I bought a new dollhouse last week. :)
Did I need a new dollhouse?
Absolutely not, if you recall, I have two other houses already.
This one, that I left with my friend Richard over the summer, he's wiring it for me. :)
Which reminds me I have to send him some fixtures to put in it!
Wow, this is in far rougher shape than I remember. ;)
And, this one, that my hubby surprised me with, he nabbed if off the curb. I was so tickled when he found it. He wasn't sure I wanted it, but, of course I did!
So, yup! Another house. This one is actually in the best condition of all that I have.
View of the inside. There are two more rooms on the top floor, but you look down on them through the roof when removed or just peek in the windows.
The first thing that had to go was the pink accents. It just really dated it back to the 80's.
I wanted the majority of the house to be a dark charcoal gray.
Many people have suggested using the little paint samples that you can get from your local hardware or paint stores. I was worried about it not being enough paint, but took a chance and only bought the one container. It is just the right amount, thank goodness! This is Besalt D36-7 Paint Pod from Ace.
The white trim was just a bit to stark and bright for me. I toned it down with Oyster White from Ceramcoat. It is just the most subtle difference from white to off white, but, I think it has a richer look to it.
Cutting in around and in between the gingerbread and trim was so tedious!
It's so dark it looks almost black, but it's just a dark charcoal.
And what is more welcoming than a red front door?
This obviously needs a few more coats on it.
Does anyone else think Elizabeth Arden Red Door?
As cute as it is, the quality of craftsmanship is not the best, but, I'm not going to complain all that much, because I am not a builder! Originally, I had the window trim on the third floor painted the oyster color. But, it just cried out how crooked those dormers were, so I painted them black along with the roof. They seem to fade back now a bit.
Still need another coat on that door! That is Folk Art Lipstick Red.
The roof is Crafter's Edition Acrylic Paint , Black.
And, with the roof on. I still have a bit of touching up here and there to do, that blue base must go!
I'm pleased with the progress so far. :)
Amazing what a difference a bit of paint can do, isn't it? :)
I hope all those that are celebrating Thanksgiving with family and friends have a wonderful and safe time. :)