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Saturday, 24 August 2013

Number One The Priors... Part Three

Final part of Number One The Priors, then we will be going on to make and decorate ....
For the spare bedroom I painted two pink Barbie bedside cabinets white (not finished yet as I need to paint the knobs and roses). For the light I used a draw knob
 The headboard is a table mat


  This light is a Christmas ornament and I threaded a piece of cord through the hook made a hole in the ceiling and tied it off, holding it in place with tape.
 Vase a junk shop find with a bunch of glitter flowers
 The bed base is a cut up FR doll box.

 The wall between these rooms needs some urgent attention but for now a screw holds the wall in place.
 The children's bedroom. I found these cots on eBay a couple of years ago but I don't think you can get them now? Amber 'Bashette' http://bashetteironworks.com/index.html made the bedding but at the moment I can't find Dawn's bedding (far right)??? I found the painted cupboard on eBay. The round mat is a place mat.
 The wallpaper is actually gift wrapping paper. As it's a lot thinner than wallpaper you need to be careful about what you use to stick it to the board I used a spray adhesive.


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 In the attic the nanny's room.
 Blue door in the background is a Sindy door
 I made the re-ment unit a little taller with a piece of 10mm form board at the base and added a shelf along the top.
 The sink still needs another coat of spray paint. Spraying is easy so long as you can do it outside or in a well ventilated room.
Again the walls are miss shapen   from not being fixed in place when made. The wall tiles are sticky tiles for vamping up your kitchen or bathroom.

  The last room in Neal and Sarah's home (1 The Priors) is the nursery.
 A bit of a junk room still but I love my night garden wallpaper.

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Next week I'm going to show you how to make a simple room box.... then we will look at different ways to decorate your room.

Wednesday, 21 August 2013

Airport takes off

OK, so I'm starting to run out of ideas for headers! LOL But I have started work on the airport terminal....
Had to redo the top shelf and divide into two parts removing the centre  section... took dad and I the whole day!!!!
 This is what we are left with
 Now to place what items I have and work out if it will all work?
The box in the background will be the lift between floors. It started life as a plastic display case 
Found this 'airport' case thing on Ebay and took it apart

 Got to have your duty free shop
 and upstairs... well you can see my hand but as well as that we will have a coffee shop and a seating area where you can watch the planes fly in and out. This will be the arrivals lounge





 Back in departures you get a better look at my lift.

Monday, 12 August 2013

Number One The Priors..... Part Two



TWO
 In the living room I fixed the lights to the ceiling with white electricians tape... it don't work!

 Floor again sticky back plastic. Now I know people have been looking for this one http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/FABLON-ROSEWOOD-BLOCK-WOOD-Self-Adhesive-STICKY-BACK-PLASTIC-VINYL-FILM-/150932897710?pt=UK_Wallpaper&hash=item23244d3fae

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/WOOD-EFFECT-STICKY-BACK-PLASTIC-1-5-meter-X-45cm-NEW-WOODGRAIN-LIKE-FABLON-NEW-/160541714952?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_3&hash=item2561082a08

I have a confession.... I'm frightened of DOORS! OK, with the ready made ones by Pedigree for Sindy I'm fine. But if your going to use these they will only work with 3mm foam board. They are also not very tall and will not work with those giants Fashion Royalty!
 http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/VINTAGE-PEDIGREE-SINDY-DOOR-PACK-IN-BOX-/261256231506?pt=UK_Doll_Bears_Dolls_EH&hash=item3cd415ba52

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Rare-Vintage-Pedigree-Sindy-1984-Boxed-Mint-Unused-Door-Pack-44437-/181180076694?pt=UK_Doll_Bears_Dolls_EH&hash=item2a2f2c9296

It's trying to make my own I can't get my head around. So we will be learning together with both foam board and wood (I might even try out a saw?)

 The drinks cabinet started out pink but I painted it. And there we have it another conundrum, to paint or to spray? Undercoat? What paint and how? Coming soon....

 Most of my furniture is painted Barbie or Sindy with a touch of Gloria but I do have some good pieces. Most of these are from Karen Kolkman, Kimberlee HSD (they no longer make furniture though) and Amber 'Bashette' http://bashetteironworks.com/index.html
Now wallpaper... I love samples. Not sure how it works in other countries but in England I just look in the wallpaper department in my local DIY store and cut a piece off the sample role.
The fireplace is also from Sindy and it can light up. It started life cream and I spray painted it.

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 The kitchen units are vintage Sindy. I can't decide if I should paint or cover? I will show you how to do both and see which one works the best?

The table has been re painted by Amber 'Bashette' http://bashetteironworks.com/index.htmlI think it started life from Pottery Barn?
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In Neal and Sarah's bedroom I went for a hint of art deco with this wallpaper. The dressing table is a jewel box and the chair was a tea-light holder. The lamp was painted silver (it started life pink)

 This light is a Christmas ornament and I threaded a piece of cord through the hook made a hole in the ceiling and tied it off, holding it in place with tape.

 Behind the bed i wanted a room divider that let through the light. This is from a much larger piece used as a radiator cover. There are also many company's out there who will make to measure.  This one is in England http://www.jali.co.uk/
 The gaps at the top of the wall will go once the coving has been added
 I need to put a door in as well.
 Behind Neal and Sarah's bathroom is their dressing area, I'll be showing you how to make this as well.

The radiator towel rail is a trivet from IKEA 
 As we all know Barbie furniture is a little small for the FR dolls and this is an easy quick fix... an FR doll stand base.

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