MEASURE TWICE …. CUT ONCE!!!
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 KNOW I WILL FAIL SO ANYTHING I DO IS AN ACCOMPLISHMENT!
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!!!