I finally moved it off the floor, added a board for its future yard, put it up on the desk and scoot it up against the wall for now.
Back at the beginning of March I went to the best garage sale EVER! It was St. Louis' Miniature Museum's annual garage sale! Oh it was wonderful! I got tons of stuff for a little bit of nothing. I laid it all out on the counter for you to get a little peek at...
As you can see, I got wallpapers, flooring, furniture and all kinds of great stuff. I really like the hall stand in the upper left hand corner (behind the chairs), isn't it cute?! Most of the bags were 50 cents to a dollar a bag! So exciting! I used a lot of it in the blue farmhouse and some on the 2nd floor of the Curiosity Shop. I'll show you the Curiosity shop real quick and then I'll get to the rooms. :)
If you want to see the first floor better, click here.
Okay, as for the house...we'll start out on the side porch with a little peek at the kitchen...
I just noticed that the door trim needs paint on the edges! I had not even noticed that before! You better believe I'll be down there painting that as soon as I'm off here! :)
Below is a straight on shot of the kitchen. I added the lace valances, made and put up the shelves, assembled the kitchen table and chairs from a Chrysnbon kit and added the wainscotting. I have two different fruit bowls on the table trying to decide which one I wanted to use for the centerpiece. The apples are a little off scale but I thought it added a cute touch being bigger.
It will be fun filling the shelves with just the right stuff!
I need your opinions on the door. Should I paint it blue to match the trim or leave it the wood color?
Notice the hanging kerosene lamp, I got it for one dollar and it was new in the package! Regular price $15!
I will be looking for just the right rug for under the table.
This middle room on the first floor was originally going to be the dining room but I decided in order to have an authentic farm house kitchen I needed to have the table and chairs in the kitchen and not in a dining room. So the Library got moved from the 2nd floor down to where the dining room would have been.
I will be replacing the wallpaper when I find "just the right paper". And the pretty vase on the floor will go on a stand when I find "just the right stand".
And then we have the parlor...
I added the wallpaper which I just love! And look at the portrait over the mantle, I got it at the sale in a bag of goodies for a dollar. It's an antique brooch! The brick fireplace will get moved up to the master bedroom as soon as I find "just the right mantle". The curtain is there temporarily, I will be adding deep red velvet drapes to the windows as soon as I get them finished.
As for the parlor set...I know it looks dreadful but I'm trying to find out if it is really antique and if it is do I still paint it or what? I could leave it as is and use it in a haunted house some day? Does anyone know anything about them?
In the photo below you can see the foyer. I added the tile (that I got from the garage sale), and there's that cute hall stand! And look at the matching corner chairs. Again the table is the black wrought iron that I should probably paint brown because I really like it there.
That's it for the first floor, now for the second floor. Above the kitchen is the girl's room. I made the curtains out of a vintage hankie. There's the youth brass bed that I got from the miniature garage sale. And the doll buggy too. I just got the dresser, desk and chair at a flea market here in town. I will be adding more stuff a little at a time.
We'll skip the middle room because it is empty at the moment (former Library) and move on to the master bedroom. I have shown you this room before and really have not changed it too much. The fireplace that is down in the parlor will go against the right hand wall as soon as I find a different one for the parlor. And I will be adding a sitting area when I find "just the right pieces" and replace the rug when I find "just the right rug". I have a lot of "just the right pieces" to find, don't I?
And now for the attic...
the room below is the boy's room, I just need some furniture for it, and wallpaper. Boys really only need toys anyway right? I got the rug for a dollar at the miniature sale.
The middle room is the sewing room...
I will need a rug to cover that seam in the flooring! And new wallpaper.
And to the right of the sewing room is a storage room. I will make it look like an unfinished room, no wallpaper here.
I want to make it look like my friend's room, which is the exact same farmhouse!
Here is her room, isn't it great?!
I'll leave you with a view of the whole thing...
Thank you so much for visiting and I hope I didn't bore you too much! Take care and have a wonderful weekend! I plan to, I am going to a Miniature Show in St. Louis on Saturday!
I am linking up to the following parties, please come and join in the fun.
SHOW AND TELL FRIDAY with Cindy
HOME SWEET HOME with Sherry
AMAZE ME MONDAY with Cindy