Curl Up & Dye
It is not finished, but its getting close. This started out with my hubby Chance helping me to make my Halloween Haunt Shoppe more sturdy. The Haunt Shoppe started as a Cheerios box. The next group of photos will take you through the beginnings that eventually led to the second set of photos- what is to become Curl Up & Dye, a salon for 10" - 12" dolls like Monster High, Barbie, Dynamite Girls, Momoko, Blythe and a host of others.
So it started like this...
It was flopping around, I didn't like how it felt, so my dear Chance said something like: "We could build a stick frame inside..." Which looked like this:
This is the part where I said... "This is too good for a Cheerios box." Which led to this:
The idea was to make this photograph friendly, so it is built in 3 sections, held together with magnets. Chance also added pins that can be used as needed where the walls meet.
The photos following below show the story up until now. There will be more in future posts.
Linoleum floor installed
Sidewalk tiles glued down, ready for grout.
Covering the linoleum to keep it grout free.
Grouted sidewalk. Baseboards installed.
Doorway and door started.
Door finished, installed.
Ceiling and building roof line. Comes off for photos.
Lights for the lighting system.
These light boxes have tiny LCDs
Trying to figure out where to place the lights.
A second interior ceiling piece was built to hold the lights.
I took this by sticking my camera lens through the doorway.
New light boxes installed in secondary ceiling.
Lights are on 3 different switches to vary the lighting inside like a life size store.
I can remove any of the 3 sections to shoot photos.
More to come once the salon elements are completed.
My husband Chance is not only a wonderful companion in life whom I love with every molecule of my body and soul, he is a genius. None of this would have worked without him.
Next post I will show you how to make these from food boxes: