This little 1950's doll house was a Hard Rubbish find from LAST August....I was chuffed to find it with it's PERFECT green & red chippy paint....Of course the ICKY wall paper, contact, carpet & interior paint work HAD TO GO....!! When I unloaded the van at the end of the day it came STRAIGHT inside where I pulled it apart & sat it on a bench in the dining area....And that's where it SAT until Saturday of last week....I know what you're thinking but there are some things (** read many many MANY **) you just CAN'T rush hahahahaha....!!!
So this is how it looks now.....I can see it in the bathroom filled with soaps & sponges or perhaps the laundry room with washing powder, cleaning rags & a dish for spare change & it would look lovely in a babies room filled with nappies & lotions.....!!
And so it begins....
Is it ANY wonder it sat around for 8 months waiting for me to take up the challenge...??!
Scraping, scraping....LOTS of scraping....!
After all the gunk was gone & I had a smooth surface to work with, I applied a coat of penetrol followed by two coats of Chalk White satin finish in enamel.
The wall paper is from the 50's & was HARVESTED right out of the Hard Rubbish....!!! I was SO EXCITED to be at the tail end of this project, I actually measured SHORT & had to match a 1.5cm gap (about 1/2 inch) at
the bottom....I don't think it looks too obvious do you....??
Wherever you are, I hope you're having a GREAT week....!!