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June 10, 2012

Our "secret" revealed!

At the beginning of the year, I alluded to a gift we had received after Christmas that was a dream for us. Here's the post: 

Today, we started the process of renovating our gift. And now the secret is out!

Yes, I will admit, the Victorian we were gifted is not a real house but in fact, a full scale dollhouse. It's going to take a while to get to our real dream but for now, this one is just as exciting, as we pull off the old wallpaper, rip up the "grass", tear down the trees & put in new floors, doors & railings. It's been fun searching for websites to help us do the job well & to find the materials we need. We are currently waiting for a big order to come from Eastern Canada that will have lots of wallpaper, flooring & some furniture & accessories. Tons of hard work to do before that big packages arrives. So far, the wallpaper is proving to be a challenge to come off easily but the "grass" ripped up right away & all the furniture has been stored away until the house is ready for it's return. 

Hope you enjoy our new journey!

And now, the reveal of the before:

The upper level from the outside. 

Lower level. Don't you love the little pup waiting 
in the doorway for his family to come home?

View from the back. 

More pictures to follow as we dismantle 
& then put this house back together. 


Terre said...

It's beautiful, just BEAUTIFUL! And it's in such wonderful shape for being 60+ years old. Can't wait to see how you progress with it -- you have a new follower. :o)

c. Joy said...

Wow! Every little (and Big!) girl's dream. Look forward to seeing what you make of it.

Chy said...

Welcome Terre! Thanks for joining in. We think it's a pretty neat looking house. Needs lots of work. But the adventure will be fun!

Chy said...

Thanks Joy!! It's a mess today with bits of wallpaper still needing to be scraped but we'll get there. Ah, the joys of renovating!!