I expect to have photos of the treestump house next week - it's all finished but I can't find my camera - no doubt it will turn up when I'm looking for something else.
And now I'm frantically working on another 'secret' project - I'm not sure whether to call it 'Renovation Rescue' or 'Restoration Madness!'.
A couple of weeks ago it was our local council annual cleanup where you get to put out all the big stuff that isn't allowed in the normal garbage collection. Near my house I spotted a dollhouse amidst a pile of other stuff discarded at the roadside waiting for the compacting truck to come along (it's the kind of thing that you throw a big old wardrobe in and it crunches it into matchsticks). It looked like it had been badly neglected for quite a long time but had the potential to be a nice play dollhouse for a couple of little girls in my neighbourhood - after a good scrub and a coat of paint - and I couldn't bear the thought of it getting crunched in the back of the garbage truck.
After a good scrubbing and a bit of paint it did look better, but I decided not good enough. That's when the madness set in! It now has two new sides, a replaced ground floor partition, an additional partition upstairs to create a space for a bathroom, the sizing of the doorways has been heightened and narrowed ready for doors to be hung, it also needs a new base because the house had been sitting on the curbside grass during at least one overnight rainstorm. There will also be a lot of basic furniture making in the next 2 weeks because I'm hoping to deliver it to the girls around Christmas. Fortunately I also have some bits and pieces in my stash that I can use but it's still going to be a fairly tight schedule. More on this project later. Now back to the workshop ...