But rather than show all of you yet more shingles or things that are a little boring without context... I mean really? How interested are all of you in the flooring? I've got flagstone for the kitchen, marble (fake) for the entryway, dining room and parlor, dark wood for the second floor, and a lighter wood for the third floor. I like it but really...it makes for a boring post.
So I did something a little different. Linda (you remember Linda right? The home improvement/carpentry genius?) suggested I could take before and after pictures. So I've set up the rooms as I'd like to see them and hopefully this will be more interesting for all of us.
So first we have the parlor. I got out my coffee set and and the treats and trays I purchased as well as the piano I got from my grandmother to set up this room. It looks a little bare to me but I'm trying to keep in mind that this was the Victorian age with very full skirts and a lot of furniture wasn't practical.
|The piano is in between the two windows on the far wall.|
|I love this coffee set, my grandmother had one like it if I recall correctly.|
|Our triple tray of treats and the parlor stove behind the side table.|
|The house Siamese rolling around in front of the doorway.|
So next on our tour is the dining room. I don't have the rug for this room yet, the one I ordered hasn't arrived and the one that came with my dining set is really ugly looking. But this room has the dark red seat cushions and will have some artwork on the walls over the sideboard eventually. This is another place I'm debating a chair rail and wainscoting... A lot of work but it would be very cool looking.
|See, a little bare without the rug but you get the idea.|
|A better view of the parlor stove and the sideboard.|
|The mirror is still in the plastic which is why it looks more grey than brown.|
|See? Much fluffyness with the bedding. It's a very female room.|
|I was really excited to find one in blue and white.|
|I found these beautiful little purfume bottles with stoppers that come out!|
|See, it doesn't match but the space looks right with a chair there.|
|I'm getting him a box of cigars and a decanter of whiskey too.|
|The globe is pretty cool, it spins and everything.|
|See she has a stove too. Again the rug isn't quite right. I'm working on it.|
|Her furniture is pretty nice don't you think?|
|I need to work on her bedding too... something less white.|
What do all of you think? Suggestions for me? Requests?
|Tali is investigating... she doesn't belong in the dollhouse but that doesn't stop her.|