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My favourite room is undoubtedly the nursery. Some of the furniture came with the house, a few extra bits were bought cheaply off trademe, all got a spray of white paint as I'm a big fan of white furniture in a nursery. The change table got a new pink top, the cot a duvet, rocking horse a new seat and the stroller got pimped in a nod to Poppet's stroller revamp. I kept the pink on the rocking chair and mod podged a gorgeous piece of gift wrap to the back, so sweet. The floor rug was made from a scrap of Babushka fabric, glued to a red linen scrap, the ends I frayed to resemble tassle edging. I love the wallpaper in this room too, such a cute wee deer print. It's scrapbooking paper from spotlight, as are all the wallpapers.
I recovered the plan toy lounge suite that came with the house. A very time consuming task I might add! The coffee table got a new top, another piece from the same sheet of gorgeous checkered wrapping paper. Very Cath Kidston! I sprayed the lamp white and glued a new shade on, in the same cute pink fabric scrap used in nursery.
The kitchen furniture was all natural wood, just not very me, so out came the white spray paint again. I carefully (not so carefully on fridge) covered all the pink surfaces with masking tape to retain the pink. The scale of furniture was also a bit all over the place, fridge same size as chairs etc... but hey it's ultimately a play doll house. I'm tempted to do a perfectly scaled one, complete with tiny accessories for myself. The wrapping paper came in handy here too, providing a splash back on stove, pretty front to sink and new seat covers on chairs. The table and highchair tray got new oilcloth covers, thanks to the Cath Kidston samples collected by my mother in law, they've come in very handy.
The flooring was my wee splurge, costing the same as house and original furniture (which had been a bargain, so I felt I could justify importing flooring). I bought paper floorboard sheets from here, though you can find printable sheets through google.
The windows still provide the most entertainment.
Here's the jumbled mess it began as.
There's still a few wee touches I want to add to the inside, though I'm limited to child safe accessories. The exterior is not quite finished either. Poppet stood on the veranda railing and broke it, so will be removing and touching up the paint. Mum is an artist (lucky me) and is decorating it, the first photo is a sneak peek. She started today, while I snuck out to do the groceries, childless. I arrived home to Mum asking how I get anything done (Ben had wind, Poppet wanted to run off and paint everything). Very slowly! In fact, I've decided not to mention any projects until finished, as I'm sure many would agree, babies and toddlers are not conducive to high productivity, sigh... lucky for them, they're pretty cute.
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