The roof section was cleaned up and all the stickers were removed. Then I masked the parts that I didn't want spraying with a plastic bag and masking tape. Then it was given 2 coats of white spray to give a bright smooth finish.
Once the spray was dry I removed the masking and laid some lilac carpet. I will add some details such as curtains, pictures and furniture once the door has been repaired and fixed back in place.
So here is the first of the houses to be renovated. This is a genuine vintage meadowcroft cottage, not to be confused with cheddar cottage (Angelina Ballerina's house) as this has hardboard floors not plastic.
After cleaning the cottage and removing the stickers I used my usual method for taking a template to paper the downstairs section. I decided to divide it into a living room and kitchen area.
I used wood effect for the kitchen walls and flagstone floor. For the living room space the floor is light wood parque and the walls have a blue flowery design to fit with the country cottage feel.
The next update will be the progress on the roof section which will be the bedroom area.
Wow it's been a long time since I updated this page and lots has happened since then! Namely the addition to my family of my daughter who is now 3, I also moved back to the UK and started full time work. But now things are starting to get back to normal I have time once more to work on some little projects and also I get the added pleasure of seeing my little one playing with the houses I have decorated.
I got a fantastic ebay deal on a job lot of 4 houses so there will be plenty of new pictures to see soon enough.
I finally got an original Meadowcroft cottage, which although in need of some attention, looks like it will be a pleasure to decorate. I also finished the kitchen in the grand hotel! so there will be a few pictures of that going up soon. As well there have been a few new families added to the collection so there will be new additions to the family album too. Hopefully I will have the time and energy to keep updating this page more regularly now that life isn't as hectic.
Thanks for reading.
Adult Sylvanian Familes Collector.