Wednesday, 28 November 2012

Nothing Wrong With Cream.....Or Ivory!! Plus a Girl Can Never Have Too Many Pairs of Shoes!!

Well there is nothing wrong with cream, until it curdles. I have been busy painting the Sid Cooke house, all the woodwork and all the odd bits of furniture I intend for this house in the same shade of Dulux Subtle Ivory 4 that I used to redecorate my front room.
 I have papered the upstairs room but simply painted the downstairs as I intend to have a feature wall at the back.
 This was meant to be a quick in and out 'dress' house but I think I may have a problem that will be a real nuisance to sort out. This house came ready built and primed off ebay. I decided to give it a coat of Gesso primer before painting with the Dulux satinwood. This may be a big mistake as I think the satinwood has reacted in some way with the gesso and my satinwood feels very tacky and is very glossy. Not the look I wanted at all. 
I think I am going to have to leave it alone for a couple of days. Let it all dry and harden completely then have a look and decide what to do.
I can concentrate on the skirtings, LED lights and the roof.........Hmmmmm, quick project? 
 The top room is going to be the guest bedroom. The room I have always fantasised about. The room that is always perfectly tidy and dust free. The room that says, "I could always come in here and just sit and read a book." The room where the bed linen does not have a single paw print.
The room that hides my shoe collection!!
 So I Have had to buy a couple of pairs of shoes to hide under the bed.
At the Kensington Festival I was so pleased to see an Italian lady whose work I had previously seen at Miniatura a few years ago, Patrizia Santi
 I really wanted a pair of her adorable Ugg boots but had to settle for these gorgeous ballerina flats that I would definitely wear in real life. They are so beautifully made and delicate.
I have the perfect cupboard for this room's miniature shoes bought for Diagon Alley but now surplus to requirements, now where's that cream paint!!


  1. Too bad wall paint not meet your expectations ... when we look at the pictures it seems that everything is perfect.
    The shoes are wonderful!

  2. I don't think there could ever be such a thing as a guest room with no paw prints. (and would you really want one? :-D)

    I LOVE those shoes.

  3. Totally agree that the quick project you had in mind is never as quick as it should be.

    Love the shoes and shoe boxes!

  4. I hope the gesso will cure right, what a pain. In my experience there is no such thing as a quick mini project LOL.
    The shoes are fabulous!

    P.S. Glad you finally got the package :)

  5. Wat een schattig poppenhuis. Dat is nog eens een project dat is te overzien. :) De schoentjes zijn prachtig net als de schoenendozen. Veel plezier met het maken van je perfecte kamer.

    Groeten Xandra

  6. Hello Janice,
    I hope everything dries well without any problem. I've come to realize there is no such thing as a quick project in miniature. The structure is lovely and i look forward to seeing your rooms come to life...the accessories will be perfect.

  7. Just 2 days, someone asked me if I had built a spiderweb in my tribal house and of course I found another wasp nest! LOL It's that time of the year again. Dust free and perfectly tidy will never happen in my world, big or small :)

    But shoes!!!!! Had to run over here to see when I read your title for this post :). You are talking to a firm believer of "there is always room for 1 more pair of shoes". Even if I am a caterpillar, I will still not be able to wear all the shoes I own..hehehe

  8. Your house is wonderful. The shoes are fabulous.
    Bye Faby

  9. Looking forward to watching your progress. Troy


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