THE DOLLHOUSE IS FINISHED!

I finished the kids’ room.   For those of you who remember the baby shower – these dolls have a Merimekko elephant wall hanging.  And like the original, that wall hanging dictated the room decoration.

Anyone want to play dolls with me?

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The Kitchen Reno is Done

My daughter has a galley kitchen.  Hers is modern and sleek. This kitchen for the HABA doll family is the exact blueprint of my daughter’s  kitchen even if it is a bit old- fashioned.

The kitchen has two openings, just like my daughter’s so that the HABA doll brother and sister can run through the kitchen just like my grandson and granddaughter do.  The young dolls can drive their doll parents nuts just like my grandkids drive their parent nuts – especially when they are trying to get dinner together.

The HABA mother doll can now yell:  “Get out of the kitchen!”  WHAT FUN!

The Kitchen is Still Under Construction

Why should this renovation be any different?  The clients are complaining that the walls are not squared off and they are still in the process of picking out tile.  Plus there is a brick wall, they may want to expose.  They have opted for open shelving to hold and display their water bottle cap plates.  They will be eating out for a while till the kinks are all worked out.

COZY? CUTE? or just plain CRAZY?

OK.  I must confess – I am on Tylenol with codeine because I had to have tooth extracted.  I had a hairline crack under a cap BUT the tooth totally collapsed and I saw stars every time I bit down.  So, I am a little out of it.  So you tell me:  Is the dining room I created for my granddaughter’s dolls COZY?  CUTE? or just plain CRAZY?

And aren’t these HABA  grandparents dolls something out of Heidi?

My daughter asked me to take care of my granddaughter for a whole day – because the child care will be closed and I am planning to play…DOLLS!  I don’t know who will enjoy it more but I think it will be ME!

I FINISHED MY BATHROOM REMODELING! It cost me $ 2.00!

Anyone who knows me, knows that we spent years gutting and redoing our tiny beach cottage.  We did room by room to keep the costs and upheaval down.  And now, 23 years later, the back bathroom needs to be updated.  The kitchen needs upgrading.  And I do NOT want to spend the the time and effort and money that will take.  I dream of a NYC loft.  Well, thanks to having a granddaughter, I have found my outlet.  I tiled behind the bath and the floor.  I “painted” the walls and gave this bathroom the modern, urban look I am so into now.  The remodeling cost me all of $2.00 and it took half an hour.  I am onto remodeling the bedroom!