Personally, I blame the fact that I'm a die hard perfectionist and master of all of the details. I will spend 2 hours painting teeny tiny plates white vs. dubbing them as "good enough" and leaving them the way they were donated to me. It will take me 5 different tries to make the stairs exactly the way I want them before I'm finally satisfied and can move on to the next task. I have made over 15 trips to Michaels and JoAnns in search of the perfect building material, scrap booking paper and/or fabric! I am my own worst enemy.
Nonetheless, I'm extremely happy with what did get finished. Actually, I think it looks like the bomb (that's right, still keeping that phrase alive) and I'm pretty impressed with my handy work. And, to make a silver lining out of the above rant, if the challenge does become more than just a challenge, I can "easily" make some overhead lighting, lamps, pillows and a shower curtain, finish the baseboards and actually paint the outside of the house and add some Italiante detailing and crown molding. Heck, I'll even make a covered porch in the front if I have to. With little rockers. And a hanging planter. Whatevs.
So now (in my best Michael Buffer voice), welcome to the main event. The moment you've all been waiting for. A contender in Emily Henderson's I'm a Giant Dollhouse Challenge. Set to compete with the likes of Simply Grove. The Brick House. Little Green Notebook. Go Haus Go. And over 50. Other. Challengers . Ladies and gentlemen, I am proud to present....
Here's my house :)
Special thanks to: All my lady friends that have given me nothing but support, endless amounts of love and their best cheerleading impressions. Jim and Ruby for enduring many attention-less nights, a couple mini meltdowns and non-stop dollhouse mania (Jim, I thank you for staying with me and Ruby, I appreciate you not running away). My Mom and Aunt Ronnie for their gracious shadowbox figurine donations and regular ego boosts. My Dad for sawing off some legs to make me a coffee table. Jim's family for their excitement and feel good compliments. Jackie for volunteering to help make an HGTV room. And all those that have commented on, followed, critiqued and patted me on the back along the way.