painting and an uh-oh!

June 9, 2011

Ever since I laid eyes on this picture that had a dollhouse shadow box from ferm living, I wanted one for the girls so bad. True and Brave have become little collectors (rocks, sticks, wooden dolls, little drawn people) that I thought it would be fun to have something to display it all in. I finally found one on ebay that I thought would do and got it straightaway! Well, I did have to bid and wait.
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It finally came in and we got painting. I thought it was going on a white wall, so I thought a more colorful inside was in order. I did the painting and they kind of watched because I don’t think they would have been able to stay within the lines for this one.
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Everything was done and I was rinsing my paint brushes when I went back to look at the finished product just as Brave was running away. It turns out she was fleeing the scene of the crime! She had taken a paper and used it as a brush smearing colors around. Oh my! Let’s just say, I was not the happiest of campers.
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Up it still did go on the wall, but it will be repainted soon. I am not sure if I am going to paint the whole box white and have colors on the inside or just paint the inside all one color, maybe even add some vintage wallpaper. The mess up may have a been a good thing, cause I am not sure I am liking it, but at least for now, it works for us!
Little did I know, that you could actually order the dollhouse shadowbox from ferm living as well (just discovered it as I was linking up to their site as I have never really look at their store before)! I totally thought it was just a prop on the wall to help advertise their wallpaper, so if you aren’t the crafty type and just want one, you can buy theirs!
Ever have a project you were almost done with and had someone do an uh-oh on it too? Oh man.

25 comments on “painting and an uh-oh!”

  • Andria says:

    I have to say…I think it looks kind of cute with Brave's “touches.” Almost more vintage, at least in the photos, as if color were showing through from a previous paint job…and with trinkets inside, I doubt it would be too noticeable!

  • I think it looks darling, I don't like things to look too perfect.

    By the way, I'm so glad I stumbled upon your blog. You inspired me to make cake in a jar today.

  • girl i love this…good for you that you didnt give up looking for one!

  • DaisyJo says:

    Such a cute idea. I really do think it looks cute with her “embellishments.” You could let her add details to the other boxes as well. Just sayin' it looks cute and vintage.

  • Thalita Dol says:

    Those kind of houses were sure too be found in almost every little girl's room when I was a kid.
    I love it!

    hugs from Brazil!

  • CarleeKajsa says:

    i think the little touches brave added truly make it special! i love all the colors – such a nice pop to a white wall…and such a great idea! my kids also have “treasures” i never know what to do with…what a special place for them!

  • I actually like the wood with the colors and the oops just adds to it. I would leave it! Although as a mother, I can see that by leaving it, it doesn't really teach her a lesson? Parenting is tough 😉

  • Anastasia says:

    Shadow boxes are the best!! My grandmother had a huge printer's drawer and all her miniatures used to FASCINATE me as a kid. I have a dollhouse one above my bed to this day.

  • *eni* says:

    ahhh…thats great!!!
    love that!

    liebgruss from germany

  • Widge says:

    Snap! I have just been painting and posting about one of these and then a friend directed me over here! I love the collies you have used and the vintage appeal yours has (mines just a cheap jib job).

  • Bianca says:

    thats funny, so cute really. you'll love it all the more when they're all grown up!

  • BethAnn says:

    Aww…she wanted to be just like her momma!

  • I also think it looks cute with her little “oops” on it. If you do re-do it, I would leave it the original wood color and maybe put wallpaper instead of the paint inside. Love it!

  • Nina says:

    Love this idea! <3

  • jozen says:

    oh! my girls collect rocks and twigs and little pieces of ribbon and I never thought to display them ( we just keep them in a little tin) what a lovely idea!

  • Mrsink says:

    haha! I can't even count the many projects that have turned out “uh-oh” “oh no!” 🙂 Your's still looks adorable!

  • reeve says:

    LOVE this! Such a cute idea

  • kera says:

    i have to say that i LOVE the look as is! not sure if it's just the way you took the picture or if you photo shopped the picture but hanging above that vintage bed and the kid like additions to the piece makes it all just blend well! i wouldn't touch it! i think one day {if you leave it} you'll look back and LOVE it all the more! there is SOOOOO much perfection in imperfection! i think anyways!

  • I love it the way it is, it makes it more magical!

  • oh Ruby! I vote (even though you're not asking for a vote!) that you keep it as is. It has so much more character and I think it looks lovely!

  • Lily Darger says:

    This post is discouraging! I've been comforting myself that this kind of curious naughtiness would end with my daughter's next birthday….


  • Stella says:

    I actually really like it! haha, kids… I did a makeover on one of these dollhouse shadow boxes:
    Might not be your cup of tea, but just in case you wanted to have a look at how someone else did it! I hadn't seen those Ferm living ones before, totally cute!

  • this is too cute. i love how cheeky she is…can't be mad at her for too long with that gorgeous face! i like the colours but i think go white and fill with colour! have a great week.

  • emili says:

    i love it how it is! such a good idea!

  • I loved your blog, very creative and unique, I identified a lot, I love your style and how you wear your beautiful girls, congratulations!
    Jussara Bertolucci

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