A week ago, you will have seen on Instagram that I mentioned having completed (finally!) the Alison Jr. dollhouse from Real Good Toys. It was a labor of love and took years, patience, and much vision to make it look like a modern, lived-in, and super interesting farmhouse.
As I spend some time researching and planning my next dollhouse project and its design, I wanted to continue constructing and styling small interiors. So, when HBS Miniatures sent me these fabulous new herringbone floors to test out, I immediately decided to purchase a display box and use leftover materials to create a room inspired by French country design.
I wanted to get a different vibe from each wall but needed the space to feel cohesive, so I added vertical boards on one wall, matching vertical boards and wallpaper on the other, and created the third wall with distressed bricks. The ship lap was simple to install; I painted the boards, measured, cut them to size (the two walls have different size boards), and attached them using a hot glue gun. I use this glue gun but any will do!
Adding the bricks was tricky because the wall was narrow, but I followed the instructions on the package, which included gluing the bricks, coating them with a clear sealer, and then adding the mortar and wiping away any excess. If the bricks look familiar, it is because I used them in this post to cover the foundation of the Alison Jr. Dollhouse. They are undeniably eye-catching and add character to this tiny space.
I used the same color on all the trim pieces and windows to tie in all three walls. In the future, I will add an interesting treatment to the ceiling to showcase some lovely lights I have my eye on. I will also take the opportunity to test this exterior stone on a smaller scale which I hope to use in the new dollhouse (I haven’t decided which one just yet!).
Overall, it took about a week and a half to complete this room in between other work, but I think it turned out quite charming! Stay tuned for a full video on our YouTube channel of the process so that you can follow along and create your very own display box.
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