Earlier this year, when I began the structural work for the top floor bedroom of my Alison Jr. Farmhouse dollhouse, I genuinely thought that it would all be complete in a matter of weeks. Of course, that was back in February, mere weeks away from a statewide shutdown and what felt like complete confusion at the time. I stopped my work on the dollhouse altogether and focused on other more pressing matters for a few months, and over the summer, when I felt like I could get back on track, it was only to find out that most of the pieces I needed were out of stock and unavailable.
As you can imagine, my original design plan for this room had to change as a result, and while I initially wanted to carry the pretty pink wallpaper throughout the top half of the space, I ran out! As a substitute, I added horizontal pieces of shiplap to the top half of the last and longest wall. It may look a bit odd now, but I plan on installing base and crown moldings, and a row of vintage frames to the top half of that last wall to make that architectural choice more intentional.
Fortunately, last month many of the structural pieces I needed to complete this bedroom, and the hallway next door became available. The room still has a long way to go – it needs corner trim throughout the space to eliminate the look of the MDF underneath the planks, rustic ceiling beams, and the final installation of the sconces above either side of the bed. Nevertheless, I can see the end!
If you are interested in my latest miniature haul (mini plants, mini bedding, mini dog!), see our video below, where I also included a tour of the bedroom as it currently stands, as well as a sneak peek of the 3rd-floor hallway.
Stay tuned for new updates and the design plan for the very last space in this house – the 3rd-floor hall!