On the plus side I do have the whole thing framed up and its fairly sturdy. I originally thought I'd have to have angled corner braces for the crossbeams but I found some metal braces at the Home Depot and they worked a treat. So here is the dollhouse case in all its unfinished glory.
|Yes, I know, it's glorious. I'm very proud.|
|This time she didn't want to look at the camera. "Mommy if they can't|
see my face they don't know its me breaking the rules." Right.
|The center is the gold satin, the left side is a plale yellow linen. The darker ribbon |
a deep brown gossgrain that would be a nice contrast if I went in that direction.
The master bedroom I'm fairly decided on though. I've got a fourposter bed with canopy and the bedding comes in an ivory satin. I don't want to redo the canopy of the bed, so I'm planning on augmenting the bedding with a pale blue with white lace. I've got a pale blue gauze which will work very well for the curtains again with white lace beneath them. The wood of the bedroom set is dark in the Victorian style so I want to offset that a bit with pale colors for the bedding.
|It's hard to tell but the gauze is on the left and the cotton is on the right. I like the colors a lot.|
|See what I mean? I'd almost rather make a couple of uniforms for a maid than drapes.|
|It actually looks a lot darker than it is, the problem with a flash or no flash.|
The upstairs hallway I'll do in shades of blue, I've got a nice little rug and that'll be a good space for it. The attic hall outside the girls room I'm planning to use as a sewing nook. So I'll keep it fairly light with a lace sheer for the window and pale curtains. I've got a fairly gorgous purple satin but I can't think of anywhere I'd use it in the dollhouse just yet.
|See what I mean? Gorgeous but it doesn't really match much, unless I did the |
dining room in purple and gold...sounds a little too New Orleans to me though.
|See what I mean? The trim matches perfectly but I'm not sure about the print for a man's library.|
Maybe if I used it as wallpaper and had black or dark blue for the drapes...
Well that's it for today, maybe next week I'll have more progress on the case and I'll be able to work on the dollhouse again. Miho anxiously awaits to see what she can get into next.