Okay, just a few left and I’ve opted to smoosh them altogether into the dollhouse reveal. As bathroom goes, this one too was pretty fun. The room is large enough to accommodate a laundry area in addition to bathroom. Its the kind of space I’d envision when an attic makeover is done.
So, on the left wall is the bathroom. It comes with an awesome claw-foot tub, toilet and a pedestal sink complete with a medicine cabinet.Some great little accessories in this bath too… toothbrushes in a cup, an extra roll of toilet paper and soap in a holder in the tub. Oh and a plunger.It was tough trying to get everything on a shelf or something, but then thought I’d just set some of the bottles on the floor. Like what real people might do.So the right wall is the laundry area – complete with washer and dryer. A basket sits on the floor next to it with laundry and above are hangers for keeping the permanent press wrinkle free.There is a shelving unit with laundry supplies and extra bathroom supplies (cool large pack of TP, huh?). On this wall I used another laminate sample just to give the room a little pizazz. And as part of the laundry room, in the foreground is an ironing board with the iron and spray starch. The flooring is also the miniature tile… I wanted to just do one color green and white, but didn’t have enough of any of three shades of green, so to reflect the colors in the wall (laminate) I used ALL of the shades of green plus white. As I mentioned before, the mini-tile is a challenge to use and keep lined up, but regardless, I like the way it turned out.There are some fun little touches that I’ve done in some of the rooms that are just plain fun, and one of them is that the iron has a cord and is plugged into a tiny wall receptacle. Over time, I hope that I come back and add more of these little details.
Okay, the next room is just the extra space that is really an attic. In its truest sense.I just placed a few objects that one might actually find in the attic, but I think I want to pay just a little more attention and make some changes. This was the only room I didn’t glue down the objects for just such a reason.An old sewing machine towards the back, an unmatched dining room chair, and a trunk. You can’t see it but behind the trunk is the attic ladder mechanism that allows access from the room below.
The next reveal isn’t a room per sé, but the hallway and intersection of the staircases. The dollhouse originally didn’t have stairs to the attic, which logically didn’t make sense that you couldn’t. So, I added stairs and cut a hole in the floor above, which ended up being the home office and the railings just took up so much the room.
This is more of the Popsickle wood floor which turned out nicely in the end. There is a long wall which I want to cover with family photos and am actively collecting miniature photo frames (much like my real house).
And that folks, is the end of the official reveal. I hope to, in the future, show how some of the projects and how the were made and/or bought. If you have questions, PLEASE ask, I am hoping to help keep the next dollhouse enthusiast from making some of the mistakes I made or some of the inspiration that helped me get to this point.
The Kid and I are already knee deep in the next project finish and today I actually did some work on the humongous cross stitch project I started about a hundred years ago. I actually see a light at the end of that tunnel!
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