Saturday, 20 August 2011

Drum Roll Please....


It's finished!! The flooring has been put in (although still needs sticking down and sanding at the front) but here we go!!

I am so, so pleased with the result! I got the flooring sheet from my favourite ebay shop 'Little Green Workshop' for a bargain price of £6.99. (Their website is: It came with the promise of ease of use and I can totally pass the promise on- it really does.

I didn't need anyone's assistance in this which goes to show that anyone can use it! Hahah. It cut very easily and sanded well. You can see from the picture below that once you've started to cut the wood, it just breaks off very easily.

The backing is just thick paper and I think it might be sticky back stuff but it's not peeling off well so I'm going to attempt to glue it straight down.

So you've got an idea of size, I took this photo with a 1p piece on:

It would fit most standard rooms I think.

Finally, I'm not really sure what it is, but Little Green Workshop sent me a freebie, which is always lovely! I think it's meant to be a pot for a tree or something but I will put it in the shop once it's decorated :)

Next project: BATHROOM!

Jess x

Thursday, 18 August 2011

One (almost) down, four (ish) to go!

Hey guys! It's almost done! I only need to do the flooring and that room is 100% complete. We've tweaked bits here and there so here's a quick run-down:


In my last post, I said that my grandad was going to cut a bit of the dado rail away to allow the stairs to sit perfectly against the wall- well, taaaadaaaa!

A word of warning

I honestly don't know where I'd be without my grandad (in life, as well as DIY). I thought it seemed odd that he hadn't measured the dado and skirting right up to the edge until he explained that if he had done, we wouldn't be able to shut the door! It had totally not occurred to me! Anyway, here's a photo so you can see what I mean:

Many apologies for the picture quality; I'm still using my phone!


Ah, the chicken and egg scenario. What comes first- the flooring or the skirting? I posed that very question to the Dolls House Emporium message boards but went ahead and did my own thing before remembering to see what everyone had put. Naturally, 100% of replies stated flooring and what had I chosen to do? Yup, you guessed it. Skirting. Oh well, some things never change!

Almost Completed!


Sunday, 14 August 2011


Yey! I've hit 50 followers! Thank you so much for sticking around guys, and for the few that have joined since my last post! I'm so glad so many of you are enjoying what you're reading.

Since my last post, I transported my dolls house down to my grandparents as my Grandad is very interested in the house. I've been so busy at work (and I didn't think my DIY skills could stretch to it..) so Grandad very kindly did my coving and dado rail for me. And what an excellent job he has done!

He's left a gap at the top which will allow the stairs to slot in nicely:

As you can see, the close up has two little bits that have had to be cut from another piece as, rather typically, one piece wasn't quite long enough. It's hardly noticed when the stairs are in, though.

The dado rail needs to be amended to allow the stairs to sit flat against the wall- we (like that- 'we' haha) decided it would be easier to cut a little bit away once the stairs were put in properly.

Something I've also done in this house which I didn't in my Wentworth Court was to continue the wallpaper and details on to the door. I saw someone's dolls house done in this way once before and I thought it was a beautiful touch- it literally looked as though you'd opened the side of a real house.

As you can see, I'm still yet to add the skirting. I haven't actually stuck the skirting down yet as still working on the flooring. My fiance's dad works away a lot on business and every time he stops for coffee he grabs me a handful of stirers so I can create a wooden floor. Very nice of him :)

Almost finished one room! So excited to work on the next!

Jess x