Friday, November 8, 2013

Undersized Urbanite Update: 70's Style

I have now decided on a house for the Undersized Urbanite contest.  I found this A-frame dollhouse kit on Ebay some time ago.  It was basically in mint condition except that the wood is very old and brittle.  I've gotten a lot of splinters putting this together.  The  wood was so brittle that I thought of just using it as a template, but I was able to use the main pieces.

Most of the wood looks like this with pieces that have chipped off.

Here is where I'm at now.

I replaced the end at the left with a solid piece so that I can have a wall without windows to put the kitchen and bathroom on.  I will most likely make a new spiral staircase.

I want to some kind of funky hanging fireplace like the one shown below.  I'm thinking of somehow transforming this lemon juice bottle.

I'm leaning toward going something like this with the curved sofa.


I bid on this curved wooden sofa on Ebay, but was out bid..  :-( It would have been perfect.  Now I have to figure out how to make one...


  1. It's cool seeing a project from the beginning, knowing what problems you had to solve to get to the final product. I just know this is going to be beautiful.

  2. This is awesome & groovy :) I can't wait to see more of where you go with it. You are so talented at making furniture, I'm sure you will figure the sofa thing out.

  3. What about using Styrofoam to make your couch? Or foam board in layers??

  4. Oh an A-frame, I love that! Can't wait to see it how you decorate it.

    I have an ongoing rehab project, and the wood looks like it's in a similar state. It causes so many problems. ><

  5. Awesome! Love that house. I'm also working on a modern house right now, I had the bottle of catmilk in mind to make the fireplace :-) The round sofa would be so cool!

  6. Cool house! I think that lemon juice bottle already looks like a fireplace ;) But I think it will look even better after you are done with it =) Seeing your wonderful furniture I'm curtain you will be able to make a nice curved sofa yourself! Hannah

  7. what a great Idea, I think the floating fireplace is a wonderful idea

  8. Love the A-Frame! What a score off ebay too! I'm sure you will make the curved sofa very successfully. Good luck xx

  9. Sorry, I'm way behind on reading. I'm still SO EXCITED that you've joined. :)

    Your plans are awesome, I've always loved funky 70s a-frames.