Remember the Lafayette Dollhouse I got at the beginning of the month? It was featured as My Lafayette Dollhouse. I had promised you photos once I am done with the makeover. So, here it is, my Oriental Lafayette!
As beautiful as it was to begin with, I decided to have some fun decoring the house. I began by painting the outside in lovely buttercream and dark chocolate. I used gold paint to accent some of the trims. I finished the outside with terra cotta roof tiles.
The inside took a little longer to complete. I usually finish the wallpaper before assembling the house. Since this house came already assembled, I had to be really careful about trimming the wallpaper around the intricate window frames. Since the floor was stained in places, I decided varnish would draw attention to the flaws. So I covered the floor in burgandy carpet.
Then came the most fun part -- making the dollhouse a custom SMehreen piece! I added stones all around the foundation, and filled the gaps with moss. There is grass all around the border above the foundation. Don't you just love the basement windows peeking through the stones?
Like all of my dollhouses, my Lafayette had to have flowers and plants! Since one side already has the gorgeous bay window, I covered the other wall with tall blooming greenery. To give the house its Oriental flare, the trims, windows and door are detailed in ruby rhinestones and hand embellished faux stonework details. Now tell me, how do you like the transformation?