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A new Bauder-Pine bed

This week I stumbled upon a Bauder-Pine bed for $17 plus free shipping. Of course I bought it. It’s signed J McC — Jayne McCormick. Since I already have a Bauder-Pine bed for the Mansard Victorian’s downstairs bedroom, I’ll use this one in the attic bedroom. The light green bedding would have gone nicely with […]

Subway tile backsplash (part 2)

Picking up from my last post, I continued the subway tiles until I reached the bottom of the cabinets. My kitbashed cabinets aren’t quite square and there’s a bigger gap under the right cabinet than the left. I thought maybe I could shove the cabinet bottoms up against the top edge of the tiles, but […]

Subway tile backsplash (part 1)

This post has been a long time coming. I’ve been puttering around on the Mansard Victorian’s kitchen backsplash ever since I finished the countertop in January. First I glued in the kitchen wallpaper. I prepared this scrapbook paper last fall when I started the kitchen (yikes, has it been that long?) but then I put […]

The estate sale Amberwood

I visited family in Boston right before Christmas. A few weeks before the trip, I searched for dollhouses on Boston Craigslist, just in case… and I lucked out! I wish I had saved the pictures because the post is long gone now, but it was an estate sale where someone was selling off a miniature […]

Tile kitchen countertop

The next step in the Mansard Victorian’s kitchen is the countertops. Looking back at the inspiration picture, the countertop is white tile with a black border. The backsplash is subway tile, but you can’t tell in this picture what the countertop tile looks like. I found a picture of another kitchen with a similar countertop. […]

Bashed Cassidy Creations cabinets — stove hood

Since my last post about the Mansard Victorian’s kitchen, I finished the second upper cabinet. Then I started thinking about how to make a hood. I was enjoying bashing Cassidy Creations kits into something completely different from their intended purpose, so I sat down with my box of kits and went through them looking for […]

More Cassidy Creations cupboard bashing

Before I get back to the bashed cabinets, here are a few other pieces that will go in the Mansard Victorian’s kitchen. I bought this metal Cassidy Creations sink for a few dollars at a mini flea market. It had already been painted with glossy white paint. The sink has two legs in the front […]

Cassidy Creations kits bashed into kitchen cabinets

When I started reading Nutshell News magazines in the 1990s, some of my favorite articles were the ones that showed how to bash furniture kits into something other than what they were supposed to be. In my quest to furnish the Mansard Victorian (almost) exclusively with Cassidy Creations and Bauder-Pine furniture, I’ll do the same […]

Checkerboard floor continued

Continuing with the checkerboard floor. I’m not sure what these white smudges are on a few of the tiles. But they were easily covered up with black Sharpie. Can’t even see the touch-ups! I didn’t take a picture of this, but in covering up a white spot right on the edge of one black tile, […]

Checkerboard kitchen floor in half scale

In my quest to furnish the Mansard Victorian (almost) entirely with Bauder-Pine and Cassidy Creations furniture, I plan to use these Cassidy Creations appliances in the kitchen. When I first started thinking about this room — around a year ago, probably — I googled “1920s kitchen” and these pictures are the first two that turned […]

Mansard Victorian — a bashed kitchen door

When I bought the Mansard Victorian, it didn’t have any interior door holes. The partitions weren’t glued in, so I could have cut holes in those, but I don’t like it when one room leads into another without a hallway in between. I have no problem building a house without a staircase or a bathroom, […]

Mansard Victorian — sconces on a false wall

I wasn’t planning to electrify the bay window addition on the Mansard Victorian, but a few weeks ago I nabbed two Clare-Bell sconces on eBay that match the chandelier I’m using in the living room. And hey, you can’t have too many lights, right? (Don’t answer that.) I already have wallpaper on the other side […]

A Bill Lankford shanty and a broken potbelly stove

I bought this little half scale house a few weeks ago. From the base, the chimney, and the Grandt Line doors, I recognized it as a Bill Lankford design. The seller confirmed that she’d built it in one of his classes. It’s a shallow house, just under three inches deep. It’s supposed to be a […]

Mansard Victorian – more electricity

Every time I’ve sat down at the Mansard Victorian lately, I’ve stared at it for about fifteen minutes and then got up and walked away. I have done a little more with the electricity following my last post — I was waiting to post about it until I was a little further along — but […]

Mansard Victorian – kitchen addition

I’m adding a bump-out to the Mansard Victorian’s kitchen. It will be similar to this one on the Queen Anne Rowhouse, but with a Lawbre French Canopy for a Mansard-style roof. I previously cut a hole in the kitchen wall. (Well, Geoff cut it, but I told him where!) The Cassidy Creations sink will sit […]

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