Condemned ?: A cautionary taleI'm not gonna lie to you, preparation for this post has induced some very colourful language, none of it repeatable here.
Not long before Christmas, a fellow stall holder at one of the fairs I did offered me a doll's house that had been sitting in her shed for a while. Apparently it had belonged to a niece who had built and collected the house through one of those weekly magazine series.
I love a rescue project so gladly accepted. The following week I took delivery of x 2 huge boxes.
The house had been dismantled with the intention of being redecorated. The original construction had involved some super strong gluing of the 'No more nails' variety.
Well, on closer inspection, there were a few damp patches on some of the panels, a little bit of rust here and there. Clearly it was going to take a lot of time to restore it to its former glory so I put it to one side until I had a moment after Christmas to tackle it properly.
Well, today that moment came and I'm afraid to say that this mini tale will not have a happy ending!!
|The first time it collapsed...|
|We're up again...|
|Aaaaaand we're down|
|As built as it's gonna get!|
While it would be good to see it looking pretty I fear the amount of time, fury and expense would still be more than the enjoyment of the finished house.
I've never given up on a house before but this one I'm sad to say is beyond me.
If anybody out there is contemplating getting a doll's house via a weekly magazine series, I BEG YOU, save your money and put it towards a proper kit. It will serve you much better in the long run, I promise!!