After many, many posts about the late nights we invested in building Grace her dollhouse, I realize, I left many of you hanging. So, as if you haven't waited long enough, today, I'll share the outside of the finished dollhouse and tomorrow the inside.
In the end, we finished the dollhouse in time to give it to Grace for her 4th birthday. And, by in time, I mean with minutes to spare :)
I couldn't have asked for a better reaction from Grace upon seeing her dollhouse. The look on her face was pure delight. She also wasted no time exploring, playing and redecorating.
But, back to the outside...
Each shingle on this dollhouse, was lovingly and painstakingly glue into place by my husband.
The stained glass window, created by my father in-law, is the same color stained glass as the butterflies he made for Grace's room.
I attached a Polly Pocket bird to one of the decorative moldings. I liked the idea of this sweet bird watching over Grace as she plays with her dollhouse.
Each of these details, constructed by my husband, came from this box.
Each piece of siding needed to be glued on separately. Some pieces even required coping in order to fit it perfectly around the curves of the windows and door frames.
The front porch has a a working porch light, house numbers, welcome mat and a miniature Riley.
Just like the mat, I'd like to welcome you inside....but that will have to wait until tomorrow.