Thursday, January 2, 2014

New Year, New House-Undersized Urbanite

Happy New Year to you all!  I hope you had a fantastic holiday. :)  Mine was spent with family, friends, champagne and board games.  Didn't do too shabby in The Game of Life, but got my butt handed to me in Monopoly.  HA!

After such a raucous night, yesterday seemed like a good time to bust out the Imagination House and get started on this years Undersized Urbanite.  As usual, I will be trying out some decor ideas that I would like to have in a real life house, but am too broker joker to manage.  LOL.  I am also going to *GASP* refrain from bashing major bashing.  I haven't built ONE single kit straight from the box.  

All I have planned so far is to eliminate the stairs and put in another wall.  The stairs just get in the way in this build and I don't want the front door coming straight into the kitchen, so I will make shift an entry way.  As far as plans for decorating?  I am so excited!!!

There are five rooms in this build.  I will be, as stated before, making a kitchen; master bedroom; t(w)eenage girl room; craft attic and Man Cave!

Here is what I have so far:

Modern, but fancy.  Subway tiles will be used. A unique, repurposed island. White, black and lime green. Tons of fun accents.  Wood floor.

Man Cave
Dark grey walls.  Wood tones through furniture.  Fantastic office chair. Fun accents. Fun chair.  Books. Carpet.

A really COOL light fixture (I hope.... I *think* I can pull it off)
Unique repurposed entry table.  Light and airy, because it's a small space.

Master Bedroom
lt grey walls.  Wood floor.  Color pops.  Very sophisticated room.

Teen Room
White room.  Grey carpet.  Neutral palette will allow LOTS of color accents.  Bench. Bright curtains. Radiator. Fun wall art. An accent wall. Canopy. Unique repurposed bookshelf.

Craft Room
Wrapping Station. Scrapbook table.  Bright walls and floor.  All shelves and tables white. Memo boards. Unique repurposed tables.  I will also be adding in knee walls here and flattening out the ceiling a bit.

My plan for the exterior is very classic. White and black and red. Great porch.  Small, cute yard.

I'm excited? Are you?!  Oh.  I also have no intentions of keeping this one.  It will go up for sale this summer.  So I am going in with the reminder that anything I put in it.... won't be staying!


  1. I'm so excited to watch you build this. :) :) :)

  2. Good luck with your build! Everything sounds good!

  3. I have this same dollhouse (it will be a lakeside cottage) but I am not entering any contests with it. :-) It's an ongoing project for me.
    So excited to see this & adding that wall is a great idea. You do such beautiful work.

  4. You're very lucky! This ia a wonderful house. I'm curious to see the progress.
    Greetings, Faby

  5. Can't wait to see it - especially the craft room!

  6. Looking good! I really like that fun chair in the man cave!

  7. You are making a good start. Love the chair in the man cave. Look forward to watching progress.

  8. Looking forward to watching the progress on this project :) happy new year

  9. Your plans sound great. I especially can't wait to see miniature subway tiles! :)

  10. Hit the ground running with a brand new project! :D


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