Remember that lost puppy dog face I wrote about last week? Well, today I have proof that it works! My step-dad has been helping me put together my new dollhouse, and it is starting to come together. I have no problem telling you all that he is the brains of the operation but I do get to decorate and that is always fun. So far we ( as in he ) has the pieces cut and sanded and ready to go. We decided to paint and paper the walls before we assemble the house so I pulled out all the pieces of sample wallpaper that I had laying around, because.. doesn't everyone have bits of sample wallpaper lying around the house? Actually, a year or two ago I had asked at a local paint and wallpaper store if they had any old wallpaper books I could have for some other crafts I was doing. As you may have guessed by now I am not big on throwing things out and I love to find ways to repurpose what I have. So jump forward to present day and I have lots of pages of wallpaper to choose from for my dollhouse. Of course lot of the prints won't work for this sort of project but there are some simple and tiny patterns that work well. There were also some checkered patterns that would make great floor tile, and even some marble look paper that I am thinking of using for kitchen, or bathroom counter tops. As I get to those things I will post some pictures of my efforts.
In the meantime here are a couple of sites that have mini pattern wallpapers that you can print out.
http://adacasitas.blogspot.com/ http://www.customdollhouse.com/printable1.htm http://184.108.40.206:8090/dh/Printables13.html