Saturday, April 27, 2013

Mini Neighborhood Breaking Ground!

Here is just a peek into the "neighborhood" room. It will feature three scales. They will be 1:12 and 1:24 in this room. The main room will be 1:6. The walls may be decorated with smaller scales.

Here is one half the 1:12 neighborhood room. The houses may not remain in these positions. I know at least the personalities of the families moving in. That gives me an idea how to decorate the houses, which of course, may all change as I go along. So far, I have three 8 foot tables up. This is the bedroom of a one bedroom duplex apartment behind my house that I used for storage which means I had to clear it out first...puff puff...
When I purchased the last two houses, several people asked to see the insides. I have since torn off most of the wallpaper, window treatments  and flooring in the yellow house. I like the inside of the black and white house. After repairing the windows, I won't do too much else to the walls. Unless a family of kangaroos live there, I will need to put another set of stairs going to the top floor where I will add two or three more rooms.

This is what you see when you enter the room
Sorry, it is so dark. Lighting isn't set up in there yet. This the summer resort area in another section of town. More about that later.
What is a resort area without horseback riding? The box set was only $2!

The unfolded inside of another house.
The unfolded outside.
Interior of yellow house.

Two upstairs rooms of the yellow house with the lights on. The top floor has ceiling lights. Downstairs only has outlets.
The interior of the black and white house. Right now, I have the first layer of polyurethane on the bottom left floor.

There is so much to do. I didn't realize I was setting up my free time for the next five years when I came up with this idea! I guess I will be The Great-grandmommy by the time I complete it.  LOL

I plan to put in something green for the lawns. Felt seems too artificial. Real indoor/outdoor carpet seems out of scale. I even thought of velvet. Sigh...we shall see. I know some of my favorite thrift shops are right now drawing just the right materials to them for me to find.

Check out the fire station. I actually bought this for one of my grands who will never know that. LOL It was less than $2! I didn't realize it was a fire station! It is sturdy corrugated cardboard.
The firehouse in comparison to one of the houses. I will add other props in there along with the sofa.
I have so many ideas for other buildings. Promise to keep you posted!

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  1. Awesome! I love your little neighborhood. Let's hope your grandson never reads this blog post. He will want his fire station back. You are making great progress on your miniature houses and the room in general.

    1. Thanks Vanessa!
      This fire station is staying! lol
      I am glad we are doing the neighborhoods at the same time. We can give each other inpiration!

  2. Hi, I love your setup, the direction you are going with it. This is going to be sooo very nice when you finish with all your ideas. Keep us posted...
    I can't wait to see what you create next!
    Warm Regards,
    Loretta XO

    1. Thanks Loretta!

      I am so glad I have you and so many others hanging in here with me. It makes it a lot more fun.
      Lots of XO!

  3. This has to be a fun project. You get to decorate multiple doll houses in different scales. Looking forward to seeing it all.

    Happy Sunday to you!

    1. Yes, Georgia Girl,
      It is my home away from home! What doesn't fit in one fits in the other.
      I took my grandson in there today. He wasn't impressed only wanted to sit and watch Pokemon. LOL!

    2. Oh yes, and a glorious Sunday to you!


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