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And he's making himself a sandwich.
Grandpa goes by James. Dad goes by Jim. The dog is Duke. Mom is Natalie. I'm not sure why these "people" were so easy to name when I still haven't named the people in my last project, lol.
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Because she has a new outfit and the living room now has a rug. I had to make her shirt with long sleeves because of the way she is constructed. It looked dumb to have her cloth covered arms showing since the tape used wasn't flesh colored. I am much happier with the bell sleeved top and skinny ankle slacks. I am waiting on our computer to get back from the repair shop so I can make artwork for the walls. It is slowly coming together. I will soon have to start cutting poster board strips for siding...
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 And all it took was a straw, some toothpicks and beads, a paper fastener, nail polish, black paint, and a couple of mini grommets...and a whole lot of patience waiting for paint and glue to dry. Not my strongest attribute, lol.
 It even got the husband seal of approval for looking realistic.
 We will assume that the tripod is adjustable for when he is looking out that window.

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 I finally got around to cutting off the huge curly feet on my Dollar General fairy garden chairs. I touched them up with a bit of white nail polish and they now look in scale.

The kitchen got a couple of towels. It is the small details that make a dollhouse look more realistic. I hope to have more time this evening so stay tuned for a possible late night update, lol.
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Yep. I took the whole day to play. I made so much progress on the lake house.
 The master bedroom may be my favorite mini room of all the ones I've done over the years. If you've been following my blog for awhile, you may remember the tree bark my hubby found and brought to me. Some of it was used as flooring in the 50s house. I used almost all that was left in the master bedroom today.
 The oar is one leftover from a nautical swap I participated in many years ago. The basket on the dresser is one of two I bought on a recent antiquing trip.
 The kitchen is now stocked with food and dishes. The pots and pans must be in one of the cupboards.
 The boy's bedroom is still pretty sparse. It isn't their full time home but he needs something to do when the weather isn't cooperating. I really would like a telescope over by the window and some oversized cushions to sit on. I was going to have the dog join him in the loft and then realized there is only a ladder to get up there. Not sure a Bassett hound's short little legs could make the climb even if dogs could climb like that, lol.
I got a lot done in the living room. The window has blinds and a balance. I  slipcovered the couch. I made an ottoman and I got Gramps chair up to the correct height by adding rockers. Now I am down to the detail work on the inside. I need to start cutting strips of poster board soon so I can get the siding done. As usual, once the vision became clear the project is moving along fairly quickly.
While my summer has been great, it has not been very relaxing. I really enjoyed my day to play today.
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But the lower level floor is finished and the last coat of sealer is drying. The baseboard and window trim are also painted and installed. The kitchen window already had trim but there wasn't any indoor trim for the large window. I love the wall color with the natural wood floors.
 I will put the sides and "glass" in the sunroom when I am sure I don't need the open space for my hands.

 Yesterday I added a rope trimmed mirror in the bathroom and made the table for the sunroom.


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 I painted the ceilings, rails, and sunroom white. Then the kitchen and bathroom were painted turquoise and the living room a muted teal. Next I started laying the floor. I think I will leave the floor the natural color.
 At this point I was ready for a break from cutting and laying floor boards.

 So I started on the bathroom. I love these glass tiles. They were a stocking stuffer from hubby one Christmas. I found the plastic ice cubes at Goodwill. They work well for glass blocks. I also extended the wall on the stairwell side for privacy.

 Obviously the floor isn't finished but I had to do a trial run. I love how the living room looks.
I also had to put the fixtures in place to see how it will all look. I think it works pretty well.

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 Here is the deck under construction. None of the original deck parts came with the house so I started from scratch.
 I ended up with a nice sized deck. The house will be sided with navy poster board. I think the deck will be aged gray.
 There are no doors either. This one will be the main exterior door. I also need to make one for the balcony.
 I will hang it with paper hinges when I get to that stage.
Mr and Mrs are enjoying some time on the deck. The chairs are also Fisher-Price. I will probably paint them white.
I made a decent amount of progress today. I am getting a clearer idea of how I want this to look. I'm getting excited!
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And I am making a bit of time for minis.
 Hubby and I took a mini antiquing vacation last week. I found things for the mini lake house. This photo shows them post makeover. Mom, dad, son, dog, end table, sofa, and television were some of my purchases.
 I also found this Fisher-Price fridge. It just needed a bit of paint to fit right in.
 I am going to close off the exterior door in the kitchen. It is actually supposed to go to the bathroom but that part of the house is missing from my yard sale rescue.
 Here are the pre makeover items. Grandpa in his chair is a cake decor piece. I painted his chair to coordinate with the couch. I already had the trunk and sofa table in my stash. The little lamp came with the house.
Today I am making a deck for the front of the house since the original is missing. More photos to come!
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 Eleanor Elizabeth arrived 3 weeks early on June 4th. School was out for the summer by the time Mom and baby came home from the hospital so I got to spend a week with my daughter, her husband, and the new baby. Lots of opportunities for cuddles.
 I am back home for awhile and I had a bit of play time. In the top left corner of the box is the kitchen counter as it was.
 After a bit of a makeover, this is how it looks now. It isn't perfect but I am very pleased with the result.  I have to figure out how to make a very small fridge now because the kitchen area is quite tiny. I will do open shelves rather than upper cabinets.

 The Brookwood is a kit I have admired for a long time. I hope I can rehab this one into a beautiful lake house. Stay tuned for updates!

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