Tuesday, 28 June 2016

The Start of the Renovations for Sea Shells!

Hello everyone,

Hope you are all well and keeping yourself busy. I am really happy, finally the kids are off from school and having them home is a bonus. Hearing them laughing, chatting and arguing does fill the house but I wouldn't have it any different. The weather is getting warmer and hotter although I have to say last week Mother Nature through a fit. We had one hell of a rain storm but it seems everything is back to normal.

Before I start wanted to welcome a new follower Welcome Lulu Pirate!

As we are in Summer it was ideal to start working on the renovation of my dolls house called Sea Shells. Sea Shells was actually The Summer House back in the year 2000 by the Dolls House Emporium. I am also pleased to say that Sea Shells was my second dolls house and the first kit I built by the Dolls House Emporium.

Sea Shells - The Summer House
I always liked this two roomed property. I think I have always liked the front porch and balcony. I remember I was lucky enough to have found it and got it on ebay as it was already discontinued. 

It is quite small and has a lovely stair case inside. I had decorated it with a kitchen on the ground floor and a simple bed room upstairs.

Inside the house


Bed room

It has been for months now. For some reason the Summer House was begging me for a change. I don't know how it happens but it does. I liked the little house dearly but somehow there comes a time when it needs a change. As I do listen to the voice of the dolls house a few months ago I did change the bedroom and added a few more to the kitchen.

The latest Changes in the Summer House

Re decorated the bedroom
Even if I did make some changes still I wasn't overly joyed with it. I knew what it needed a total make over. 

Even as I will be renovating this dolls house the outside appearance will be the same. There is no way I want to change the color or decor on the outside. I will be changing the roof paper and I will be doing roof slates instead.

So I started by clearing out the furniture and accessories. The lady moved out and I highly doubt that she will be moving back in. She is thinking of looking for an adventure in some caravan. 

Removing all furniture and accessories
Then came the ripping off of the wall paper, flooring and removal of the stair case. That is the worst part when you are renovating a loved house. Once that is done you can't look back but only focus on what is best for the project.

Removing all papers
I sanded it down, gave it a new coat of paint. The stair case has a nice white paint job but I will be adding some more detail to it.

I started working on the ground floor. I went for a nice tiled flooring which does speak Summer to me and the walls were covered in a very light grey paper.

The new flooring and paper.
I have ordered a compact kitchen made to measure for the space underneath the staircase from Elf Miniatures. Elizabeth never lets me down.

I have gone for a nice blue with some natural wood which matches perfectly the floor tiles.

New Kitchen counters

I am thinking instead of adding a table with chairs. I will be making just a breakfast table. This will help hopefully to have more space to add more accessories and furniture. Still I am not sure about it but this how it looks so far.

New living area

So this is all for today. I hope you like what I have done so far. I am sure I will be changing it and adding some more stuff.  Keep tuned for the next update  on the renovation of the Summer House called Sea Shells.

Take Care and see you soon.


Rebecca xxx


  1. It´s a beautiful little house. I love what you have done so far. The floor and the kitchen are amazing!

    1. Thank you so much Alexandra for your kind words I really appreciate it. xxx

  2. The changes help to keep alive the mind, surely will only improvements on something that was already beautiful, I'm just curious to see the final result. Good!!! keep it up

    1. Thank you so much Elena, I am looking forward to finish it off. xxx

  3. I really like the new look of this house.

    1. Thank you Faby. I am pleased that you like it. xxx

  4. Your kitchen is off to a great start. Love the new layout and I look forward to seeing how the rest of your cottage develops. :)


    1. Thank you so much Elizabeth. I hope that I will bring out what I am hoping for.

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    1. Thank you so much Linda. I really appreciate it. xxx