While stocking up on supplies at Michael’s, I ran across this charming little dollhouse puzzle.
I thought this would make a cute decoration in my craft room. Putting this puzzle together was much more challenging than I expected. It probably took me over a week to finally get it right.
Once constructions was completed, I began using up all my old scraps of wood and left over paints to decorate the outside. I also had paper thin shingles that came with a Greenleaf kit that I would never use on a regular dollhouse so I cut these down with scissors to use on the puzzle house.
In each of the gables, I created scallop strips in Paint and glued them to the façade to give the appearance of fish scale siding under the eaves.
I altered some of the windows slightly by removing the mullions to let more light into the tiny house. On the inside, I added headers over the windows. I also added a strip of wood behind the ladder-type staircase to give it more of a stair feeling vs. a ladder feeling.
I printed my own wallpaper by snagging pics from the internet and shrinking them down in paint until they seemed to be to scale. I also printed out different tile patterns onto photo paper to use as flooring. The photo paper gave the floors a high gloss look.
I used scrapbook die-cut frames and cutouts from my old scrapbooking days to create ceiling medallions.
The object of this house was to use only scraps and not make any other purchases other than the kit itself. What do you think?