Thursday, October 22, 2015

Country Estate is Up!

 Today I decided to tackle the country estate house that's been sitting at my front door for a couple of weeks.  Last week I found a black wooden coffee table at the Goodwill to sit the house on.  I didn't measure the table but it is a perfect fit!  The table is 48 in long and the house is 46 in long.  I put the house in my craft room where Roberta's and Dasia's homes are.   The third picture below shows a full picture of it.

Danielle is happy to have a garage.

The doors can't completely close with the car inside, but that's okay.

The house, almost completely put together, sits between two bookcases that will be organized soon.  I didn't put the roof on the house yet, because I will be altering the two floors upstairs to accommodate the height of a regular sized doll.

Rod and Danielle have stopped by to do a walk-through.  They are starting in the kitchen.  
"Look how big this kitchen is!  Momma is going to be so jealous."  (Danielle)
"Come, let's look at the back porch."  (Rod)
"You go ahead, I'm going to check out some of these cabinets."  (Danielle)

 Rod doesn't waste any time  heading to the back porch.
"Honey, just imagine all the entertaining we will be able to do out here."  (Rod)
"Are you ready to go upstairs?  I'm anxious to see the rest of the house."  (Danielle) 

"So what's this room going to be?"  (Rod)
"I think we will make this the family room.  Plenty of space for a sectional."  (Danielle)

"And this will be more of a formal area.  I'll put a couple of comfy chairs and maybe a couple of side tables in here."  (Danielle)

 
"This is a nice sized dining room."  (Rod)
"Yes, plenty of space for the buffet and the dining table." (Danielle)
"On to the bedrooms."  (Rod)

"Is this the master?  It sure is small."  (Rod)
"We might have to get a little creative.  Let's take a look at the room next door."  (Danielle)

"Maybe we could make this our bedroom, and turn the room next door into a nursery."  (Danielle)
"But the nursery is upstairs."  (Rod)
"I' don't think I want the baby that far away.  (pause) But I guess that's why they make baby monitors."  (Danielle)
"Come on let's keep it moving."  (Rod)
"Go ahead, I just want to gather my thoughts for a minute."  (Danielle)

Danielle starts thinking about this room for the boys.  She envisions their beds in place.  Poor thing.  Has she forgotten that Julian has a car bed now?  I will be covering up the elevator hole.

Bunk beds would give them more space, she thinks.
"Hon, come look at the bathroom."  (Rod)
"Coming."  (Danielle)

"Very, very nice.  It has a spa-like feel to it."  (Danielle)
They continue their tour, and move on to the forth floor.

"I thought we could fix this up as Nicole's room."  (Danielle)
"She would love that.  (pause)  Are you feeling okay?  You look a little flushed."  (Rod)

"I'm fine.  I think I'm a little tired from all those stairs."  (Danielle)
"Well let's go to the nursery, there's a little surprise in there."  (Rod)

When they get to the nursery, Danielle is surprised to see a rocking chair.
"When did you put this here?"  (Danielle)
"I snuck it in a couple days ago.  Can you believe in a few months this room will be filled with baby sounds."  (Rod)
"Six months, honey.  Not a few months."  (Danielle)
"It's going to go by so fast, it will feel like a few months."  (Rod)
"I'll remind you of that when I'm waddling and can't see my feet."  (Danielle)

"Does someone think we are having a girl?  This room is mighty pink."  (Danielle)
Rod chuckles.  "I think that is the standard they put in the model homes.  Once we find out what we are having, I will decorate it however you like."

"Come on, let's get you home and off your feet."  (Rod)
"Just think, if we were moved in already, I would only have to climb one flight of stairs"  (Danielle)
"Won't be long.  A couple more weeks and we will be all moved in and barbecuing on the back porch."  (Rod)
"There's no way we are going to be ready to entertain in a couple weeks.  It will take me months to get this house ready for company."  (Danielle)
"Well I'll just barbecue for you and the boys."  (Rod)

TO BE CONTINUED...

This house is all of that and a bag of chips.  It is huge!  It was fairly easy to put together.  I was able to do it by myself.   They will start moving in sometime this weekend.  Danielle will be ordering a couple of new furniture pieces that won't be delivered for about six weeks.

39 comments:

  1. This is a huge house. I can't wait to see how you finish off the top floor and the new furniture.

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    1. Janianah - They are so happy to be moving in! Danielle may have to consult with the interior designer. Hard to figure out her color scheme.

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  2. I wish I had the room for something like that!

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    1. KMQ - It is a beast compared to the other KidKraft homes I bought. I'm just happy I was able to fit it in the craft room. It's likely to get a whole lot more play time than in the basement, where it's about to get cold.

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  3. Oh wow, I really like this house! It isn't even mine, and I already have ideas for redecorating it, lol! If I were Danielle, I would put the baby on the same floor as the master bedroom and put the boys upstairs with Nicole. I would consider added a floor between the 2 rooms up stairs and making it a Jack and Jill bathroom between the 2 bedrooms! Anyway, I can't wait to see how you finish it all off!

