Today, I will be showing you the first part of the renovation of the blue house. The first thing I did was repaint the shingles.
One of my girls decided to start working on them herself. Yes, she is her mother’s daughter.
For the flooring, I went to Home Depot and grabbed a ton of vinyl and hardwood floor samples. I hot glued a piece of vinyl in the kitchen to look like granite.
The next thing I did was cut some more vinyl into little two inch squares for the bathroom. I hot glued the “tiles” and then used white puff paint for grout.
Then I added a wall which was missing using two hardwood floor samples. I clicked them together and glued to the floor. It was the perfect size.
I cut some pink polka dot stationery and glued to the bathroom walls for wallpaper and painted the rest white. I used some pink sticker frames for scrapbooking to hang up some “art” in the bathroom which was really some floral patterns from a quilting catalog.
I made a curtain rod using a lollipop stick that I added wooden beads to the ends. For curtains, I cut some pieces of an old receiving blanket and hot glued them around the edges and made a tiny rod pocket.
In the bedroom, I added new carpet with some blue craft felt and hot glue.
I also added some new furniture. I bought some plain unfinished furniture from Dollar Tree and painted it. My daughter picked out the color.
For now, I added some blue scrap fabric to the bed to cover up the awful red checked fabric that it came with. I hope to find some nice upholstery samples to replace it with. Polly Pocket seems to like it though.
The last renovation was in the living room. I added hardwood floors. This was done by using the vinyl flooring samples that look like wood. I cut them into “planks” using a box cutter.
I measured out the planks and marked with a pencil then cut. I didn’t cut all the way through just enough to separate them.
Snapping some of the vinyl flooring in the same manner.
I would bend them at the line and the planks would snap apart like a kit kat bar! Then I just glued to the floor. I had to make some small ones to fill in any gaps at the edges.
- Kitchen Flooring
- Added Wall
- Wallpaper in Bathroom
- Tile & Grout in Bathroom
- Artwork & window treatment in bathroom
- Bedroom Carpeting
- Bedroom Furniture
- Hardwood Flooring in Living room
There is still a lot of work left to do. More painting and wallpaper for the walls and window treatments. Come up with something for the stairs. Then, we need a lot more furniture and decor. That will be the fun part.
Oh, and not to mention, I have a whole other house to do as well. I am becoming obsessed with dolls, dollhouses, and miniature things lately. Have you ever redone a dollhouse?
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