I've noticed that a few of you have recently purchased or constructed dollhouses or room boxes. I really envy you because you have the architectural details that I'm craving. I don't own a dollhouse so I've been working with the IKEA Lekman and the IKEA Glasshouse. While I was out Christmas shopping, I spotted this little house for $40 at Tuesday Morning and thought it would satisfy my needs for a little bit. I put it together in about three minutes with ten fat wooden screws. The box says "Ages 5+", and I think it was intended for a five year old to put together. Ahhh, just my speed!
This house came with 34 pieces of furniture and a few pieces are just screamin' for a makeover. I'll get to that on one of those dark, cold, dreary days, when it's too cold to go out and..... oh yeah, we don't get those kind of days, so no tellin' when I'll get to that little project.
It's actually a cute little house and I could see a lot of possibilities. It has two stories and the partition creates four rooms.
Then, I actually measured the first floor (the dimensions weren't on the box) and the ceiling height is only seven inches. Very disappointing, but I could possibly get away with it and I can still use the second floor. So, I removed the partition and second story floor for some further exploration. I don't know.... it's looking like a combination of the Lekman and the Glasshouse to me!
This is going to take some thinking out-of-the-box and I have no problem flippin' this baby..
Uhhhh....not so much.
A little better with one eye covered.
I'm seeing possibilities. I think it's workable. I'm determined to use this structure (dare I say dollhouse with real collectors in the midst?)
I'm gathering things for another scene but I have no idea which of my three structures I'll use. Decisions, decisions.
Gotta go! Beany