This week in the dollhouse challenge: some paint and wallpaper decisions, a new mirror and acknowledging my limitations.
I finally committed to a paint color – a mix of brown, gray and white – for the upstairs room, and I added the wallpaper to the living room – as in, it’s glued now and there’s no going back. The polka dot paper is sized and ready for glueing and I think I should do it now before I lose my nerve. I thought decorating a dollhouse would be like designing a website. But making decisions in the real (um, dollhouse) world is much more permanent, and I’m constantly afraid of doing something I’ll regret.
I also made a new mirror for the living room, which has really tall walls and needs some needs something to break up the space. I saw this Jonathan Adler-inspired dollhouse decor and thought the mirror design would work well for my dollhouse. Now I’m wondering if it’s too violent looking for a child’s dollhouse. See there’s that regret again.
I made the mirror using toothpicks and a small craft mirror:
Here’s the finished product in the living room:
And finally, I’m realizing that making dollhouse furniture is much harder than I thought. I think the living room sofa (and maybe a few other large furniture items) will need to be purchased. I’m going to stick to the small stuff like mirrors, tables, lamps and art.