There are no *step-by-step* pictures. I totally spaced. And, I am really new to the electricity part of doll house building, and was not ready to share my bumps and bruises. :D
So, the wallpaper is from Jennifer's printables. It was originally this:
But I found that this was too colorful for what I wanted. Enter paint.net! I opened the page in paint.net and used the color change tool to turn all the yellow tones to a very light blue. What I ended up with was this:
If you don't have paint.net go to their website and download there program (it's free). It is the best free photo editing software around. There are several tutorials out there on the web, teaching you how to use all the different aspects of the program. It's amazing. :)
I also altered the paper that I will be using for the bedroom. It was originally black:
The wainscot is made out of skinny sticks and some coffee stir sticks that I bought from Ann a few moths back. They were all glued to a paper template so I could dry fit it while figuring out the layout for the light(s). The paper that goes into the dormer is glued into the house, but not the dormer itself yet, since I need to grout and paint the stone still.
I am thinking of going with either a painted white stone look or white marble. Time to flip a coin! The house is also going to get all white interior trim.
The light was made to look like this one I found on google:
I may put foil around it or something. The Gun Metal paint I used seems too dark and not shiny enough.... not sure.
It is made out of woodsies, cut to size with an inner frame on top and bottom made out of 1/8" square dowel strip wood. The inside of the light was painted white to reflect the light better. I then glued a piece of acetate to the top and bottom on the inside. A good sanding and then a few good coats of Gun Metal by Folkart. The light bulb is inserted through the back and sandwiched in between to skinny sticks to keep it in place. The excess wire will be covered up with the mirror and the light is currently just taped on so I can move it around later. I am considering splicing another light in there since this one seems dim to me. Then again, I may just go with the dim light. :)