Thursday, February 10, 2011

It's here and only 1 day late for my birthday!

First the Fed Ex man came with a package for my husband. Then the mail man came but didn't bring a dollhouse. Finally, the UPS man (my hero, lol) brought my bungalow kit. I had given up on the kit and decided to start staining the interior doors and trim so I'd be ready.
While I had the stain out I did the floors. These floors don't come with nice wood floors like the other RGT half scale houses. I used a pen and a ruler to make my floor boards. And, you know me, I couldn't resist playing with the furniture to see if the layouts I had in my head would actually work. And they will! Here's the living room - the walls are just leaning. I haven't started construction.
This is the general layout of the kitchen. There are overhead cabinets to hang, too.
The bedroom will be in the middle room in the upper level. I need to trim my rug but everything will fit. The sewing room will be through the door on the right.
To the left of the bedroom is the bathroom. These pieces are plastic ones that I bought from an ebay seller. Each piece was a different shade of cream/white. I painted the tub and toilet to match, stained the cabinet, made the cabinet top look like marble and then added a "glass" bowl sink made from a suction cup. The area under the sink is where the stairs are supposed to come up. I decided not to use the stairs because they take up too much space. This room will have a linoleum type floor so the patched area will be covered.

This is by far the most complicated kit I've ever assembled. The resulting bungalow is going to be awesome but I'm going to have to force myself to take things slowly. So I'm finished for today. I'm planning to read through the instructions again and start fresh tomorrow.


Drora's minimundo said...

Happy birthday!
The half scale bungalow is going to be great. I love what you've already done.

Kim said...

Happy Belated Birthday De!!!! The furniture looks so great in the Bungalow- I love it all, but the living room really fit so well and looks fantastic!! Have fun working on the house :)

De said...

Thank you!