This week I had Monday off. It doesn't feel like enough after the craziness of last week but it's better than nothing.
So I decided to do something with the dollhouse with the extra time.
I'd been going back and forth on how to access to the loft. I really wanted to do some stairs but there really isn't room for the stairs I wanted to do with the compartments and cabinets under them.
I'd like to do these for another build maybe.
So I started looking for alternatives. A ladder would be the most practical. Space saving for certain. But I didn't want something boring.
I saw this ladder on pinterest and thought a longer version of it would be great for the house.
But of course they don't make anything like this in miniature so if I wanted it I'd have to make it myself.
So that's what I did today.
Now mine isn't as pretty and rounded, and its not stained yet. I need to drill some hand holds in the sides but most of it is done.
A view through the window by the fireplace.
A view from above the loft.
And folded in half.
I attached the extensions to brace it in place while its open but they aren't strictly necessary so I'll end up cutting them down some. I figure I'll stain it with the same stain as the floors but maybe a touch lighter. Not so many layers.
I've got an idea for attaching it to the loft floor. A set of hinges and then a brace that can be taken up and down to hold it up when the ladder isn't being used.
The only other thing I did was start building my fridge. I'm still debating about what color I should paint it. The stove is a dark red. Maybe turquoise? Or something neutral?