|Maureen's studio apartment before the remodel|
Well, now the work starts. I probably should have attacked this earlier, as I knew it was coming up in the story line. But, I didn't. So now I will be scrambling to get this done in time for next week's post, despite having a ton of work to do for school.
I bought this Greenleaf dollhouse ( called Brimble's Mercantile) on Ebay several years ago .
The kit was already put together, but the builder used hot glue, and was obviously not a stickler for perfection. The price was very good, and I had originally planned to make it a pet store with living quarters above. Unfortunately, the seller did an extremely poor job of packing it to ship. She threw it in a box with some crumpled newspaper, and sent it UPS.
The house came to me in pieces. I was so disappointed, I put it to the side, and there it sat gathering dust. But the story line demanded that Maureen get a place of her own, and the old Greenleaf was calling my name. I glued it back together as much as I could, and used it for the scene in which Kevin delivers the ransom money to Marzano, as well as this week's deli scene. Now, I have to make the top floor livable for Miss O'Kenney, and I have been bouncing ideas around for weeks.
As you can see, a coat of white primer already brightens the place up. Picked up some cute scrapbook paper today to hang in the kitchen, and finished dressing her vintage brass bed.
|Already looks brighter with a coat of white primer on the walls and ceiling|
|Maureen's vintage brass bed, dressed in antique linens. I think Betsy approves, don't you?|
Space in a studio apartment is limited, so I decided to go with vintage Lundby for the kitchen and bathroom. I found these two sets on Ebay, and I think they are in wonderful condition. They are the perfect size for Maureen, but Fr. Kevin and the Sheriff think they are a bit too small for their taste.
Kevin says the bathroom makes him claustrophobic. I guess you'll have to decide for your self.
|Lundby bathroom in orange and harvest gold, circa 1973|
|Vintage Lundby kitchen, 1974|
Until next weekend, best wishes,