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Monday, June 3, 2013

More napkins...

I did some window frames last week. From coffee staring sticks =) I measure with my mitre box but cut it with a metal shears. And painted the sticks white.


 


I was a bit eager as usual =) And glued them on, before I thought of putting "glass" between the frames.. I will have to remove them and glue some glass in between. I think it will keep the dust away better.
Like everything I do, it wasn't perfect... I thought I measured carefully, but the angles weren't perfect and everything went a bit crooked, but it's OK. I will wait with the rest until I found my plastic for the window. I have some overhead plastic sheets, but I can't remember where...

I couldn't remove the white and blue wallpaper on the upper floor but I put a new blue/turquoise paper on it. I might save the sides as they are, but I wanted the back wall to be turquoise =) It's a regular printers paper, but its turquoise, on both sides. I love the colour =) And you can see the yellow kitchen walls and the green patterned livingroom walls by the napkins. I'm happy with the colours. I think I got all my favourite colours now =) (light green, turquoise and pink)

I looked for wallpapers to my bedroom, didn't know exactly what I wanted until I saw it, but I thought it would be best if it wasn't a napkin, it was a bit hard to work with, I looked at wrapping paper, but didn't find a good one, but then I just found it, the perfect wallpaper, and what do you believe, it was once again a napkin =) But I couldn't resist it when it just spoke to me like that =)

I wanted to try a new technique. The last time I painted the walls white and then I placed the napkin straight on to the wall. It was a bit hard and I got some wrinkles and I redid one wall, but it didn't get any better..
So this time I tried to glue the napkin to a regular white paper. (like I tried the last time, but then I didn't remove all layers, I thought I had, but there were still one layer of white underneath that made the whole thing wrinkly) This time the result was quite good. I used a glue stick. and I was satisfied with the result. But when I wet it with wallpaper paste (like I have done with the papers I put on the walls) the napkin went all wrinkly. But I hope it will get better when it has dried..
It was hard to get the wrinkles on camera =)
I have soaked the paper in wallpaper paste and waited a bit before I put it on the wall, just like I would do in "real life" =)

While waiting I did some wallpaper on the roof window walls too. For the little boy's room.


After putting up one napkin I had to pack up when my daughter woke up, but I wanted to take a picture before I close up for the day... 
But it's not easy taking pictures when my little girl is up ;) She just love that door! I normally do everything mini-related when she is asleep. But I did get one picture before she grabbed the wall again...


Tomorrow I will cute out the windows, and see what method was the best, straight on to the wall or on a paper first =) Here you can see the result from both, upper wall on a paper and down stairs right on to the wall. (but the upper wallpaper hasn't completely dried yet)

Take care
Hannah



14 comments:

  1. You made a lot of progress on this house! I love the napkins you took for wallpapering; so romantic. It is going to be a house with a friendly atmosphere, that's nice!

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    1. Thank you! I hope it will get a nice atmosphere when its done, I think I'm hoping for a cosy feeling =) I thought I hated all things romantic, but maybe I don't =) Because I just loved that "wallpaper" =)

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  2. It's hard to decoupage, I have not found the right technique yet. It is a really good idea to put glass or plastic in the window, I also have a dollhouse without, and yes it get dusty.
    Continued your good work
    Hugs
    Wyrna

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    1. Thank you! I think I prefer putting the napkin straight on to the wall, doing it on paper first was a bit harder. But when I think I have got it, I mess up and have to start over again.. If you stumble on to a great technique let me know =)

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  3. En las fotos queda genial el empapelado y de bonitos tonos ( no se ven las arrugas).
    La pequeña es una delicia y muy aficionada a las casas de muñecas...ya verás cuando crezca.

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    1. Thank you! Yes it seem my daughter likes dollhouses too, I hope we can play with dollhouses together when she is a bit older =)

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  4. Wow its looking amazing great colors and work! it looks very feminine and beautiful.

    Gorgeous little helper you have there also ;)

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    1. Thank you! The "helper" is the cutest ever, but not that helpful ;) I'll have to give her a couple of years to develop her mini-skills..

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  5. Great progress! I like the wallpaper.
    Greetings, Faby

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  6. Jag tycker det blir mycket snyggt. Gillar färgerna och mönstren på "tapeterna". Hoppas du hittar plasten till fönstren och att det går bra att sätta dit dom. Du har fått mycket gjort den senaste tiden. Det är roligt att se.

    Lil på Lilsdolls

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    1. Tack! Man får smida medan järnet är varmt ;)

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  7. Hi, you have done beautiful work! And you have so cute helper :)
    Hugs
    Kikka

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Thanks for reading, I love to read your comments =)
Hannah