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Committment Issues

So I was all excited to show my mom my Gypsy caravan and the "Versailles Sitting Room" I'm working on. She's a seamstress, has been known to just reupholster a couch just for a change (no slipcovers for her). She makes her own tablecloths, drapery and loves a craft project.

I said to her, "Here's the dollhouse I'm decorating." She says, "Oh the one you already decorated?" Touche, Mother, touche.

She's right:

First life:


Living Room Close up:

Then I made Josephine's apartment more New Yorky by moving her up a level and putting a store on the first level.

Which has now been a new age store, a cafe and just a place where random items hang out en route to another project.

And now the former kitchen, now sitting room getting its final (?) makeover.

Dudes, I have a problem. I'm so terrified to commit. I envy those of you who build a diorama, then take it down after you take photos. I can't be that girl. I agonize for ages about what to do with furniture. Because when you're done, you're done? Unless you can tell me how to remove acrylic or hobby paint from plastic. Sanding?

I think my real problem is in my impatience. I'll decorate a room though I have just a few scraps of tissue paper or something. Then I'll look at it later and think how ridiculous it is. Then I have to redo it. I refuse to wait for extra money and time to go pick up wallpaper or something. Do you know I used to try to paint barbie stuff with Crayola poster paint? Hey, at least it washes off.

Anyway guys I'm just going to make a leap and go for it. When I painted my bedroom "hot hooker pink" (as my bff called it) I never regretted it for a minute. Really what's most important is realism, right folks?



  1. We're so totally separated at birth, lol. I have huuuuge commitment issues too, especially when it comes to colors. I mean, I love EVERY color-- how do I decide? That's why I have a huge box of unpainted stuff, and another huge box of identical items in various colors, lol. I'm a mess!

    I'm also totally guilty of being too impatient to wait until I get the right stuff to get started-- Who needs to buy green paint when I already have blue and yellow, right? Forget the fact that I am never going to be able to mix up just the right color I'm dreaming of-- let's just waste 3 hours giving it a shot, eh?

    I love all your rooms (The JA sofa looks great against that wallpaper.) so whatever you do is sure to look terrific! Hope you can manage to take the leap and just go for it-- you'll be my hero, lol!

  2. Thanks Smidge. I know what you mean. Well, if it turns out terribly, I'll just rip it all out and start again!


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