This particular model had white carpets upstairs and guess what... even they've been painted over. As has the original back with the vines and flowers, such a shame. But hey, I decided I needed something to get stuck into, and I think this will be that thing. The silver paint on the internal doors may prove hard to shift, though.
I love Lundby houses, they're so no nonsense and the furniture is all mid-century and up. No Victorian frou frou, just Scandinavian simplicity. I will admit here that this isn't my only house, but the other(s...ahem) are smaller models. One of them is also a wreck.
Thing is with certain on-line auctions you just have to buy it when it's available, reasonably priced and near enough to collect without being silly.
I couldn't resist a bit of a scrape at the paint as soon as I got it home, but I think parts of it are beyond renovating and may just have to be changed. I suppose one shouldn't be too precious over old things, there's only so far you can re-create what has been buggered up by someone else, but it's better than throwing it away. I think.
So, I have ideas for fiddling about and decorating and will be sharing this with you. Don't expect to see people in my houses; as with my photos I prefer my houses sans peeps. I may relent, you never know. And I have a distinct preference for certain furniture, don't be surprised to find very odd houses.
Lundby is a funny scale, somewhere between 1/16th and 1/18th (like Triang) so furniture can't be bought from the usual dolls house places. Another minus I suppose. Now I have a mini doer-upper to go with the one I live in!
Thank you all for the positive comments on yesterday's post. I feel so bad to have got out of the groove of commenting but hope to be back in the swing soon. I think Sarah hit the nail on the head regarding setting up a new blog, in that it'd probably end up the same as this one anyway so stick with it!
Back to work tomorrow.