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
I don't think there should be any exclusivity to dollhouses. I say if it's scaled down, then it's in =0)ReplyDelete
I think on it's side (last picture), there's huge scope for a cool outdoor area. I'm also diggin' the idea that this is a chalet-type-retreat. Looking forward to see what you do with it.
I like the way you think, lady! I honestly haven't noticed any dollhouse snobbery going on, but I recognize that there are true collectors and historians out there. As far as the outdoor area, I hadn't gotten that far in considering the posibilites, so thanks for that!Delete
Oh sure, rub it in when we have sub zero wind chills here! LOL! Im sure you will make the house work wonderfuly.ReplyDelete
Ha Ha, I REALLY wasn't trying to rub it in! We did have a couple of rainy days, does that count?Delete
I'm so into value and can really appreciate where you're coming from. I'd been back into miniatures for more than a year when finally purchased my first house. I like the last configuration you came up with. Very, very creative...I'll stay tuned for the updates.ReplyDelete
It really is my plan to own a modern dollhouse one day, although the thought of having to put it together does not float my boat! I have a place to put it now so this could be the year!Delete
The thing about dollhouse s is that they exist in the imagination, not in the pieces of wood.ReplyDelete
Precisely, and that's why I might pull out the foam core to make my modern dollhouse!ReplyDelete