This room started as the Bathroom of the Big House when it was a Victorian mansion. But I like hallways, wanted someplace for the “elevator” to emerge, and wanted a bigger bathroom. Besides, the room is old and tired, and needed fixing up.
I thought it would be cool to put in a glimpse of a back garden, grotto, or atrium, whatever, so I gathered materials: 1 photo of trees; 1 piece of textured stone paper from MicroMark, vines, Spanish moss, paper punch flowers, and a fountain.
Fountain is from Lawbre, and the most expensive piece in the room at $30. I put in a bright white NovaLyte above the photo.
Wires for lights go through a hole in the back of the house. I aged the bricks with sponged on paint (brown, green, and tan), used vine materials I’d gotten from Creative Accents for the Blue House landscaping. Spanish moss and model railroad turf is glued to the floor. I used the fountain as is.
Inside I laid down new flooring (commercially available dollhouse flooring), put in false walls of cardboard covered with mulberry paper and painted. Stain pens make it easy to stain dollhouse mouldings, and it’s done.
The window is framed over a piece of acrylic “glass” by Houseworks and glued in place.
The double doors on the left are the “elevator” doors from below.
I made the trunk on stand using plans from The Scale Cabinetmaker.