“Life’s Daily Inspiration” A House To Remember
When I was younger I loved woodworking still do. But, my arthritis has put a stop to a lot of things I use to make. Today I am sharing one of the things I made 19 years ago. You say how do you remember that so well. That’s easy I built a 4 ft high 3 ft wide dollhouse for a set of triplets. They are now in there first year of college. Whew, I am getting old.
Everywhere I go and look there’s another “ Life’s Daily Inspiration” one of the sweet benefits of getting more mature. Not older just better. ( like a fine old antique) or a (great vintage wine.) Just better with a little age.
But, back to that dollhouse, it’s memorable because of those adorable triplets. I made my own pattern and decided to make it.
I decided to make three floors. Get it triplets! Lol Ok enough with the jokes for now.
I had to stop and figure out how big does it need to be for three little girls to share. I decided on 4 feet wide. 12 inches deep. And 4 1/2 feet tall. With. Gabled ceiling. The upstairs was a bedroom. With three beds. Kind of like the house of the 3 bears. Dressers skateboards, carpet, curtains.
All the usual kid’s bedroom stuff.
Some people like to go running, others go shopping, and still, others watch football, soccer, basketball, baseball all of these can be a hobby.
I am one of the people who love to learn new things, I have many hobbies. I sometimes think mine and Elaine occupation with Hospice results in my innate curiosity. But then I remember my dad telling you can do whatever you set your mind to. Anything is learnable.
And if you look back through our articles you will know that I have several hobbies.
Woodworking is one of my very first endeavors though.
And the triplets dollhouse was a work in progress for about 2 months. While trying to work 60 and 70 hours a week. For those who don’t know Hospice caregiving isn’t a 9 to 5 job.
So moved this project to the back part of my bedroom. And brought all my miniature tools inside. And since I am a horrible sleeper. I’m sure because I’m working all night 3 or 4 nights then switch to afternoons, and back to all days. Yeah, it messes with you body’s internal clock.
So here in lies the reason I was able to work in my room. When I couldn’t sleep I’d get up and work on this doll house.
I made the fireplace out of pebbles and silicone. I placed each shingle on the roof one at a time.
And built the jacuzzi from a round shaped bowel. And then tiled the floors and around the jacuzzi. And put the pebbles around the edge.
I had so much fun making the kitchen cabinets. Sink, stove and bought the refrigerator. You can buy faucets, kitchen cabinets handles all from the hobby shop. Or from Amazon online.
I cut and made all wood trim after papering the walls.
And carpeting the rooms I wanted to be carpeted.
I then bought some of the furnishings throughout the house.
I choose to make my own curtains and kitchen valances.
They were even back expensive. I used regular carpet and small house tiles to save money.
Oh, it was so much fun shopping for all the accessories I don’t think to this day I have a favorite room. But, I can tell you each room let me know you can do anything on a budget if you try.
I would shop each room one at a time. I still love the little copper molds on the wall. I have some still hanging on my wall in my kitchen.
Those kids were made to take care of the dollhouse and when the girls outgrew it. Their dad had a piece of plexiglass cut to fit the back. And seal the back so it looks just like these photo’s now 19 years later.
My photos aren’t the best but, please remember their almost 20 years old and have faded some.
You looking back I had no idea what would become of this dollhouse. These three girls used the little two inch dolls.
To play with it. And now it will be passed to their children.
Not a bad way to be remembered as someone who is a memory maker. And the best part I get to share in all those memories.
So go out an help make a memory for someone else. Just look around to find someone to be a blessing too.
And in giving to them you will receive the bigger blessing.
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Or share with us a memory you have been blessed by.
Elaine and I being in Hospice for over 70 years combined.
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Scarlett and Elaine