I spend hours trying to get the right shot. Someday, when I have wallpaper and more contrasting colors, I know it will become easier. At the moment, it’s a mass of white. Bear with me.
Have a lovely day.