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« Reply #30 on: January 09, 2011 08:14:52 AM »

KLKing, you bring up a good point.  I've been pondering this.  We were planning to spray paint the whole thing before applying any other paint.  That should seal it, hopefully.  But, that won't happen until our weather clears up over here.  I'd considered wrapping paper or shelf paper.  Maybe some fabric scraps for carpet.  We'll see.  I'll probably do some tests before I apply anything.  I don't want to mees up all his hard work.  I'll post my test results on my blog when I get around to trying it, if you're curious.

Thanks for the suggestions.  If all else fails we have lots of glitter here to cover up any mistakes.  Grin
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« Reply #31 on: January 09, 2011 04:14:03 PM »

I look forward to seeing it! A very thin coat of spray paint would be a brilliant idea!  ( I still hope you try some paper. You can cut out windows and stuff from the JC Pnny's decorating catalogs. They're free! Plus lot's of textures.
  Just trying to throw out some ideas!
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« Reply #32 on: January 09, 2011 05:50:18 PM »

KLKing, magazines are a great idea!  I've got some old Design Toscano catalogs with medieval style replica furniture in them.  May have some good images for pictures.  Thanks, again.  I appreciate any and all ideas! 

The daughter talked us into attempting some house plants and furniture out of her Model Magic that she got from Santa this weekend.  That is some strange substance.  Kinda foamy, spongy clay.  Didn't work all that well for what we tried.  Dried really fast.  Might make really nice furniture cushions, though.  Smiley
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« Reply #33 on: January 10, 2011 12:39:07 AM »

I can't wait to see what you come up with! I may have to build a doll house and figure out how to ship it to my friend's daughter! It would have to be easy to compact. I think yours folds up?
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« Reply #34 on: January 10, 2011 09:53:15 AM »

...I think yours folds up?

Well, it folds in, not "up".  Smiley  But, I'm sure you could design one that would pack away easier with a removable porch.  That wouldn't be a bad idea for storage.  Wish we'd thought of that.  Smiley  Ours folds in to a dimension of 23.5"Hx14.5"Wx14.5"D (with about a 4"D porch/balcony on front).  When it's open, it's 28.5"W.  That's pretty big.  He sized it to a table she has in her room.

I posted pics of the plants we made on my blog.  Don't recommend the clay we used.
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« Reply #36 on: January 24, 2012 12:54:34 PM »

That's amazing!!!!! What a great job! Smiley
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« Reply #37 on: January 27, 2012 05:31:01 PM »

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« Reply #38 on: February 01, 2012 06:17:04 AM »

Wow, that's very impressive !!!
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« Reply #39 on: February 01, 2012 12:10:01 PM »

   I am really thinking of making a MINI version. It has to be tiny, or there will be no place to keep it in here! I am thinking to cover the cardboard with paper as I go, since it would be hard if it was tiny.
  This project is very inspiring!
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