It's been 5 months since I posted anything new here. I haven't been completely out of the blogosphere though, I've been very busy with my other blog Amigurumi To Go and posting crochet toy patterns with video tutorials like crazy!
And some of you might of noticed that this blog, Homemade Obsessions got a new look with some updates too. So I've been here on this blog too, just behind the scenes :)
Anyway, I've got news ~> I've been building a dollhouse again, yahooo! I tell you, once the building bug hits me I just get all consumed! That means every spare moment, when I'm not
doing my other duties that life requires me to do, I'm elbow deep in this house. And it feels awesome to be at it again with my creative juices flowing faster than I can paddle through them!
I say "I'm building" but it's actually a dollhouse gut and flip. I'm turning a regular wooden dollhouse into a tree stump house. Some of you might even remember this old house. I shared it on my facebook page in 2012.. wow, that feels like forever ago now! The house was given to me in neglected condition. It was dirty with peeling wallpaper, shingles missing, the rugs were falling apart and very dirty. So I just did the basic reno with fresh paint and replaced the paper and stripped the floors.
A brief rundown:
1) stripped everything and removed the roof
2) put in wooden floors & changed the layout of the top floor
3) reshaped all windows
4) reshaped interior walls
5) reshaped exterior walls
6) added new roof with extensions on both ends
You can see the house before and after I stripped it in the video but here's all the goodies I salvaged.. it's like a goldmine for a future project :)
|Salvaged all the parts!|
I wanted curves, rounded corners and uneven lines and I achieved it beautifully. I know it's hard to imagine what this will look like by the photos here, but trust me, it's going to be awesome!
Oh! I am totally in love with these new floors. Imagine what they will look like once I get a stain on them , they will be so beautiful!!
Part one of the video diary is right here
I did my best to give tips and pointers as I went along in case some of you have an old dollhouse you'd like to gut too :)
video Part 2 here
video Part 3 here
Thanks for stopping by and come back soon!