Milla’s Little House : The Whole House

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It’s DONE! Milla’s Little House is finished. The sad news is Milla has decided she wants an upgrade on her house after I found a pink Victorian dollhouse on Gumtree for $20. So this house will end up finding a new home eventually.

But here is the house in all its glory – from top to bottom.

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The Little Girl’s Bedroom (and playroom) was the first room and came out so pretty.

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The Bathroom I’m in love with (actually, who am I kidding, I love this whole house).

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The Master Bedroom was a mind stretch but I finally got there.

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Aargh I LOVE the Kitchen (even if it is missing a fridge). And look at little Ralph sitting so nicely on the mat there. What a good boy.

And finally……..

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The Living/Dining Room. I could live there (actually I kind of do because a lot of this is modeled off my real life house).

 

So there it is. All done. I’m excited to get stuck into the pink mansion now!

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Milla’s Little House : The Living/Dining Room

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This space marks the end of the renovation for Milla’s Little House. I’ve loved doing this little house – seeing a run down, handmade, pre-loved house come back to life has been really enjoyable. Whilst the kitchen was my favourite room, this room has now taken over. I love its relaxed, coastal feel with a hint of scandi. It is a little similar to my real life house with the colours and some of the artwork. First up the timber floors – these ran through from the kitchen which is next to this room (through that little arched doorway). These are just balsa wood strips that are stuck down and then sanded (thanks to One Brown Bear for the tip on sanding the floors, it made them look a lot better!).

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The couch is inspired by my real life couch and is made from balsa wood, polystyrene and fabric. The cushions ended up a little puffy but I know for next time – and it does make it look quite squishy and comfy. The cushions I made, except for the pink knitted one which comes from Whimsy Woods.

The rug is from eBay and the coffee table I made from wooden beads and scrapbooking chips. The vase is made from Fimo and then painted, the book is one of my creations and the little tea/coffee cup came from Etsy. The little plant in the ‘concrete’ planter is one I made from Fimo when I was doing the Superhero House. There was a  little space between the shelves and the couch so I filled it with a little woven basked from eBay and some fabric scraps that are supposed to be little rug throws for the couch when the weather is cold.

The artwork in the living room is made by me. The photograph is one I took when holidaying in Fiji a few years ago. It always brings back good memories. And the ‘hello’ sign came from this blog – they have heaps of really cool free printables.

And now on to the dining section of the room.

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This table was the second attempt at this. The first one at legs made from wooden pegs and it looked awesome. But alas it was too big and way out of proportion. You’ll no doubt see it pop up in another house in the future. So this one has dowel legs instead and was then spraypainted white. The little stools came from eBay and I just dipped the legs after being inspired by Nalles House‘s bathroom vanity (side note – her house is seriously AMAZEBALLS!! I love everything she does). The placemats are scrapbooking chips from Typo and the vase is a painted bead with little miniature flowers – they came from the fairy garden lady who sometimes has a stall at our local shopping centre.

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Behind the dining table is the big shelf. This idea actually came from a Domayne catalogue – a fantastic place for lots of inspiration. Actually, the ‘dream’ artwork is just cut out from one of their catalogues and then glued onto balsa wood that I painted black. While we’re there, the other frame artwork comes from the blog mentioned above (Chicfetti). All the books are ones that I designed and made and I’m thinking about selling them as a printable PDF but not sure if I’ll ever get around to that, we’ll see. The little camera comes from Etsy and the little cacti from Aliexpress. The timber box they’re sitting in is from eBay. The little pot and tree looking thing I made from Fimo and then painted.

Then finally the stunning micro weave that takes pride of place on its own wall in the dining room. This beauty came from Tiny Perfect World and was custom made for me. It is simply beautiful. I love it so much.

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So that’s the final room in Milla’s Little House. If you want to check out the other rooms here they are : little girls room, bathroom, master bedroom, and kitchen. And here is the overall pic of the house.

The sad news is that Milla (my daughter) has decided she wants an upgrade on this house after I found a pink Victorian dollhouse on Gumtree for $20. So I’m under instruction to do that house next. Which means I need to find a home for this house. Some things in the house I won’t be able to part with but hopefully someone will want this house in all its glory.

So it’s on to the pink mansion next!

 

Milla’s Little House : The Master Bedroom

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The master bedroom came out very differently from the way I had imagined. I stewed over this room for MANY hours. Originally that back wall was the dark navy only above that join line you can see, with the bottom being white. I was going to have little pictures on the navy part but then the white looked too boring. So I painted the whole wall dark – it’s Dulux Oolong if you’re interested. Another sample pot of paint from our house build and it features at the front of our real house.

The timber feature wall I absolutely adore. It’s just balsa wood strips that are stuck onto the wall (which I totally wasted time painting!). The flooring is just scrapbooking paper. There was going to be a chest of drawers where the plants are but they didn’t end up fitting once I got the bed. The plants ended up being quite pretty – the fern is in a Mostly Miniatures bag, while the banana leaf palm is in a woven basket from eBay.

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Urgh, the bed! I went through 3 beds and lots of time trying to find just the right brass bed. But because I’m not really working to scale in this room, none of the 1:12 beds would fit (they were too big). I even considered learning how to solder so I could get what I wanted. But that seemed like overkill, so I came up with this design, scribbled it on a piece of paper, and the very clever Steph from Mostly Miniatures built it for me. I LOVE it! She did such an awesome job. She even made a little mattress for the bed because she thought it looked a bit barren. Very sweet of her. The bedding is just made using fabric scraps that I had and some brilliant remnant bin finds from Spotlight. The crochet cushion is from Whimsy Woods, while the lacey ‘throw’ is a piece of lace from a craft fair many years ago (have I mentioned I’m a dreadful hoarder?!). The rug is a piece from the Spotlight remnant bin lucky day that I had. I’ve got enough to make about 30 more rugs!

This room is not particularly deep so I ran into trouble again when trying to fit bedside tables in. These ones are just made from balsa wood and then painted with gold paint. They were about number 5 of the possible solutions and I’ll admit I kind of lost interest and just went with them. The little lamps are made out of beads and a little woven basket that came from eBay. The book I made and the glasses came from Etsy. The artwork on the timber wall is made from Fimo, feathers and a pearl bed. It did not turn out the way it looked in my head but it suits the room nicely.

The little timber frames on the dark wall are ones that I made from balsa wood and the pictures come from The Printable Studio. They were a set of 5 and they’re all really pretty – it was hard to choose the ones to use in the house. The little timber trolley was a Gumtree find – one of a huge set. The white vase I made from Fimo and dipped in gold paint and the little books are also my own creation. The monstera leaf print is my creation and it’s fit into a Whimsy Woods timber frame.

I feel like it’s a really relaxing room and I’d certainly be happy to sleep in there. It doesn’t seem like a lot of work went into this room but trust me, this one I found the most challenging of all.  Now only the living/dining room to go!