Project Dollhouse - A Little Progress and Some Sweet Lucite Lamps

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Just to refresh your memory

This is my latest project. It's circa 1972 French Provincial brick home that is getting mainly cosmetic updates on a tiny little budget!  You can see more before photos here. Around here we refer to it as Project Dollhouse.

We've made a little progress!

This is the living and dining room combination we started with:

And now...

We created a cased opening  to define each room and give the whole space some depth.

These next photos need a little explanation. 

See that doorway we're looking through? That's a door that separated the master bathroom vanity area from the shower and water closet.

What we did in the "after" below, is remove that door and repurpose it to separate the Master Bathroom from the Master Bedroom.   I don't have a photo of this shot "before".  There was no door here, just a big opening  looking directly into the master bathroom from the master bedroom,  just like at Motel 6!

Yuck, all of this came out

Even this is an improvement!

Oh, and I went over to Merchants on Main this afternoon to do a little fluff at my space when I spotted this! 

Lovely...Lucite...Vintage.... and there's a pair of them!  Interested?  Email me at  and I'll fill you in on the details.

Happy Monday!!!  We're off and running again!

Some of us, anyway!


Splendid Sass said...

Looking so much better, Kim!
Love the lamps.
Have a great week.

jack said...

Kim I love your blog. The work and pictures are amazing. See you this week.


Dayka Robinson said...

The doors on the front of that house are pretty amazing--is it yours??

Unknown said...

Looks like you have been busy! Love the pup ;)

Ashley said...

Little changes make for a big impact. Can't wait to see it all complete, Kim!

Meghan @ Wishful Thinking said...

I really love progress photos! This house is so cute! Can't wait to see how it turns out!

Julie of Monkey Grass Hill said...

I love that you put walls up - I'm not a big fan of one huge open space. Also, I've been living with the "motel 6" master bathroom for 4 years now. It makes me crazy! I can't wait to redo it. Hopefully I'll get some good ideas from you. Finally, your dog looks so much like mine - funny.


Starting to look really when you can see progress! And that is one cute smoochie!

Carrie @ Hazardous Design said...

Wow! When you said "cosmetic updates" and "tiny little budget" I wasn't expecting to see pictures of new walls and gutted rooms! I'm so excited to see what's coming next!

Jade @ Flip Flops + Pearls Design said...

Looks like you are going to be pretty busy this summer! Looking good!

Lou Cinda @ Tattered Hydrangeas said...

Loving it! I love to see what potential comes from a home like this! Your ideas are awesome and I can't wait to see what else you have up your sleeve!

Lou Cinda

Jessie said...

The changes are looking great so far! Looking forward to see future progress and the finished product.


Nan ~ Playful Decor said...

Hello Kim, Thank you for finding me through Abby! I'm chuckling at your name chattafabulous! LOL! What a rgeat project with the house! My secret desire is I wish I could just hire all our work out - "Do this here and do that there...!" But alas, we are diy-ers! Keep in touch & have a great week.

hooper and ann said...

I just love it. It is going to be absolutely gorgeous! Can't wait to see the transformation!

Naomi@DesignManifest said...

hah! I've seen so many split bathrooms like that. Sounds like this place is going to be spiffed up real nice.