Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Farmhouse bedroom - done!

I can finally show you the finished farmhouse bedroom.
It was going to be the master bedroom but I'm not so sure now.
It's a very pretty room!

Here's the room before - although I'd already done the ceiling before I remembered to take a 'before' pic.

There's a special glassed in area for the bed.

I love to add little references to favourite movies and books in my dollhouses. Sometimes the references are hidden, not this time though!
I fell in love with the colours and cinematography of 'The Grand Budapest Hotel'. 
It's a wonderful quirky movie!

I saw the beautiful wallpaper in a dollhouse on the internet and I tracked it down.
The currency exchange rate with the NZ dollar is not so good these days so it cost a small fortune!
But it was worth every cent.
I bought two sheets of wallpaper this time! Nearly used all of it. I thought it might be a bit overpowering to have the wallpaper covering every wall in the room so I made panels of it for this space.

Now like I said at the start - it was supposed to be the master bedroom.
It's possibly too pretty for a master bedroom...and I had a single bed sitting on my work table so I tried it out in there and just looked like it belonged. So this might have to be a child's room or nursery perhaps.

I really wanted a fireplace in this room.
I found a real life fireplace I liked and did my best to create something similar in miniature.

Finding something to make that ridged backplate with was a challenge!

Another challenge was getting the floor the colour I wanted.
At last count there had been nine layers of paint and stain applied and removed from the floorboards. I'm finally happy with how they look! 

The wardrobe uses the space at the end of the stairwell in the hallway.

The window in the door lets you see through to the hallway.

The 'Crossed Keys' in the transom window are another reference to 'The Grand Budapest Hotel'.

This is now my favourite room in the house.
I am thrilled with out it's turned out...and I'm in love with that wallpaper!

So now the last part of the dollhouse to renovate is the attic - which will become the Master Retreat - as they would say in a fancy decorating show.
Work has begun...but as usual just when I get started life starts throwing all sorts of 'real life things to do' at me!

More to come...