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Edge of the beam

Edge of the beam

Here you can see the edge of the beam just resting on the wall. When it's finally glued in, I'll be able to fill in the space underneath it and spackle over the edge of it, so it won't be noticed after the outside is done.

Before I had glued on the exterior living room wall, I cut it in half. Why, I don't know. But it occurred to me afterwards that I could extend the bedroom wall the same as the living room wall if I reattached it. However, I am leaning more to changing the house back to a French cottage and having a little balcony over the living room extension, using the original bedroom doorway as an access.

I'm also not sure whether I want to fill in this window or not. My original plan had been to fill it in and then install a floor to ceiling bookcase across the extension. But seeing the window there....hmmm, I have to think about that one a little bit more.

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Teaberry, an English country cottage

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Balcony with cute wrought iron railing ala Paris? Or is it an english cottage again? I am enjoying imagining this...have you got decor ideas? Toile de joie?

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Definitely wrought iron. And yes, I think we're going with a French cottage again. Maybe. LOL

For design ideas, all I Have is so far is the following.

Kitchen: I have some multi-colored tile shingles that aren't enough to cover the roof, but will cover the floor nicely.

Bedroom: some dark panelling and the old Millie August wallpaper June 1st. Problem is, I think that would look more like a English cottage.

Living room: I actually found a set of that Lion's Leg furniture with the red fuzzy cushions for sale. That would look very French, but I'm not sure I can afford both the chair and the sofa - the set would be over $100. Meantime, I have a floral sofa and chair that would look beautiful with a wallpaper from Mini-Graphics, but that, too, would look too English country. I also have a lovely blue carpet that would go with the yellow sofa set, but Lisa is using her yellow set in her cottage, and I don't want people comparing the two rooms. So the living room is up in the air at this point.

However, I did find the perfect fireplace for only a couple dollars. Alas, it's in Australia. Shipping would be....a lot.

For the outside, I think a yellowish beige plaster with light blue shutters against whatever windows will take them. Vines growing up the house - lots of vines. I need to look for a door, too. If I can possible do it, I want to make those Italian curved tiles for the roof. That would really give it the cottage look. I think I can make them out of egg cartons.

So I have a ways to go.

Don't hold your breath though. I am very slow at putting together a dollhouse and the last 7 projects have gotten derailed for one reason or another. Some of them had to be sold or given away, a couple taken apart and stored, and at least two of them accidentally destroyed. But I am determined to finish this one.

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