The Best Laid Plans……

21 Oct

What is it they say about the best laid plans??? I can’t remember but I know the planning phase is important…. really important….. Especially when dealing with cutting up wood.


I know THAT is important. So I spent a long time last night look at houses. Looking for plans. As it happens… do you know there are like 3 doll house plans available online for free? Anyways. By 2 a.m., having transferred my initial photo onto a floor plan like three times, I realised that it was going to be a 4.5ft by 3.5ft monstrosity that would take up half my living room. Did I mention that I live in an apartment? I have no garage or outside area to be doing all this cutting and sawing. No workroom or utility room…….. No NO NOOOOO! My dining table is my work bench….. so having tried to put this thing on to paper…… I realised that it couldn’t work.

I also realised that I needed a degree in ARCHITECTURE, STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING and probably a stint in and asylum. What the hell was I thinking? But I had all the materials now so I HAD to produce something. In earnest, I started looking at REAL house plans for inspiration….. blimey… they looked complicated too. So what turned out to be my initial idea of how my dolls house would look…… ~(click picture for full article)

…..has turned into something much simpler…. cause I have realised something profound today……


I found this brilliant plan by a fellow blogger. These plans I can follow and understand. It’s simple and therefore STURDY in the hands of Toddler Child. Middle Child and I are going to bling it out. The end result will be amazing. And more importantly….. IT WILL BE DONE BY CHRISTMAS!

Keep tuned….. heading to bed to plan wallpapering scheme and scratch “Architecture Degree” off my TO DO list! Night all!!!


Posted by on October 21, 2011 in Christmas, Doll House, Oct 2011


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4 responses to “The Best Laid Plans……

  1. Erin

    October 22, 2011 at 1:33 am

    I can’t wait to see pics of your finished doll house. Good luck and have FUN!!

    • singlemotherstories

      October 22, 2011 at 12:21 pm

      Thanks Erin… here’s hoping that my house will look even half as good as yours did!!!! Thank you so much for sharing your plans!!!

  2. JSD

    October 22, 2011 at 2:59 am

    It’s a darling house…she will love it!

    • singlemotherstories

      October 22, 2011 at 12:22 pm

      Bet you’re liking the downscaling huh??? Still freaked but here goes…. cutting happening today!


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