Thursday, May 27, 2010

Moving Things Around

One night, a couple of weeks back, I was sick and up all night.  While I was sitting on the couch, watching Martha Stewart, this huge-I MEAN HUGE-idea came to me.  I have an odd layout in my faimly room, and the Chateau Chanticleer being on the only window wall did not help.  The photos don't show it very well-use your imagination.  AND I know I look like a hoarder, but all that stuff goes in the dollhouse.  All I have to do is put on the doors and roof and the Chateau will be ready to finish (it should take 6 to 12 more months).  Any way, these are the BEFORE pictures.

The terra cotta leather chairs use to be on the right.

I am so excited we did this.  I can not believe there is sooooo much stuff in building a mini house.  Anyway, you can certainly see how crowded it was.  The base the house sets on is 3 ft X 6 ft.  So below are the after pictures.  I love it.
Now the doll-house is in the useless corner and the chairs fill out the seating area.  Now all I have to do is get the doll house finished.  I really can not believe we did this.  And I really can not believe I did not think of it sooner.  Before I had a swing arm wall lamp between the chairs.  I don't need that now, so I think I am going to put the lamp to the right of the dollhouse so that corner is not so dark.  There is going to be a conservatory on the right side of the house and it will need to be illuminated. 

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Making Plans

Sorry, no pics today, just ideas.  I have been sick for two weeks and have done NOTHING.  I am very aggravated about that.  But, while sitting on the couch last night, suffering, I had a whopper of an idea.   I was watching Sarah's House and saw a living room she did-the light bulb came on.  I am going to move every thing around in the family room, esp. Chateau Chanticleer.  I have an odd shaped family room, and after everything is moved around, my new mini house (which is still in the box) and the adobe will all have a place to live.  And there will be more seating for real people.  It is probably going to take 4 to 6 months to do-I will send pictures when it is done.
Another road block is I am waiting for sconces and lights to arrive.  I could be sick as a dog, and still work on the Chateau if I had all the parts. 
Going to the Dallas Mini Show this weekend-if you see me, stop and say HI!