Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Blog Laziness

I admit I've not taken the opportunity to blog the past couple of weekends, and I'm feeling a bit guilty because of it. So I figured I'd pop on tonight & share some "before" photos of my latest acquisition, probably the dollhouse most coveted on my wishlist for 3 years now. Even though I own a kit for this house, it has sat in a corner of the closet upstairs in my craft room, as it's much larger & scarier than the small kits that keep it company in that closet.

Then what should appear on a Craig's List ad but an assembled Beacon Hill! I jumped right on it, had the seller send more photos of the house, including the interior. The good news is that the exterior is done. The bad news is that interior is not. Or maybe that's not bad news after all, because I've had a vision for the Beacon Hill for quite some time. In a dollhouse display room full of pretty pastels and an occasional Tudor, I don't have a dollhouse that says autumn. You know, piles of colorful leaves in the yard, pumpkins on the porch, the smell of some seasonal baking wafting through the insides (or at least the miniatures indicating some seasonal baking lol).

So here are the before pictures of my Beacon Hill, which I get to transform into an autumn beauty, both inside & out. Plus I get the added bonus of learning to electrify a dollhouse.

The blue isn't a terrible color but it doesn't fit with my fall theme. I'm deciding right now on a new exterior color for the siding, something in the red or orange family. The chocolate shingles will work though with the fall coloring I think so they'll stay. May add some railing to that balcony because the window above the porch actually is an opening door, so why not have a little balcony for the future residents to enjoy?

So stay tuned for more on the Beacon Hill. But first, as I order the supplies I need to complete the interior, I'll be sharing some blogs on my first ever dollhouse build, the Paw Prints Pet Shop in the town of Littleton. More to come!

1 comment:

  1. i am not sure how to contact you but i saw on the web that you had a Granville house kit for sale. Is it still available? I would love to purchase it for my wife's birthday.