I thought that it was way past time to create my own blog. This is no easy task, considering that i am a definite technophobic!!!

My children (and theirs) introduced me to the wonderful world of the internet and all that comes with it!! First google, then ebay, internet groups and blogs!! I have met so many wonderful, charming people that i now call friend. Please bear with me while i blunder and bluff my way through this, until i find my way. Which is how i have survived most of the daunting situations that i have landed myself in!!!

Monday, August 9, 2010

a little elbow grease...

I have been putting off adding a new post!! I really feel out of my depth, here, but here goes...I have been scrounging through photo's, looking for evidence of the enormous amount of work that i have invested in this house. I have found a few photo's, not nearly enough as i had no idea that i would be drawn into the world of blogging. And i was on a roll, every waking moment was spent, if not working on it, then on the internet looking for any information that i could find..... so it didn't feel like work, but sadly not enough photo's. There weren't any remnants of previous wallpapers, so after much thought and mulling it over, i decided against reproduction papers (many of which i really like), for this house and used vintage wallpapers in small patterns that i found on ebay. i am getting a nice little collection together now and i'll need more houses to use them.that will be my excuse, anyway!!! Some came all the way from america, some from england and some were swaps that i had with other members of DHPP.  Once the original paint colours were determined, it was really only a matter of giving it a good sand, then an all purpose undercoat was applied. New base was made from old ply and timber salvaged from a vintage wardrobe. the roof was reattached and i was ready to decorate!! Well worth the effort....  oops forgot to mention that all the hinges were broken!