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    1. Phylls - Rod told me to tell you his mortgage is already high with a house this big. He is not interested in more construction. Lol! I, on the other hand, LOVE your ideas. Danielle had already decided to put the nursery next to her room. I like the idea of the second bathroom, but it would take away from the vaulted ceilings in their bedroom. They need that height to make the room seem larger. They don't like the idea of sharing their bathroom, but at least it's nice and big.

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  4. It's definitely a nice size. I never understood why Kidkraft makes the baby's rooms so short in height.

    Can't wait to see the completed look. :-)

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    1. Tracy - Everyone is tugging on me to get their house decorated first. This is going to require a lot of multitasking.

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  5. This is a huge house and I know that Danielle will hook it up. I was tickled to see Rod perched on the toilet. LOL

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    1. Brenova - Danielle may need a little help with this one. There is a lot to get done.

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    2. One day, one room one husband at a time. They'll be there for a while.

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  6. This house is perfect for them! If Danielle wanted to go with bunk beds she could get a bunk bed shaped like a british double decker bus so Julian could still have a car bed.

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    1. Leandra - Julian is definitely keeping his car bed. Jacob will finally get his new bed. My furniture list is growing leaps and bounds. I know once I get started it will go pretty fast.

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    2. Jacob is getting a new bed? May i ask what it looks like? :)

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  7. Cute house! I'm dying to see how you decorate it! By the way, where do you usually buy your doll furniture?

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    1. monstercrafts - Thanks! As for furniture, I've been making and selling upholstered pieces since 2006. Haven't sold any this year. So all the furniture that isn't plastic will be made by me. That's why all my dolls are in an ordering furniture frenzy. They usually only get the rejected stuff that I don't want to sell. For me to make them their own furniture is a real treat.

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  8. I really like it.It's perfect for Ros and Danielle because it has a lot of rooms.I can't wait to see how you decorate it.

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    1. My doll stuff - Danielle has been bitten by the decorating bug. She is desperately trying to figure out all the rooms. She's driving me crazy in the process.

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  9. WOW! First of all I love the story, what a beautiful couple they are! and this house is HUGE
    but these houses are too small for fashion royalty boys and girls....well, I can enjoy watching yours!
    Kisses Billa

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    1. billa's dolls - Thanks. This particular house is too small for the FR guys, but the other four I bought fit them just fine (all except the door frames, lol). Darius will be moving into one at some point.

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  10. Very good story, nice house. Great ideas think out th box. I can't wait to see ur finishing touches..... :)

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    1. Ladonna - Thanks. I'm not feeling overwhelmed with all the decorating I have to do. Of course Roberta is a little ticked that Dasia's house got worked on before hers did. Oh well.

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  11. I guess he will allow here to do stuff.So will Daniel have a baby bump like Kendra had.

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    1. Val - I don't think Rod will be able to stop Danielle from doing stuff. I do foresee a few battles about that in the future. Yes, Danielle will get a baby bump as she grows. At 3 months she isn't showing very much right now.

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  12. Love it ~ I still like the boys blue bathroom it is so cute hope you keep it.

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    1. Christina - Thanks. I love their bathroom, too, but they will have to use the main bathroom until Rod and Danielle decide if they are going to put the money into a second bathroom.

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  13. I love this house! A few little things here and there, and it'll be perfect for the family. Wish I had space to put something like this. Sigh. But the mansion would have to go in first. LOL :-)

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    1. Cindi - The house is awesome! I can imagine someone could make it into a really nice custom house. I don't want to make drastic permanent changes because I foresee selling these houses in the future. Sure hope we get to see that mansion one day.

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  14. Oh sweet Vanessa, I am so living vicariously through you! Lol! I love this house! I have no where to put another one. I am looking forward to your decorating skills. I know it will be great!!

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    1. Georgia Girl - Good thing I didn't limit my doll house buying for the year. Lol. Buying houses wasn't even on my radar at the beginning of the year. I think I'm done with houses. I now need to focus all my attention to decorating them.

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  15. A glorious house!

    Vanessa, I am definitely reading your blog, but your advertising scripts have gone wackadoo and are pushing out some major click ads that I'm having trouble getting rid of, even after alt f4-ing them. I'll read you from my phone which is horrible to comment from, so just know I'm reading if not commenting.

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    1. Muff - Thanks for the heads up on the click ads. I just went to the site and they added a verification process (but didn't tell me). Changes will take effect in 24 hours. Let me know after that if you are still having the same problem. Thanks.

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  16. Beautiful house for big loving family:)

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    1. Natalia - It's going to be fun to get back to stories for this family.

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    1. Roville - Can you tell how excited Rod is about that outdoor space. That's the closest thing he's going to get to a man cave, so I guess I can't blame him.

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  18. My goodness, Vanessa. This all looks like so much fun. If I had more time, more space and a few dollars extra (my girls have me spending it all on shoes right now), I'd be really tempted to look for a house to decorate. Looking at your photos is so inspiring!!! I LOVE the garage!!!

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    1. april - It is fun! It's nice having all the rooms to a house in one place and easy to access. After years of putting up and taking down dios, this is a welcome change. Yes, a house with a garage is sweet.

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