Thursday, April 11, 2013

Undersized Urbanite Update-Interior push

I still need to make some decisions on hardware....doorknobs, mostly.  There are a few items, here and there, that I would like to add over time, but with the Undersized Urbanite coming to a close soon, I need to be choosy!

Only the attic is left to finish really, and I have high hopes for that today.  Then it's on to the exterior!
I started some of that last night.  I cut the siding the other day and I gave it a coat of paint last night.  I chose Softest Juniper by Glidden.  It is a very pale blue green.  I think the color will suit my plans....

I'm really excited to do the exterior.  I have a very specific look that I am going for, and I really  hope that I pull it off.  If time allows, I will even rehab the shingles, but I won't hold my breath!

I have my sons birthday party the last weekend of April and then we are going to be celebrating as a family the next weekend.  UU deadline is May 5th.  That doesn't leave me much time!!!!

As we sit right now, here is the overview of the house:
It certainly is loud, but in a way, I think it all goes together quite well.  :)  Very ME!

Okay, so, THE LIVING ROOM:

There was a lot of futzing in this room.  I added the wall art and shelf above the couch.

 The owl is actually a scrapbook paper remenant that I had in my stash.  When I had more time, I used to buy scraps in lots on ebay.  :)
 The shelf is actually part of the interior of the blanket chest that's in the attic.  I painted it Lemon Custard by Folkart and gave it a coat of satin varnish.  The bottle of peppermints was made for me by my mother-in-law.  And elephant clock gets a home!
 I made some art to go above the doorway.  It says, "Be awesome! Be a book nut!"  Dr. Seuss said that, and I have it in my boys' real life book nook. I installed the stained glass in the door.  The shelf to the right of the door is the other part of the blanket chest.  Be resourceful!   The TV still needs a show on it...
 ...but I think this room has come together quite nicely.  Accessories will get added over time, but there is no time for that now!
 THE BOOK NOOK ROOM:
The window got framed and I made a bean bag chair!  Really, it's just a loosely packed hacky sack.  :)
 I hung some art in the book nook.  I am so ready to curl up in there and read!
 I stocked the other shelves. I would like to hang a few pictures on this empty space here at the stairs... and the walls over by the window.  Maybe that is something I can eek out today.
And finished filling the ones in the nook.  
 THE BATHROOM:
The windows in here got framed, too.  I added bath mats (baby blue felt). I would still like to get the sconces for either side of the square mirror.  I had found some PERFECT ones on ebay, but then forgot to go back and lost them.  Don't you hate when that happens?!
 A fun sign went above the cabinet. "So fresh and so clean clean"

 THE BEDROOM:
Probably got the most work.  I added knick knacks to the top of the Murphy bed.
 The curtains finally went up and I switched out the light the other day.
 And I dressed the bed.  These aren't the pillows that I will be using... they may end up here as decorative pillows, but I need some actual bed pillows.

 I love this room, too!  A bunch going on, but not as loud as the rest of the house.  The power of chocolate brown!
 And for a final shot, here is the overview of the first floor:
 And one of the second floor:
I spy something wee and cool in the attic!!!  

30 comments:

  1. Marvelous! I see the hacky sack worked out perfectly! :D All the details really bring it to life!

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    1. Thanks! It DID! I am currently making another one, and then a little table for drinks and such. I hate when there is nowhere to set a glass down.... which is probably why there are 4 end tables in my RL living room!

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  2. creo que has hecho un gran trabajo con esa casa ,se ve genial, me encanta

    besitos

    Mari

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  3. I love this house- especially the book nook! Nice work :)

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    1. Me, too! Now, who do we harrang for a shrink ray?

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  4. I just fell in love with it! When I saw the first overall picture I thought "Eh.. a dollshouse.. one of the many" But Oh My God! the details! the book nook! the fun little signs, the art pieces, covers on the bed and sofas... I think it is so well made and thought through!!! I am jealous of whoever lives there - they are so lucky! Great-great-great job!

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  5. I got to say honey, this place is looking pretty damn hip'

    You might need to come visit me in the woods and fix up my brown earth toned empty space of a house ;)

    Awesome job!

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    1. Thanks, Jane! And anytime! I love interior design. Mini-ing allows me to do it all the time. :) On a way smaller budget!

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  6. Yet another wonderful house Lys!! You so incredibly talented! I love seeing what you will come up with next.
    ~string bean

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  7. Fab touches everywhere you look. I love how colorful and vibrant it is. It feels warm and relaxed.

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    1. Thanks, April! It is pretty relaxed, even though it's all up in your face, huh? :D

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  8. It's amazing. As I was scrolling through, I kept thinking each room was my favorite. Great designs. :)

    AND a hacky sack?! You're a genius.

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    1. Thank you!

      I can't take credit for the hacky sack idea... I mean, I made it and all, but it was Brae's suggestion when I asked for help on making a bean bag chair. :)

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  9. Lyssa, this looks fantastic!!! Loud, schmoud...what's a home without a little color creativity? I'll tell you, beige and beige is boring! F-A-B-U-L-O-U-S!

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    1. And your tables just make it all the better! Thank you!!!

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  10. Lyssa dahling, sorry, but I did not read anything. My old bones and eyes are too tired tonight. I just looked at the pictures, and I looked, and I looked. Oh, my goodness, what a delightful house this is. It is definitely one of a kind, okay!! Congrats. I can just go on and on looking because the colour scheme you have chosen is so alive. That's it, Lyssa, this house is alive! Congrats on a stunning job!

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    1. *blushes* Thanks, Lucille! And no worries about not reading! I basically just told you what was in the picture. :)

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  11. Wow, you have been busy. Looking fab. I love the Dr Seuss quote - there should be at least one of his quotes in every home. One of my favourites is "If you never have you should for it is fun and fun is good". I especially love the book nook. I'd love one of those in my real house. What bliss to retreat to a place like that.

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    1. Ahahahah. We have, like, 8 in our house. That one you mentioned is going to go in the playroom.

      I, too, would love a nook like that. So fabulous. :)

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  12. I want to live in there SO much! Love it!

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    1. Bippity boppity, BOO! Are you tiny? Can you come here?!?!

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  13. Wow, it's beautiful. And you made it so personal, I love it.

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    1. Thanks, Kyle :) They are all my tiny dream homes.

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  14. Wow! I like this wonderful house. Everything is perfect. The book nook is superb.
    Bye, Faby

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  15. What a wonderful house, love the book nook room!!! -And all the details. The house has a lot of personality. I love to see photos of whole houses, thank you for the tour.
    Mona

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  16. You are welcome, Mona! This whole house makes me smile. :)

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