Monday, February 15, 2010

Under Construction

For Christmas, Grammie and Grampie got Tessa a dollhouse. They bought it at a second hand store and the best thing about it is that it's totally unfinished. Jeremy and Tessa have taken it's renovation on as their Daddy and Tessa project.

We already decided that when Charley starts walking I am going to enroll him in baby gymnastics at the community center on Saturday mornings, and Jeremy and Tessa will have some special alone time where they work together on the dollhouse. It's an excellent plan and we're happy to have an ongoing project. Tessa loves to make stuff and do craft, so I'm excited to see what they will come up with.

Today they braved the blizzard to go get some paint at Lowes. They were able to snatch up a returned sample can for just $1! Tessa had been asking for pink paint, so they were lucky to find some and designated it as their roof color.

Jeremy has been sick so we waited until after he got a good nap to start. In the meantime Tessa asked me to draw a picture of her and Daddy painting the dollhouse on her 'macky noodle'.

"Daddy your shirt is all dirty"

the decorator and her clean slate

the finished roof
I asked Jer what the color would be for the rest of the house and he said whatever was on sale for $1 next weekend at Lowes.

By the way we are soliciting ideas for the interior. There are many rooms to be done. I think there should definitely be a disco ball and Jeremy has plans to fix a broken set of stairs by fashioning an elevator.

I suggested a chocolate room but thought better of it because of the dogs. Maybe I should leave the creativity to Tessa and make my own tricked out dollhouse like Phoebe on Friends?
(excuse the old time TV reference by remembering that we no longer have cable)

Thank you Grammie and Grampie! It was the perfect way to beat some blizzard induced cabin fever today.


Stephany said...

my greatest memory is redoing my doll house with my mom, painting it, decorating it, etc.
at craft stores - ac moore, michales, in the doll house section, they sell doll house sized rolls of rug, wall paper, flooring, furniture, etc.
kitchen, bathroom, bedroom are a must obviously, but i thought a playroom would be cool in my doll house with all those fun random doll house nick nacks i wanted. a pet room, a princess room, etc.

phasejumper said...

So neat! I would totally have my own dollhouse if I had the room-it would be the only house that was always clean! What happened to your cable?

erin said...

I LOVED Pheobes dollhouse! haha! I totally agree with a candy room. They could wallpaper the room with candy wrappers and you could make a great disco ball out of a ring pop! mmm