I know a lot of you have been curious WHAT was up with my dollhouse. Well, here’s the scoop. When we started the I’m A Giant challenge, Emily and I were very busy starting our design company and working on clients all over LA and New York. So, to make a long story short, my poor dollhouse sat at Corbett’s house for months, languishing on in the cold garage. Until a few weeks ago when I realized that it was supposed to be done February 1. Clearly that’s not happening, construction is taking much longer than expected (as is often the case with new home construction). Ok, so here’s the progress I’ve made:
The first thing I did is hire my architect friend Louis to design the back of my house. I had no idea what to do back there because I want the entire back of the house to be glass/open but I want it to look like a falling down barn still. Thus, I hired a professional architect to figure it out for me.
For the bathroom floor, I’ve put down couscous as a pebble floor. I’m going to paint it white and finish it with a lacquer finish so it looks fancier.
I adhered the couscous to foamcore frame of my house with white glue. This process was one of those things that seemed like it would be easy when I started. Cut to me screaming and crying on the bathroom floor, covered in Elmer’s glue and couscous bits.
I painted this little chest of drawers peacock blue. Which is the new color of EVERYTHING I’m buying for my apartment. Glamour.
I had to do some minor repairs on the wall in the twins room (sidenote: my dollhouse is inhabited by two gay men Orlando and Ricky Martin and their twin boys Chadleigh and Tadleigh). I found out that you can spackle on top of foam core, which was pretty exciting. I am going to paint it all flat blue and then fix the trim, etc.
I’ve actually done a lot more than this but I haven’t had time to take any pictures because I spent the last week on a top secret celebrity interior design job. I’ll tell you about that when you’re older. Until then, I’ll be trapped in my apartment working on my dollhouse.