Still coughing, blowing my nose, occasionally sneezing…this darn cold doesn’t want to leave. So I spent the weekend watching baseball and working on my dollhouse. I did leave the house for a while on Saturday morning to get some things from the grocery store but, for the most part, I was ensconced in the den with the dollhouse. By the way, Scout does not like it when I do that because I sit in a chair with my back to the rest of the den and she feels ignored. She goes off to the kitchen or the living room and pouts.
Anyway, I put in a floor in the upstairs sitting room/den and in the kitchen. And I hung some wallpaper (much easier the second time) and put in baseboards in two of the rooms.
This is the kitchen floor. I’m going for a weathered white and gray plank floor. This isn’t a great photo and I’m still a bit iffy about it, but I think it will work when cupboards and kitchen paraphenalia are in here. Plus, I’m adding wallpaper and beadboard. I like the idea of old wooden floors with all the imperfections that come with years of use. I’m thinking Rustic Country Elegance.
I added baseboards to the living room. My plan is to have this downstairs room be a bit more formal – just a bit. And then when you go up the stairs, you reach the sitting room/den.
The floor was put in on Saturday. Today, I wallpapered and put in the trim and baseboards. Can’t you just imagine sitting on the loveseat, putting up your feet and reading a good book? Or crocheting? I think we will assume the television is hidden from view under the stairs but perfectly situated for viewing from the loveseat.
It was getting darker when I took this photo. I love the way the rooms change so much according to the light. I’ve got a big old crush on my dollhouse and I’m having such fun working on it.
Now, if only I could wiggle my nose and become mini-sized, so that I could walk on those floors!