Sunday, November 21, 2010

Christmas Carole Dollhouse: Stairs

I want a lot of red inside this dollhouse. I started with the stairs. I used a red upholstery fabric as a runner.
First,  I painted the stairs a very dark brown and glossed it. Then I hot glued the runner, making sure it was tight around each step. I started at the bottom and glued one step at a time.
I painted some gold detail on the side and on the railings. Then I looked at it and thought it was missing something.
Runner brackets! I used these gold foil wires that I had removed from ribbon for another project.
I also did one room's wood floor and cut out the carpet for another room. It's back to work on the Christmas Dollhouse!!

6 comments:

  1. Your stairs do look fabulous, with that beautiful carpet up the center. I left a comment on your facebook page. I realise that these are made for dolls, and I meant no offence. Just thought you wouldn't mind some helpful advice.
    I love seeing what you come up with each time you put your creative hands to work. Thanks for sharing!

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  2. The upholstery fabric seems to work so well as carpet. Wouldn't have thought to try it. You're such a resourceful gal :)

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  3. Un buen trabajo. Esta escalera ahora más perfecta con esta alfombra. Me encanta.
    Besos Clara

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  4. they have such a rich feeling to them- beautiful!! The runner brackets are brilliant ♥

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  5. Oh my! Are these not the most adorable stairs! I'm telling you, you are the "Master" Dollhouse Builder! Seriously, these are just perfect. Love the tiny carpet runner rod thingies!
    Best,
    Gloria

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