Friday, October 16, 2015

The Reeds and Decor Ideas

I passed Dasia's house on my way to the basement.  Her house is still in my craft room.  I decided to check in on her and Harold.  They were both still in the bed, but sort of awake.  Their eyes were open, but neither one of them were moving.

Dasia can tell Harold is awake.  She finally breaks the ice.
"Goodness, why is it so cold in here?  Didn't you turn the heat up before we went to sleep last night?"  (Dasia)
"I didn't know I was supposed to?"  (Harold)
"I thought I asked you to, but maybe that conversation only happened in my head."  (Dasia)

Benji is sprawled out on the sofa, sound asleep.

Harold turns onto his back.
"Don't move too much I need your body heat."  (Dasia)
"I was going to get up and turn up the heat."  (Harold)
"Not yet."  (Dasia)

Harold turns over to face his wife.
"If you are really that cold, I could help with that."  (Harold)
Dasia just rolls her eyes.
"I'm too cold to move.  And that requires the cover leaving my body.  Not going to happen."  (Dasia)

That was my cue to leave.  I continued on to the basement.  I wanted to play around a bit with the new houses and gather some potential decorating ideas. 

I changed out the kitchen in the Glamorous house.  The Sears kitchen was just too big.  The white shelf to the right will hold small appliances.

I will be extending the dining room.  The walls and the floor will be covered.  The blue chairs and table are from the Uptown house.  It works so well here.  It just might stay.

The Sears kitchen is now in the Uptown house.  I will be covering up the hole in the floor and adding a little table.

To continue the theme of moving furniture between houses....look how nice the black sofa from the Uptown house goes in the Glamorous house.  I used the two fushia chairs from the dining set to create a sofa table.  These chairs would make great night stands in the bedroom or end tables in the living room. 

Just another layout using an old Mattel chair I spray painted black many years ago.  The keyboard is from the Uptown house.

I spotted my zebra chairs and got another idea.  The Ikea white sofa is a little too short for these chairs, so I will have to make a taller white sofa.  I put a white cabinet over in the corner.  It will make a great little bar.  The hole in this floor will also be covered up.

These two beds are from the house I bought for Dasia.  They make the perfect teen beds.  I may turn them into bunkbeds by drilling holes in the wood and adding a wooden dowel.

As you can see, I was having way too much fun.  It was nice to get a few ideas.  I will start working on temporary walls soon.\

34 comments:

  1. I am really liking that new kitchen in the Glamorous House. It fits a lot better than the Sears kitchen and the Sears Kitchen looks great in the Uptown House. I really like the teen room as well. Good that you are having fun with these! You are certainly making me want to get 1 or 2 of these houses. Yesterday, I was down in my basement moving things around in my head and I bought a folding table to set some of my Barbie houses on. Looking forward to what else you come up with!

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    1. Phyllis - ....or 3 or 4 of these houses. Go for it.

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  2. Vanessa, I really like how this house is coming along. I especially love those zebra chairs! I burst out laughing at the line, "their eyes were open but neither one of them was moving." LOL!!!!! And yes, you are having way too much fun!

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    1. april - I was happy to see those zebra chairs fit. Once I decide who the residents are, I can really get down to decorating.

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  3. You do seem to being having lots of fun but thanks for letting me share it with you!

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    1. KMQ - You can share in my fun any time!

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  4. Thank you so much Vanessa for your nice comment. .... and yes, you have a very beautiful new house.

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    1. Shasarignis - You're welcome. The new houses have given me the inspiration I needed to get back into story telling.

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  5. I wonder how many pieces of doll furniture you have! I like Dasia's bed sheets, that pattern is very fashionable.

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    1. monstercrafts - I have hundreds of pieces of doll furniture. It will be nice to get them into some of these houses.

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  6. Lots of good ideas. So many ways to use the furniture between the houses. For the white Ikea chair, you could still make it work by putting some pegs in the bottom. I saw that on the Roville site. She gave the sofa some lift using these simple little plastic screws or bolts, or something like that for the FR girls. Just a suggestion.

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    1. Janainah - I did consider altering the Ikea sofa. I have two of them, so I may still do that. Thanks for the suggestion. I still need to make a new white loveseat. So much to do.

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  7. Omg Dasia & Harold made that bed look soooo cozy. It's a good thing you gave them their privacy. I'm in love with what you're doing in the house. I wish I had dedicated space for houses. I'll live vicariously through you. LOL

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    1. Brenova - I think Dasia finally kicked him out the bed to turn up the heat. I do feel lucky to have ample space for my doll hobby.

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  8. I like the new furniture that you added.I also really love decorating so I see that you had so much fun.Hugs

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    1. My doll stuff - Thanks. I'm anxious to get the first families set up for stories.

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  9. I like the black and white couch in living room A) It with the yellow chair and lamp gives it a modern look.Maybe Benji can come and keep Dasia warm.

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    1. Val - Thanks. There are so many things that can be done with that living room. Harold would not be happy about Benji providing the warmth. LOL!

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  10. I knew you were going to make those houses look so much better. You have the perfect eye for decorating them!

    Harold and Dasia are becoming my favorite couple. Rod and Danielle better watch out.

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    1. Georgia Girl - Thanks. The sturdy construction and the fact that you have a whole house in such a compact space, makes it so easy to decorate and customize these houses. I better hurry up and get Danielle and Rod's house put together, so it will be a fair fight.

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  11. I like the black and white flooring in the kitchen. That looks easy to clean. I agree that the Sears kitchen is too big for the Glamorous House.

    Those zebra chairs look sharp. I have a Bratz zebra dressing table. Animal prints add a nice touch to a home.

    Thanks for sharing your housing plans. I can enjoy dolly furnishing vicariously. ☺

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    1. D7ana - I always liked a black and white checked floor. I'm glad they added that, too. Hmmm. I don't think I've ever seen the Bratz animal print dressing table. Sounds like something I could put to good use. I'm going to look it up. Thanks. If any of my families have a housewarming party, I'll be sure to invite you.

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  12. What a lovely stroll through the play area. I enjoyed following you.

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    1. Roville - Thanks. These houses have given me the push I needed to continue doing stories. I think I was getting burnt out a bit.

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  13. Aw... Dasia and her husband are adorable.

    I love seeing the playing around with what goes where... it all looks very stylish.

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    1. Smaller Places - Thanks. It will be nice to create furniture for my dolls. They are so used to get the rejected furniture I didn't want to sell. They are ecstatic.

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  14. Hello from Spain: I like your idea of covering the the elevator shaft. How are you going to do ?. I also want to cover the hole in my house. I really like your decorative ideas. They are very inspiring. Keep in touch

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    1. Marta - I'm going to cover the shaft with wood. I will cut a piece of wood that will fit snugly, then I will just tape it from the bottom and the sides. That's what I did in Dasia's house, in their bedroom. You could also glue it, but I don't want anything permanent.

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  15. I'm with Ro. I love your play area. Makes me wish I had a basement or someplace to put more dollhouses. LOL :-)

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    1. Cindi - I am blessed to have ample space for doll and craft stuff. Now all I need to do is reorganize my basement. It's getting there, but way too slowly for me.

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  16. LOL @ Dasia and Harold. He was more than willing to warm her up.

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  17. Beautiful! Do you watch stuff on HGTV to get ideas?

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    1. Kenya - Thanks! I used to watch HGTV all the time, years ago when they had some good decorating shows. I worked as an interior designer for a couple of years after I left Kodak. It's not my passion but I do enjoy it.

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