Sunday, July 15, 2012

My hiatus is "almost" over!

Hello blogger friends!!! I have been following you all, but took a little time away from my blog to work on a long overdue project. I have been busy organizing my doll room (Obsession), deboxed some dolls that I have had for a long while (still have a long way to go) and unpackaged some furniture created by FDQ published artist Vanessa of Van's Doll Treasures. : ) ...still so proud of you Vanessa! I was determined not to keep the new furniture packaged up for a long time like I did with the white sectional. However, working on Obsession has been an on-going project that has been in the making for a few years now (lol!). I have set a few target dates to have it finished and I am probably only about 50% done. Okay, first, let me tell you that my inspiration room no longer exist....sniffles. It really hurt me to take it down, but it was huge and I really do need the space for something else. In case you have forgotten what it looked like.


My Jonathan Adler inspiration room
 

This is what it looks like now.  I still have to remove these items.
 

This is how it is for right now....cramped on a small shelf  : (. 
It probably won't look so cramped once the girls leave.  It will then be the
 home for Juliana and her cousin Dallas.
 
I deboxed some dolls to create space in my doll room. They are all BB dolls. I decided to start with these dolls because they will not be placed on a shelf or cabinet just yet. They will be temporary housed in a container with the rest of the BB divas and divos.



BB from pink and black trio, three BB swimwear dolls that I received for some
commissioned work, and the three BB metallic dolls.  I really like the BB metallic dolls.
They are all very pretty! 

Some of the BB's waiting on the above crew.


I have a few more that are hiding somewhere in this room...

One view of what I have done thus far.  I removed them from storage containers and placed on bookcases basically to clear some floor space.  I still have a ways to go (sigh).


Most of these dolls will be deboxed and placed in
cabinets that I purchased from Ikea.  They are temporarily on these bookcases.

And finally, I have unpackaged the lastest furniture that I purchased from Vanessa. All of the following pics are still in the decorating stage. I have not decided who will get this apartment. Hmmm......


I plan to paint the lampshades black. and place table top mirrors on the two side tables.
(note:  the lamps are Christmas ornaments from Hobby Lobby)


more decor to come.....


Next up is a space that has been created for my guys. This apartment will be shared by the Remi brothers. Jabari (below) and Jamal Remi. Jamal should be arriving sometimes this month.


Jabari Remi (Juliana's significant other)


Jabari enjoying a Falcon's Football game
                                  

Still a work in progress...I need to get a table top and make a lamp
                                   
And finally one of the boutiques that I have temporary named "Pinky's" because I can't find my project tablet that has the original name (lol).  My plans are to have it simlar to the Black and White store.



I have a loonng way to go with this one.  It will be moved to the
space where my inspiration room was

Thanks for stopping by!

31 comments:

  1. Wellcome back!! I like your doll room. Deboxing dolls is a lot of fun!!

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    1. Hi Sergio, thanks!! Yes, deboxing dolls are like getting them all over again...a ton of fun!

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  2. So good to see you back! Everything looks amazing, Vanessa is truly gifted. I can't wait to get my hands on one of her creations. :)

    Wow, your collection awesome. I wish I would have started collecting years ago. It would be interesting to see where it would be today.

    Can't wait to see the finished look.

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    1. Hi Tracy India, thanks so much! I have been collecting for a long while, but now enjoy the play more than collecting. I plan to work in the room at least 30 minutes a day...we'll see how long this last. Lol!

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  3. Oh, so nice to see a new post. You can ignore the comment I sent in an earlier blog. LOL! Wow your rooms are going to look amazing. I can already tell. You have that decorating flair. Thanks for your kind words. I was going to stop doing that style sectional, but after seeing Candace Olsen episodes recently, I changed my mind. She loves using a similar style in her rooms. Keep up the good work! I know how hard it is.

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    1. Hi Vanessa, thanks!! I'm glad you changed your mind about discontinuing the sectionals. I love them. I thoroughly enjoy decorating. The hunt for items to decorate is the fun part. This is the best hobby!

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  4. Even though your blog is called Pink Obsession, you manage to create rooms that are far removed from the cloying Barbie pink aesthetic. I really enjoy your design sense.

