Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Lights and finished painted details in the Dolly House

Where's Debbie been?!?!?!

I have been so very busy that I am not even sure that I know!

We had grandbabies and adult kids visiting for the last 5 days.  I needed to get the Dolly House to a state where one of the families could stay in there as my parents-in-laws were also here staying in the guest room.

So before the baby kisses and cuddles I had a lot of work to do!

This is the "big loft".  This space may display the small cribs and small dolls I have and also be a sleep-over place for the older grandchild.
It is complete with it's own light and switch as well as 2 outlets.

I finished the trim that blends the ceiling below that loft and the beam.  
I am quite please with the results! 

And we put in the ceiling fan which looks beautiful with the stained beams!

The above picture did not yet have the wall sconces up...
here they are!
The walls are NOT that purple.  The true color shows in the other pictures.

Close up of the sconces:

 Here is how they look at a distance showing the true color of the walls.  As you can see, this space was ready for visitors with babies!

Here is the light under the loft.  It was the last light to go up. 
I added a pull chain switch to the light so that I had the ability to shut this light off while the fan could still be running.  I hadn't thought ahead when I put this light and the fan onto the same switch!
The crib in this picture won't be staying in the Dolly House, nor will the white changing table.  
This crib will go into the guest room for when grandbabies visit and the white changing table was purchased for the studio in the main house.  Currently, I have the cherry wood changing table in the studio but it will move to the Dolly House to go with the matching cherry wood crib still in storage.
I may paint the white changing table... 

Speaking of cribs...

My birthday is coming up. One of my best friends gave me her beautiful metal crib as a gift!!!
I have loved this crib for years!
Here is a picture of the crib set up in her house before she sent it:

And here is it resting in my dining room waiting for the Dolly House to be complete:
I will keep it wrapped and protected until it is moved into the Dolly House and assembled.  

I can hardly wait!  

I have the wainscoting for the house and the chair rail arrived yesterday.  The base board molding should arrive today.

As soon as it is all painted and up, and I have enough $$, I can order carpet and an entry way floor!  

For now, I am FINALLY back to work on regular work days as of today.
It has been very difficult to "work" with all that has been going on.

Work has consisted of painting silicones to which I've had about 6-8 hours to spend on over the entire month of September!  

Progress pictures coming when I can get good enough light without moving the curing parts.

I'm happy to be back!

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