Monday, June 21, 2010

Eraser Art

I moved the painted table into the kitchen and put the cake, stew pot and teapot onto it.

Flowers in the living room.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

More decorating (mostly more spending)

Finished painting the two cupboards, complete with white cupboard knobs. This works in the kitchen:

But this is too big for this house:

Bought some erasers as kitchen stuff (pots, pans, tea kettle, cake):

Another eraser is a watering can which someone left on the front porch:

Found a little chest for a bedroom and a smaller coffee table (still to be painted) and two *big* flower pots:

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

More Decorating

Havinig finished some painting, I moved stuff into the house. I'm thinking this ottoman/table is a tad big:

These are more like footstools. And that's my first attempt at a cushion. May try for a loftier one:

Baby's room has more stuff. It occurred to me, after putting the Winnie the Pooh stickers on the crib that I might have put on too many. Then I realized that that is *exactly* what I would have done in real life:

Shrubs in the flower pots:

From a distance:

Painting furniture and other stuff

Painting more furniture (and stuff)

I finished painting the two little benches. Just need to make some cushions for them now:

Mike pointed out that we have some terra cotta colored paint left over from the kitchen, so I started on all the little flower pots:

Took apart the hat boxes and painted them plum. If I don't like it when I put them together again, I can always cover them with fabric. Did the bigger one in peach:

Terra cotta for the kitchen cupboard:

Peach for the wardrobe-y thing:

Monday, June 14, 2010

Progress without Pictures

I put the second coat on the benches I started yesterday, as well as the crib, but forgot to take pictures before coming upstairs and 600+ calories on the NordicTrak precluded another trip downstairs.

But I went to Michael's to buy an angled paintbrush and came home with mini frames for pictures (no, of course that's not what they *really* are):

Some erasers that look like stuffed animals for the baby's room:

And some dowel ends that resemble flower pots as well as two possible kitchen cabinets, both of which cost $1:

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Painting the table

Decided to paint the table, rather than finish it with stain. After all, it's just plywood. Here's the first coat on all but the legs I had to hold onto:

I had to snip off part of each leg because the table was three inches high -- a tad high for a 1/12 dollhouse. One of the legs is kind of crooked, which I will either sand even or try to make a little clay matchbook to put under it the way my folks did when I was growing up.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Moving in!

First, furniture: two love seats (need cushions), which received their first coats; a crib; and a table, whose legs I had to saw off to make it the right scale (haven't painted the table because I'm thinking of wood stain instead):

Then -- occupants! Went to a dollar store and bought six residents which I expect my granddaughters to make off with, as well as hatboxes which may turn into ottomans and a big hat box which will possibly be a table in the living room. That's the crib mattress on the upper right. Need to make cushions for the benches. Right now the hatboxes help make it look like moving in day: