Sunday, July 1, 2012

Daviot House Begins...


    

         First things first, thank you for all your wonderful comments and support - I logged on yesterday to the lovely surprise that I have 'broken' the 100 followers mark!  Thanks so much!  It's hard to believe sometimes...

      Daviot House has finally arrived, and I have been throwing every spare minute I have at it, though I don't get so many of those, so progress is a little slow.  I have constructed the house, except the front, as I want to take that off to decorate more easily.

      The MDF was fairly easy to put together, though it tends to swell quite a bit when wet/glued/plastered/painted, which is the reason I had to put ot together before painting.  But otherwise I was pretty pleased with it - just made well enough to last, but basic enough to make my own.  Thanks Ted!


            I have been a little too hasty with the hall floor - I will have to do it again, but it gives me a good 'visual' as to the space and the effect I want.  The parlour fireplace now has a new home, though I will probably add a few more embellishments.  

The door on the left will lead to a stair turret (eventually!), the back door will lead to the kitchen behind the house.  So, for the moment, we are lacking stairs and a kitchen.



     This is the bedroom - as you can see, I have plumped for the alcove bed - it was just too quirky to resist.  But also, I chose it for two reasons:  one, the house is not a grand one, and would not have had the budget for a large fourposter.  Second, this room is on the small side, so an alcove bed makes for the best use of space.  I have to admit, it is slightly narrow, but that won't be too noticable.

    

      The study is on the ground floor, under the bedroom, and has the same proportions, but I had some spare flooring I put in to get a sense of the room.  I have been planning this house for so long in ly head that it is nice to actually have something physical to play around with.  The room does look a mess at the moment, but it will clean up nicely!


    I have so, so much to do, but that is half of the pleasure of this hobby, isn't it?  I'll post as soon as I have something worthwhile to look at, for now it is just raw walls and doors!



                                         Jonquil






5 comments:

  1. It is always nice to work on a new house, I guess? Congratulations, Jonquil. Have fun with building and the changes. I'll follow the progress.
    Greetings, Ilona

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  2. Lover it so far Jonquil
    Keep up the great work
    much love
    Simon

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  3. Todo lo que muestras tiene muy buen aspecto, creo que será una buena casa de muñecas. Estaré atento al resto de avances.

    ¡Un abrazo enorme y enhorabuena!

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  4. The house looks good so far, and full of possibilities, I really like dolls houses when they are at this early stage, wondering how they will end up looking. Good luck!! I can't wait to see your alcove bed!

    regards
    Andy xx

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  5. You're certainly off to a great start with this. The excitement when a new property arrives with all it's possibilities - you can't beat it!

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