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Long Weekend!

Hello folks,

I had a nice 4 day weekend. (I took an extra day off after the holiday). I was very productive.

My husband, on his own birthday no less, took me to the dollhouse shop! It's about a 30 minute journey which doesn't sound long when I'm driving to work but somehow this seemed to take forever.

It's a great shop with lots of ridiculously overpriced beautiful things. Here's my haul:

A little lantern, ceiling medallions (wait, are they medallions if they are square?), moulding, velvet carpet, ceiling material, wood flooring, white plastic tile and little stickable paper tiles. And I spent like $100. Huh?

Anyway, I wasted no time! You guys remember the Versailles sitting room, right? Why on earth did I stick on the panels, THEN paint? I painted them white, then tried to do blue around it. Oh it was just a mess.

So I removed the panels and cleaned them up. I was just depressed at all the work, all the measuring, wasted:

So anyway I painted it all. Oh god, it looked terrible:

But then a few coats later... Eh, not so bad:

I'm not crazy about how the paneling looks, since all my little wood stirrers have warped, but it will have to do. (The painters' tape is holding down the warped edges):

But my projects did not end there!:

I put down the marble floor in Josephine's kitchen:

I put up the marble walls and floor in the Spanish house, which is no longer Spanish.

And I got my husband to spray paint the bed in the Spanish house with that "hammered" spray paint. Ignore my crooked windows. I sure do!

I managed to totally ignore the gypsy caravan, which I will post pictures of soon.

So next weekend is all about hardwood floors. Sigh!


  1. Isn't it crazy how quickly all those tiny pieces and up in $$ so quickly? LOL! I adore the blue, and the marble tile looks fab! I absolutely hate to spray paint-- wish I could get my boyfriend to do it for me! You're so productive, I can't stand it!

  2. Oh by the way my husband is only spray painting because I'm pregnant. I usually wear a surgical mask anyway but after my last paint job, even with the mask on, my nose hair was actually white. Yikes. Scared us straight.

  3. I love your "sets". Very cool. Amazing furniture etc. Really talented and a totally obsessed collector. I love it!

  4. Thanks Duke! I needed that today!


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