Dollhouse kit part 2
Hello friends! So today I am finally back with the part two of my dollhouse kit blog. I must admit that I am not 100% finished with the dollhouse still, but I am about 90% done so I thought it would be a good time to wrap up the blog and finish off the dollhouse when I am able to. So to start off, I had to finish up the first floor of the dollhouse. As I explained in my previous post, I had already done the entire kitchen, but now needed to finish up the living room. I went a bit rogue with the couch which was supposed to be a large sectional type piece, but I instead ended up making a more modern couch and chair combo. I did this for two reasons. The first is because its annoying to wrap fabric around small pieces of wood and I didn't feel like wrapping all of the pieces for the sectional. The second is because I wanted to have a small piece of furniture that could cover the hole in the floor where wiring for lighting was meant to go through. I decided not to light this dollhouse or use the pieces and cutouts made for the lighting to go into so I had to cover these up.
After this I made and attached the stairs to the first and second floors exactly as the directions described.
Next it was time to work on the bathroom. The shower was supposed to be much more complicated and was meant to be surrounded by clear panels that simulated glass, but I went for a simpler approach and just added one piece of "glass" to create a shower stall that shared the same floor as the rest of the bathroom. I also added a piece of shiny paper as a mirror and the toilet, artwork and beads and wire to simulate a shower head and knobs. The beads and wire were provided in the kit. I realized I had forgotten to add a wall piece between the bathroom and the rest of the second floor so I added that in and draped a small piece of fabric between the bedroom and bathroom to look like a towel. I haven't fully finished the bathroom and need to add the sink and vanity piece, but I am not finished with those pieces yet.
After this it was time to work on the bedroom. I followed the directions fairly closely for the pieces but just made a few small changes like not adding the actual bulb to the small light on the side table and adding some different art to the walls. I also eventually stuck a cat on the bed because I do indeed have a bag full of small plastic cats. Don't judge me.
Finally it was time for the little office section of the house. I made the desk and bookcase according to the directions but created a different chair for the desk. Instead of a full chair, I made a little stool, again because I was sick of wrapping fabric around little wooden pieces.
So I do still have a few pieces left to finish for the dollhouse such as the vanity for the bathroom. There is also a border I have to add around the office section to simulate a glass wall. I also want to touch up the wall and floor paint in some places, but overall we are done here! Even when given a kit, you can make it your own and change it up a bit! Here is the (almost) finished product!
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