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Tuesday, September 21, 2010

"It's a Nice Place to Visit.....

but I don't want to live there...." That was Tessie's voice, coming from the family room this morning. I should have just stayed where I was and ignored her.....But no....I had to see what was going on....

There was a pile of lumber and plexi glass on the table and Zar was adding to it.

It seems that Tessie has changed her mind about living in a 60s house. To quote her, "It's too passe'." (I couldn't figure out how to get the "e" with the mark over the top into the paragraph.)

She discovered that I had another one of the 20 year old greenhouse kits from Pic'n'Sav stashed in the workroom. Who am I to argue with getting something else out of the workroom? She went to all of the trouble of getting it out and it is a fast project.....The only thing that I didn't think of is all the furniture that I am going to have to rebuild for the townhouse.


It was easier to go to work than expend a lot of time and energy arguing. I knew that she would win anyway. The six year old's attention span is wavering.

I went and got a couple of pieces of real corded wallpaper. I didn't have enough of one color, so I pieced it and then painted it charcoal grey.

Next, I painted the main frame of the structure Ceramcoat Rain Gray. I stained the smaller bars with Minwax Early American. It didn't take long for it all to dry. I also cut pieces of the smaller size from regular dollhouse wood and painted it white. I glued those to the inside so that the glue wouldn't show.

Then I put the pieces together with the screws provided. I think that took all of 10 minutes.

Tessie and Zar helped hold the pieces together while I screwed things in place.

After that was done, basically all I had to do was move furniture from the townhouse to the new building. Tessie is calling it her conservatory. I think that she has plans for growing more plants in here. She has already accessorized it to make it her own.

She is however, complaining a lot because I misplaced her flatscreen. It will go in the top shelf of the bookcase once I find it.....Oh. I forgot. The bookcase is one of the Dollar Tree boxes. I stained the outer pieces to match the stain on the outside of the room and then I painted the back wall of it the same charcoal gray as the floor.

The plant in the corner will be replaced with a potted palm as soon as I get a chance to make one. That one belongs on the rooftop.

Not bad for a morning's work. Now all I have to do is go find the flatscreen TV. I will get no rest until I do.....

See you tomorrow.

12 comments:

WendiesMiniWorld said...

I hate to be the first to say it, but Tessie's right! Her 'conservatory' looks the perfect place for the 60's furniture :o) & you never know, she may be so content in there that she leaves you alone for a while? .... is that likely? LOL

Susanne said...

Great place, lucky Tessie!
Love, Susanne

Kim@My Fairytale Cottage said...

What a great job!! Looks fantastic.
-Kim :)

Lataina said...

This is so cool, and the furniture does look great in here. =)

Kathi said...

I knew it! Another great "house!" :)
Do I see an orange tree there in the corner? Great job! Can't wait to see your little potted palm. :D

Deni said...

Oh I luv that conservatory!!!
Luv the colour!Look forward to see what Tessie will do with that!

Mmm Hang about I think I have one similar I bought from Ikea now where is that? I must go check that out

Deni said...

OOPSIES! I missed the picture of the furniture in the conservatory very modern luv it!!!!

Lyssa and James Bowen said...

Oh, the furniture looks so at home here! No doubt about it. You and Tessie must have had a hard time about making decisions for it in the townhouse because it simply didn't belong there. It looks fab, girls!

My Realitty said...

Beautiful space. What will Tessie do with no tv? I hope nothing troublsome... C

Papillon Bleu said...

Hous extension? Wow! I wonder how much space you have got in your own. he!he!
;-)

Mini Me said...

I love it! Perfect!

Clara said...

¡Si, muy bien para ser trabajo de una mañana, y de una semana!
Me gustas esta decoración.
Besos Clara