Tuesday, 22 June 2010


So here is the house, dry built! Yey! I cannot include the front panels or the roof panels because they are obviously attached with hinges and I haven't got round to that yet. But it's somewhat reassuring that I have managed to get it all together like this! Tomorrow, I shall glue it. I did consider painting the ceilings first but I think I will paint them after gluing so if I do get paint on the other walls, I can paper over them last. My greatest fear regarding the house is that the walls expand with the paint or wallpaper paste and it no longer slots together!

I have decided that my shop is going to Edwardian. I bought a lovely little book from
http://www.amazon.co.uk/ last week which is going to really help me choose the correct decor. I would really recommend the books in this range- they are small enough to put in your handbag but very imformative and have loads of photos of all the rooms in an Edwardian house, including the exterior.

Until next time!


Wednesday, 16 June 2010

And so the fun begins!

Well here it is, all unpacked and ready to get started. There is actually not quite as much wood as I thought which is somewhat comforting! My DIY skills are really terrible. I even had to meet with my head teacher, head of year and form tutor to make a case to drop technology as a GCSE. Needless to say, they agreed.

I am particularly impressed with the windows that I got with the kit. They open and close and I love anything with attention to detail.

Speaking of attention to detail, have a look at the doors that were supplied with the kit! They are brilliant...

Finally, I have something that will make you chuckle. Without sounding like a broken record... my DIY skills blah blah blah...check out the instructions (the only instructions...)

Oh dear. Well, here goes...


Welcome to the Curiosity Shop

Hello! Welcome to my blog! This will chart my progress of building, decorating and furnishing this lovely little dolls house store and living quarters. I must admit now, DIY has never been my strong point and I usually rely on my grandad to do it all for me, but this time I am determined to give it my best shot! The photos you can see show the completed house although today the house is in bits on my bedroom floor, ready to assemble. I am looking forward to the challenge and hope you will stop by every now and again to see my progress.