Saturday, October 31, 2015
Thursday, October 29, 2015
|Degas self-portrait photograph|
|I knew he was home when he could stand in the attic|
Wednesday, October 28, 2015
I bought this unfinished piano from my favorite brick and mortar store http://miniaturedesigns.com it will go in the bay window in the living room of the Painted Lady Dollhouse.
They are always very helpful in assisting me with hard to find furniture pieces to complete sets I have purchased and they also carry many unique pieces in their store and online. They are very friendly and helpful. The piano was out of stock at the time, so I had to wait a couple of weeks. I wish I lived in Atlanta so I could go more often.
I have never stained furniture before so I'm a little worried about messing up such a lovely piece. As an alternative I'm considering painting it an off white color and adding gold accents to tie into the furniture.
|I'm not sure when that happened but it was an easy fix.|
|I am really concerned about finishing the inside.|
Saturday, October 17, 2015
CuteinMiniature! I realized my Halloween party was missing the treats for the kids. I asked Beverly to come up with something and as usual she delivered with her wonderful creativity and amazing talent.
Monday, October 12, 2015
The neighborhood kids are busy getting ready for the "Not So Scary Halloween Party", as part of the invite to the party every child is asked to wear costumes of their own creation. All costumes are to be homemade, no pre-packaged commercially produced costumes, however commercially made items are allowed to create or assemble the parts. Prizes will be given out for the prettiest, most original, scariest and imaginative costumes. Here are some of "their" creations (I used color pencil for "face paint" and to add detail to clothing):
I also covered my dinning room table with a DIY table cloth made from candy corn patterned wired ribbon and an orange handkerchief.
Tuesday, September 22, 2015
I found these paintable clings made by Martha Stewart in the clearance aisle at Michaels. I used Sharpie Markers instead of paint because I was impatient and wanted to see the results more quickly. Twenty clings came in the kit and they have a raised edge like lead. I plan to use them on the front and balcony doors. I have not trimmed them yet just placed them to get an idea of how they will look.
I need to cut a piece of acrylic to fit the front door, so I have a piece of plastic temporary in place.
I don't like how they interfere with looking inside the regular windows, except the bathroom.
Saturday, September 19, 2015
I removed the wire hook and used my mini drill to punch a hole in the top and removed the plug from the light and inserted the cord in through the hole.
|I covered the suction cup with scrap paper and paper flowers and glued on some trim/fringe.|
|I covered the cord later to look more finished|