Claudia, over at Mockingbird Hill Cottage http://mockingbirdhillcottage.blogspot.com/ made me do it....I went to read her entry this morning and she was talking about having a Fairfield, Mint in Box, that she found somewhere for $30.
She has been working on a RGT house that is similar to Tessie's Townhouse. This is Claudia's first real adventure in miniatures. She writes about all kinds of things, but lately she has been working on minis quite a bit. I do believe that we have another one hooked!
I did comment and try to warn her that she was officially addicted if she started the Fairfield before she finishes the other one, but at the same time, I egged her on by telling her that it would not take up a lot of space.
After the words of encouragement for her, I went and fished my Fairfield from the top shelf. It is looking pretty sad. The poor thing hasn't even been finished and it already needs a rehab. I think that part of the problem is, it's almost 20 years old...It had a thick coat of dust all over. Inside and out.
I went and grabbed a container of Clorox wipes and went to work. While I worked on the outside, Tessie inspected the inside. she chided me and told me that I should be ashamed...
After I got it cleaned up, I decided that the early 90s/maybe late 80s wallpaper was not going to cut it. It was life sized wallpaper from sample books and it was coming up all over the place.
One nice thing. I won't have to make new patterns for the floors and walls. The paper lifts off in one piece. Needless to say, I won't be replacing it with the same paper. Back to dollhouse paper. I did replace the old icky green floor in the kitchen and I painted the walls a Ceramcoat color called chamomile
It took a while to find the box that had all of my half scale furniture in it, but now I have some idea of how much I have and how much will have to be built.
I am still trying to figure out why I quit working on this one. It has always been one of my favorites. So many interesting nooks and crannies.
Tessie is standing over me with a whip and a chair as I write this. She insists that I get back to work....I wonder what's in it for her? There's no way that she can claim this one. She can just barely get her head through the door....Something doesn't smell right.....
See you tomorrow.