Two weeks ago I gave a preview of a project my husband was working on. I thought by the time I post about it, it will be 'finished', according to how I wanted it. Apparently, for my husband, it was already finished and refuses to let me touch it (aaarrggghh!!!).
This is his 'finished' project:(my husband said there weren't any unpainted popsicle sticks in the supermarket when he bought them). My husband built this from memory, from the house their ranch hands built in the cattle ranch his grandfather used to own when he was a little boy.
I have a photo of an actual house that looks like this from their farm in the southern Philippines but I can't find it. So I Googled around and found this image from Lonely Planet:
|Philippine Traditional Wooden House (image from Lonely Planet)|
I wanted to paint it to consider it 'finished' but Andrea seems to like it colorful so my husband won't let me touch it further.
Here are more photos of the doll house:
|View of the side of the house.|
|View of the back and the kitchen/dining area.|
|See the counter in the kitchen area?|
|Chicken coop at the bottom of the house.|
Those are skewer sticks used to cover the bottom of the house and the kitchen area. These houses are usually built on stilts and the bottom of the house can be used for storage, or used as an area for the pets. We're planning to get small plastic chickens for this doll house.
The roof can be removed to give access to the rooms inside.
|Just 2 small rooms inside, the kitchen area, and the balcony.|
Here's the thing. This house wasn't built to scale for any of Andrea's dolls so we're having a hard time thinking of furniture that will fit inside. My husband made a few furniture using popsicle sticks but they were too big for the house. Right now, Andrea seems to enjoy removing the roof and putting her small dolls inside.
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