lunedì 11 agosto 2014

{ My Dollhouse } The living room

Hi girls!
First of all thank you for the wonderful messages: thank you for your love, you have really moved me!
These passed months have been really heavy, and not only psychologically ... being back here with you fills me with joy ...
I hope to contribute regularly to my blog, to reciprocate your affection giving you some nice moments of lightheartedness.
One of my greatest desires is this: go back to living my passion for miniatures as such, with spontaneity, with joy, for the sheer pleasure of making your eyes glittering!
I will also try to make something nice to put in my Etsy shop, which has been empty for several months: I love it when one of my creations travels the world, because a part of me traveling with her, for be part of your lives ... 

But back to work at the dollhouse.
As I said in my last post, I realized the professional studio in my house. To do so without spending too much money, I used the furniture that I had already changing their look.
Thanks to the chalk paint (the homemade one), I renewed the furniture of my room and I did a very friendly studio... at least for me it is.
In the same way I thought to do with my miniature house.
For one thing, not being more attuned to the room, I decided to repaint it white.
So I thought it might be nice to rearrange the interior, taking advantage of what I already have.
The furniture is in fact always to my taste, what I do not like the most are the colors.
By now I realized that the white and cream are my favorite colors: it's beautiful to wake up surrounded by this white cloud!
So I decided to try the chalk paint on the house and also the furniture and found out that it is just as easy!
I like her matte and porous effect: I really love it! 

The first room to which I have started to work is the living room.
First I repainted the floor ... but I believe that soon I will make it shabby... I'm not sure to leave it simply white ...
So I thought it would be a good idea to change the color of the walls, because the vertical stripes of the wallpaper and its color were no longer attuned to the floor, now white.
So I repainted the walls a cream color, so to create a slight countered with the floor. I have not painted the decorative border: it seemed to me it could be very pretty even with the new style ... you like it?
The next step was to paint the furniture.
I admit to being quite hesitant. For a long time I thought of it, but I had never had the courage.
Now I say to you instead ... why not doing it before ?? 

As you can see in the pictures I also painted the fabric, always using the homemade chalk paint: the final effect is amazing !!
This type of paint sticks to any surface, and then allowed me to relook my miniature furniture in speed without having to give a first coat of primer!
It 's great!
You've never tried it?
Just take opaque water-based enamel and some plaster of Paris, mix 4 parts of enamel with 1 part of plaster and you will get a paint that requires no primer and that has a perfectly matt finished: I can no longer do without!
Of course, the living room renovated so it is not finished. 

I am also undecided whether to paint the cabinet ...
I will also add some pictures, some pillows, a new carpet (this is made from paper ...), new curtains ...
I have already changed the fireplace because I no longer liked what I had before.
What I put now is a fireplace I've often sold in dollhouses exhibitions, it's one of my favorites. I have yet to finish it (missing the base and the bricks on the bottom), but I already love it.

So no shortage of things to do right.
I wish I could also use some furniture and accessory made by me ... I've made several over the years, sold on Etsy or in exhibitions, but I've never even done one for me !!
Okay, this will make it even.
Now I greet you and give you some
Mini hugs,


12 commenti:

  1. très bel intérieur, les meubles relookés apportent de la douceur à celui-ci !
    Belle ambiance !

  2. me alegro de verte de nuevo por aqui y tan animada , me gusta la renovacion que estas haciendo , queda muy bien , estoy deseando ver mas



  3. Beautiful work. Love the finish. Thanks for sharing the chalk paint recipe. x

  4. Hi Elena! What you have done in this living room is Fantastic! I love the new finish on the furniture and the painting of the upholstery too. Your wonderful new look has reminded me once again of what can be done if you just take a chance. I thank you for the chalk paint recipe and I look forward to giving it a try in the future. It is amazing how a coat of fresh paint can entirely change the personality of a space. Yours is now looking very fresh and very feminine! Beautiful Work and Welcome Back!

    I am also wanting to say that I am glad that your mother is on the mend. I know how much anxiety there is when a family member is not in the best of health.

  5. I like it a lot what you've done, I like the whites on furniture too, especially the 'romantic' ones. And this way you have a new interior with furniture you already had!

  6. I love the way you have repainted the room and the furniture. A great transformation. It is good to hear your enthusiasm for being back into blogging and miniatures and look forward to continuing to following your blog.

  7. The chalk paint looks fantastic! I will have to whip up a batch for myself. I also love the neutral cream color schemes; so shabby chic. :) The little pup in the last picture is also super cute.

  8. I am so happy that i found your blog.. I saw your photos in the internet but I didn't know whos they are. Your work is fantsatic

  9. Hello Elena, I have also been fairly absent from blogging for a while, FB takes up too much of my time. I just realised your post is a year old, love what you were doing, I hope all is well with you and your Mum has recovered well.

  10. Beautiful work! Such airy athmosphere! Love the scenes!