Sunday, June 29, 2008

The Walls Are Going Up !!!!!

For me, one of the most exciting parts of building a new dollhouse, other than the actual acquiring the house in the first place, is putting up the first of the walls. Today, I erected 2 walls, the front wall with the main door and, around the corner, the front left wall. I did take a photo, but will post that at a later date; it's just not all that pretty right now, not that that really matters.

I'm going to stop with the walls at this point and decorate the first floor section of these two before I move on...I'm ready to wallpaper here and put on the bead board: it'll be easiest if nothing else is in my way. I have my wallpaper cut..remember the printie I showed earlier?, but have a few more pieces of the bead board to stain and varnish. ( I DID go back to Hobby Lobby to catch the last of the 1/2 off sale, purchasing more trim and bead board. There wasn't much left of anything.)

My sheets of small circle ceiling arrived earlier than I expected, plus Fed Ex made a shipping error and delivered a package from Miniatures.com that belongs to a dollhouse enthusiast in Honolulu...got to get that straightened out ASAP. Kathleen, I promise it'll get there!!!! I need to pick out the paint I'll be using for the ceiling after I get the ceiling glued to the underside of the 2nd story flooring. I don't care for a stark white, but will find an off-white that'll work soon.

I'm so tickled about having the 2 walls up....it just isn't as much fun until I get to that point for me. I like to think I have patience, but not always. From now on, I'll be spending a lot of time just standing there and staring...letting the imagination run wild.

2 comments:

smehreen said...

Dearest Kathy! I am so excited with the progress on your Garfield!

An idea for the ceiling color, maybe pick the main color from your wallpaper and tone it down with silvery gray to create a tinted neutral color. It will not distract from the beauty of the wallpaper, but will match harmoniously. For example, in my Garfield, the walls are covered in fabric that has beige and light sage prints. So I painted the ceilings a shimmery champagne color that is in the same family of beige.

Love and hugs,
Sumaiya.

Kathy Calhoun said...

As always, I thank you for all your support and comments. It DOES mean a lot to me.

On the birds in my wallpaper, there is the palest of blue and I want to try matching that color.

Sumaiya, I'm so excited about being at the real building stage, sometimes I giggle. I know you understand.