Monday, November 17, 2014

Dollhouse Renovation

I wish I had taken more pictures as I was doing demo on this dollhouse I built when I was younger.  I stripped the layers of paint off and started removing windows and doors--- I've bought new windows and doors to go in the house and now I have to patch them in.  The bottom floor had a big hole in it so I had to patch that and then I put down a new floor using skinny sticks.  I have to sand and paint the floor still-I'm considering a gray floor.  On the second floor I tore out the walls.  I think there will be two rooms on that floor-a bathroom and a bedroom.  I haven't really decided what to do with the small third floor area yet- it may just get decorated like a simple attic.  I've been busy working on Christmas presents- so I haven't been able to spend much time on this project.  Isn't it so hard to want to work on a house and have to set it aside for other things?

Thursday, October 30, 2014

My last post was June 2013.  Kind of dropped off the face of the earth there, didn't I?  All of a sudden life just got a little overwhelming to me.  I found I wasn't spending time creating like I wanted to or working on my home or even working on myself.  I missed blogging though, so I decided maybe I would try to get back in the habit. This time around I'm going to blog more for myself- to have a record of things I'm working on and thoughts I may be having as I go through my day to day life.  Towards the end of my posting in 2013 my blog felt more like a job and less like something that I enjoyed doing.  Blogging should be fun. 

The summer of 2014 was busy.  We worked more on cleaning up our land.  We added some raised beds to our vegetable garden.  I continued to work on my flower garden and trying to get the fence finished.  The fence is still not finished-but it will get there eventually.

I have just about finished my Flower shop/Bakery dollhouse and the Candy House dollhouse.  My next house to tackle is this kit I bought when I was a teenager-or maybe my early 20's.  I did not put it together very well and I've decided rather than toss it I would give it a bashing.  I forgot to take before pictures-but here is after I started tearing things apart.  I think this is a Heritage by Greenleaf, but not positive.
Eventually it will be pink, gray and white on the outside and lots of pastels on the inside.  This dollhouse may take me a couple of years to finish.

Half of our roof also needed major repairs this fall and has taken up an incredible amount of our time.  There were multiple layers of old shingles that needed to come off with a million more nails in them than normal.  Part of the roof was rotted underneath and that wood had to be replaced.  We are still not completely finished with that project-but the end is getting closer all the time and hopefully the shingles will be on before the snow flies.  I'm tired and sore from all of it-but grateful that my husband and I are still able to do hard work like this because it would have cost us at least 3 or 4 times more than it is if we had hired someone after all of the surprises we have found.  Anyhow- hopefully I'll start to get back to regular blogging again- I really missed it and a lot of my friends that I have met through blogging. If Donna is reading this- thank you for being so sweet and checking up on me.  I look forward to visiting your blog to catch up soon ♥