Just brushing up on some etiquette for the new century. Starting small!
Bo Christian Larsson
30 x 120 x 50 cm
Courtesy and Copyright The Artist and Galleri Bo Bjerggaard
Obviously, I will be making a “Tinybook” of my Instagram pictures in miniature for the dollhouse.
Have I posted enough dollhouse pictures today? Yes? Great! Here’s one more.
Lucky for you I think I’m done blogging for the day.
These are some of my miniature chairs before I wrapped them up. They went downtown last night.
I’m just posting this in case anyone ever needs to buy me a present and isn’t sure what to get. You can give me a miniature chair. Any kind. Anytime. Even if it’s not my birthday or Christmas or whatever and you just felt like buying me a gift. I will always accept mini chairs.
I’m good on rush seat ladderbacks though. Just FYI.
That is all, carry on.
MOAR STAIRS I MADE!
They’re kind of janky still, need some adjustments. I made these inside of an hour, maybe? Not including dry time. But still. They’ll do for now. For now, as in, something really cool and exciting is happening with the dollhouse next month and let’s just leave it at that. (Hint: it has nothing to do with this. Way better.)
So I finally installed window treatments in here! I made them myself, and as I do not sew, these are kind of an achievement for me. All the fabric (including the upholstered pelmet box) is from Scalamandré, and the curtain tiebacks are from Mood.
Also - My roommate totally Rococo-revived my little white piano. Wait till you see the fireplace mantel she worked on, too.
Again - this photo was taken at night with only a floor lamp. We do what we can.
Here’s a better picture of the whole room. and more details:
The dollhouse now has stairs! The black stone staircase was original to the house from when I was a kid, except now it’s been covered in about 5 layers of paint.
The white stairs I made from scratch and it’s definitely to my advantage that no one will actually ever walk on them. The handrail and balusters and whatever that bottom piece is called are made of dollhouse moldings. The steps are these thin pieces of wood from the kids craft section at Michael’s that come in a bag - they’re called like, SHAPES or something. You have to look e v e r y w h e r e when you are sourcing dollhouse materials.
The ceiling grate I found on sale in the beads section of Michael’s. Now, I’m not a jewelry maker by any means but I tried and tried and could not see this piece hanging from a necklace, or even as earrings - could you? It’s just so obviously a miniature air vent.
The window treatment I am not 100% done with - I thought that five feet of ball chain from the hardware store would be enough, but I think I need another few feet to get the best effect - the chains hang about 5” long, and I left them uneven for now. I strung them through a thick piece of tape - you pluck a hole in the tape with a thumbtack and thread them through. Despite my nimble fingers, after threading like, the second one, I was in pain. I persisted through the rest, but am not looking forward to completing it. For the pelmet box, I cut this jewelry box in half.
Is the lighting terrible in this photo? I can’t really tell. The photo was taken late last night, with just a floor lamp shining through the front of the house. I miss having time to shoot dollhouse photos during daylight hours, but I do enjoy having a full time job, so this is how it goes. What do you think?
I just love the paper I used on the ceiling in this room. It always gets overlooked compared to the awesome egg carton rock wall. The staircase is obviously completely out of focus here but I covered it in Krylon Make It Stone.
Dollhouse Roof Garden - In Progress
I finally spent some time updating the dollhouse this weekend! Here’s the latest in my roof garden. This space was completely naked as of Friday afternoon. Now, nothing in this setup is really permanent except for the wall and floor coverings. I still need to make and install actual trellis on the walls, and make planters out of a pair of fluted Ionic columns - they are going to be dripping with ivy - I just need to find some tiny ivy. The plan for this space is “floral explosion”.
I’m really curious about what the inside of the Colonial Revival dollhouse looks like, not because I want to bid on it, but because it has a wee little confederate flag hanging over the front door.
This is the only photo provided. The description says it was made in Schenectady, New York, in 1982. The whole lot (both the Colonial & the Victorian) is estimated at $150-$200. If I had the space in my apartment, I’d totally get them, and rectify the bigger one by renovating it into a miniature post-White House residence for a tiny Obama family, and fill it with little white housekeepers. And then I’d be all like, DEMONS OUT! This house is clear!
From the DISCOVERY Sale, being held today and tomorrow, at Skinner Auctioneers & Appraisers in Massachusetts.