Saturday, May 8, 2010

Starting on doors....

Yesterday morning was a busy morning, so I only got to work on the dollhouse yesterday afternoon and evening. Since I am trying to get the last of the details for this second floor done, I decided I probably should start getting the interior doors in. I can't do the wall above them until they are in place. So, I started looking at the different rooms and realized that if I just used plain old doors, it sure wouldn't be in keeping with the design and detail I am trying to put into this house. That being said, I decided that each room needed a door that was in keeping with the style and theme of the room. So far I only have done two doors and they are not yet installed (only propped in place so y'all can see them), and they don't have door handles yet, but I thought you might like to see where I am going with them.

The first is the door to the master bedroom.
This is the view of it from the hall way.
and this is what it looks like from inside the room.
and here is a view of the room with the door so you can see what I was going for. I thought that the basket weave design would be in keeping with the wallpaper I chose for the room. I used a green wash to stain the woven part on the inside, then varnished the entire door. I will do something very similar for the door leading into the bathroom.

Now, for the second room. I was inspired by the wallpaper in the 3rd bedroom first, so that one got the next door.
I took the idea from the large leaf in the wallpaper design, and hand painted it on to the inset panel of the door. Then I did a paint wash over the trim and put varnish over the entire door.
I left the outside (facing the hall way) plain.

Now I am hoping that while I make the door for the master bathroom, I will be inspired with a great idea for the main bathroom and the 2nd bedroom. Well, see how today goes.

Until next time....

1 comment:

  1. Whoa, this is amazing! I used to be obsessed with dollhouses and miniatures when I was 10-12 or so. What a cool project!