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Sunday, October 7, 2018

Just one more thing...

It seems to be a hassle to update my blog. I start, then decide to just finish this one little project - which leads to another week.

Bashed Victorianna:

Mostly finished the porch. I broke a lot of spindles while working on this. Just missing a couple.
Adding half scale spindles to the shopping list.

Received the holiday rug for the living room.

Picked up some Blue Buffalo dog food for mini Macy May.

Un-bashed Victorianna:

This is how she appeared when I bought her off craigslist a couple years back.
I would still love to get my paws on another.

After some exterior work:

I plan on keeping most of the (some what hideous) decorating as it is, but this railing and the visible steps had to go.

Once I pulled the railing off, I decided to tweak things a bit.
I removed some of the carpet to add a hearth

Using some extra stone I had (textured paper), the hearth was complete.
That is when I noticed the stairs had been glued upside down.

I was actually able to pull the stairs out without ruining any of the wall paper.
I am going to keep the alcove to store fire wood.
Another painting my husband did is on the mantle with some freshly printed brick for inside the fireplace.

Once I get some spindles, I will be able to finish this room.

I don't want to put a lot of money into this house, but it really needs a kitchen. We all know how expensive kitchens are, even in mini.

Years back, my friend gave me an old kitchen design kit that are perfect for half scale. I used some pieces in my Rosedale kit, but still have a lot left over.

To be different, or to go against doll-housery rules, I am going to put the kitchen in backwards.
(Insert gasp here)

I am undecided if I will hang the upper cabinets or not.
(middle cabinet is holding the top cabinets up)

I don't think it will be all that bad.
The kit only came with one sink base, which is in the Rosedale.
Somehow I will add a sink to one of the cabinets

Leon's Mansion:

In my many 'adventures' over the years, the railings for Leon's  home went MIA, or I threw them away. After a quick email to the shop owner, I had new railings within a week.

Another beautiful rug from GreenGypsies to make the dining room complete.

On to the Rosedale:

My plan is to continue to finish this house in various shades of gray.
Not 50 shades of gray - more like 43. 

This is the kitchen that I used the other pieces from the kit.

The attic floor has been finished off.
This will be a sewing room.

The resident of this house just received her exercise bike that she most likely will never use.
It is a ACME magnet from ebay.

Polly Pocket shoes and coat.

Fan and accessories in the bedroom.
I suppose I could have the 50 Shades series  tucked somewhere in this room.

While cleaning up the med closet at work, I came across this container that held some medication samples.

How much did our medication prices go up so doctor's offices could get fancy sample containers?
Anyway -
This will somehow house my broken Bespaq tea cart with a tea set.

Crossing enemy territories (the dog), Lilo managed to make it to  my lap just like the old days.

Sunday, August 26, 2018

Leon vs Victorianna

Over the past couple of weeks I have been bouncing between half scales of Leon's Victorian Mansion and GL Vicotrianna. Both have been neglected and unfinished for a few years.

Leon first

Master bedroom before:

As it stands currently with crown molding, photos and some baseboards.
I need to order more baseboards!!

My friend told me that I seem to be getting sappy in my older age.
Whatever... 😉

The photo in the reading nook came from a magazine. I have had it for some time, but never really had a place for it. It is some what depressing, but we all have some low days. 

I love the way the sun shines through the window.

The only attention the hall received was a deep clean.


The image on the wall is another one that my husband painted.

I am attempting another turtle tank.
Just add water...

Girls room before the maid serve:

This rug is very similar to what my daughter had in her room when she was younger.
Purchased from My Mini World

My daughter was the consultant for what art would be appropriate for the walls. 

A couple photos for the bathroom.
This is the only room that needs crown molding - conveniently cropped out of the image.

Leon's living room

The print on the wall is one that I bought my mom many years ago.

 Leon's kitchen - by far my favorite mini room.

I didn't realize how badly we needed hand towels until I saw these little guys from Country Mini.

On to the Victorianna

This house turned into a Christmas theme all because of the tree. I bought it from
  Happily Ever After a couple years ago, but did not have a place for it.
She (the tree) found her way into the Victorianna's living room, and hasn't left since.

I have been busy wrapping presents and finding Christmas decor.
I have a holiday rug for this room ordered.

While searching for Christmas wall art, I found this squirrel print.
I absolutely love this print and need to order it for our home.

Santa also hangs in my full scale room box. 
This print my mom has in her real life living room.

Christmas cards in the kitchen.
Do people even send cards anymore?

Cooking with Santa.

Is he pouring wine in that bowl?

So far the bathroom is spared from Christmas.
The print on the wall is another my husband painted.


New art for the master bedroom

Twin boys room - another favorite.

My teen consultant informed me that the purple is not cool, so this teen has some black bedding.
The dog image is of a Blue Heeler, what my daughter has.
You can't see the print, but it says
'My best friend never says a word to  me'

My daughter picked the posters.

I was reprimanded for putting Thor in a closet.
For shame.

I stated to trim out the house, but I kept bumping the delicate pieces.
Thankfully I have more to spare.
Once the baseboards and other trims are in, I can place the rest of the fancy trim.

The porch is even getting some attention. 
I didn't care for the railings that came with the kit.
I have another Victorianna that I purchased built - she can keep her original pieces once her rehab starts.

The railing that comes with the Houseworks stairs is much finer than the regular Housworks porch railing.
I need to search for some nice railing soon.

Misc pics

Foreman check out the exterior windows

Cats vs dog. The 16 year old scrawny black cat always wins.

Occasionally my cat will let the dog in the craft room to join us.

This is how my daughter spent her first day of her senior year.
My husband took her and a friend to an amusement park.

My people.
Love looking off our deck to see my kids visiting.