Saturday, 23 January 2016

Mountfield: Dining Room

Building the Mountfield Doll House

Last week I planned out the sitting room, this week it's all about the dining room. The basic layout is for open plan views between the living room, dining room and kitchen. There is no way that it staying, so those big central gaps will be blocked in to just leave the doorways. On the kitchen wall I'm putting a serving hatch in because, well, the demise of the serving hatch has been a sorry loss to us all.

Mountfield Doll House promo pics
View of the dining room and back bedroom from the Mountfield promo pics.

✩ Carpet. I've got a brown one with a little pattern in it from Poppets Dolly Bits.
✩ Curtain Pole.
✩ Curtains.
✩ Wallpaper. My plan is to use wallpaper on the upper halves of the walls, then wood cladding on the bottom half.

Fern wallpaper
I've bought this wallpaper from mmminiatures on eBay.

✩ Dining Table and Chairs. Ideally I'm looking for either a drop leaf or extending table.
✩ Sideboard. To go under the serving hatch.
✩ Fruit Bowl.
 Light Fitting. I love those low orange glass shades! I think I might try a mini fish bowl and some glass paint to make my own.
✩ Sunburst Clock.

1973 clocks
1973 Argos Catalogue.

 Record Player.
 Speakers.
 Records. The kids' will keep theirs in their own rooms, so this will be the home of mum and dad's record collection. Bing Crosby, Perry Como, Val Doonican, other crooners with a love of knitwear...
 Spider Plant.
 Cabinet.

Cabinet
1977 Argos Catalogue.



14 comments:

  1. How cute is this :) Looks awesome!

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  2. Oh I love Dolls houses, I had the most gorgeous cottage but it was huge it took up so much room, it has gone to my friends little girl for when she is older, I kept the stables though couldn't bear to part with it all x

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    1. If I had the space I'd have so many! I kept my childhood one for ages but it was massive and in the end it went on to another little girl. I'm really lucky at the moment as we have a spare room so it can all go in there :)

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  3. What an exciting project! I'm really enjoying following along with it. I love the fern wallpaper and some of the furniture reminds me of my parents' house when I was very little.
    xx Katie.

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    1. Thank you! The proof of the pudding will be when it actually goes up ;) I'm having loads of fun planning it out though, I just love the whole look of the 70s - even the totally naff stuff! xx

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  4. Oh yes you definitely need an orange glass lampshade, it will match the wallpaper a treat. Sunburst clocks and mirrors always remind me of my childhood. I am loving this project and following along xxx

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    1. I've always wanted one in my own house but OH has vetoed the colour orange on principle. Still, in miniature it will be just as fab! :)

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  5. He he - how cute are those clocks!? My mum has a grown up dolls house and she loved decorating it :) #homeetc

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    1. They are so much fun to do - and so addictive, you never stop buying little bits for them!

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  6. What a wonderful idea, we just recently reclaimed my dolls house from my Mum and I spent ages looking at everything again. Yours is just amazing!! X #HomeEtc

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    1. It's so much fun, isn't it? Everything's just so tiny! :)

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  7. Hello Jess! Thanks so much for linking up with us! My house was hit with the dreaded winter sick bug last week so I’m so behind with my comments. Just catching up now! LOVING this project so much!!!! Especially the idea of half wood clad walls!!! I absolutely can't wait to see this dolls house when it's finished!!! SUCH an awesome project!

    PS #HomeEtc is live tomorrow from 6.30am xx

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    1. I thought I'd escaped it but it's struck me down this week instead! Aw, thank you! All my stuff for the outside of the house arrived today, so I can actually begin to make a start on it now. I've bought this brick compound stuff which is meant to look like real brickwork... it just depends on my application! x

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