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    1. Hi Limbe dolls. Thanks so much! I love the color, but can't imagine creating more than one space using the color. A pink room is in the making. ; )

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  5. It's good to see you posting again and great to see that you're enjoying your dolls. I am sure deboxing and using items like the lovely furniture by Vanessa helps in that regard.

    Thanks for sharing the visuals of the progress you're making organizing your doll room. If you're like me, you've discovered some things that you had forgotten.

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    1. Hi Debbie, thanks! Deboxing and working in my doll room brings me so much joy. I love to go in there after a stressful day at work. It is so relaxing. I came across a lot of dolls that has been housed in plastic containers for the past 8 years, so it was like Christmas in July. I probably spent more time oohing and ahhing than I did getting them organized. : )

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  6. Welcome back your rooms look good half done can't wait to see the finished projects.

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    1. Hi Mustiwait! Thanks! I really appreciate your nice comments.

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  7. Hi. Love you "stuff". Enjoy the rest of your hiatus. Looking forward to your return.

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    1. Hi Z! Thanks. I just need to get this room at least back to an organized state. I took a few steps backwards when I was looking for items to set up the rooms.

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  8. Hello from Spain: welcome back. Have a wonderful collection of dolls. I have a few of my dolls on shelves from Ikea. The red chairs are very nice. You're right that Vanessa makes a very gorgeous furniture. Congratulations on the rooms you create. Your work is inspiring to me. Keep in touch

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    1. Hi Marta! Thanks for your nice compliments. I am happy that I inspire you. : )

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  9. Hi Georgia Girl! Thanks for posting photos and descriptions of your revised doll room. I enjoy seeing how you pack your dolls and how you are re-distributing space. Pinky's looks like a fun place in the making. Both for you to make and for your ladies to shop at.

    And the Vanessa sectional sofa looks gorgeous and sumptious - now that's a feat for a sofa, lol. But it does. That will be a great focal point in any of your rooms. Did Vanessa create the brown sofa that Jabari sits on? Love the masculine colors and style for that room, too.

    Thanks for sharing again. Glad to see you posting again ;-D

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  10. Hi D7ana! Thanks. I had so much fun releasing my dolls from those boxes. Lol! Pinky's or whatever it will be called is a way for me to make use of my pink stuff. I hope that it will become a regular spot for my mini vinyl people to hang out.

    Yes, Vanessa made all of the sectionals. I wanted something that was more masculine for the guys. I don't have many guys in my collection, but they need a place to live also so this will be a new adventure for me.

    Thanks for stopping by : D

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  11. Man oh man, this is great! I love seeing people's "behind the scenes" stuff and rooms. My favorite space that you've started work on is the guys room. It's masculine but has a sophisticated style.

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    1. Hey Muff, thanks so much! The guys den is my fav too. I love these colors. I will be so happy when I am finished.

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    1. and i forgot thanks for stopping by and i followed you !!!

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    2. Hi Jassica Joe! Thank you for stopping by and I will follow you as well. : )

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  13. Me (Pixxa) and hubby, Michael are available for the new apartment with Vanessa's furniture!! We have been after Sttephanie to get our loft set up!! Looks like you are making lots of progress and I know that must feel good!!

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    1. Pixxa, you and Michael are welcome to move right in as soon as I finish decorating! Maybe if you threaten to leave Stephanie, she get a move on building your loft. Lol!

      Thanks Pixxa, it feels really good to be making some progress. Boy do I have a long way to go. Thanks for stopping by.

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  14. Wow, there's a lot to see :) You have an amazing collection and the furniture is gorgeous! Looking forward to seeing the end results. Oh and I love finding good usable ornaments at Hobby Lobby too.

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  15. Hi Adrian,

    Thanks! I enjoy my dolls and look so forward to photographing more of them. Yes, Hobby Lobby has the best ornaments that also serve as "something else" in our doll world. : ). Thanks so much for stopping by.

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  16. Wow what an amazing collection of dolls you have,I guess you don't know how many dolls you own in total!!:)

    Your furniture collection is superb!!

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    1. Thanks Pam! I don't even want to think about how many dolls I have. It would probably make me ill. Lol! Thanks for your nice compliments.

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