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« Reply #1090 on: January 26, 2012 07:13:55 PM »

The flooring is "installed!"  It's time to choose from the plethora of wallpaper options now!

Investment so far:  $3.67
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« Reply #1091 on: January 27, 2012 07:28:10 AM »

I've been reading this with some interest for a while now and have decided to join. I checked my local craft stores, but none of them really have any Doll house kits for less than $100!!!! No matter, I bought two pieces of foamcore, sketched up a design, did all the math involved to figure out what the dimensions and angles would be (for the slopped roof), and started putting it together. It turned out rather nice for something that took me a couple of hours to make. I've already taken it back apart and am covering it with wallpaper and door/window frames (that takes a looooong time), but here are some pics of it dry assembled:







These are without any windows or doors, of course. Here is a pic I took after doing the front windows on the second floor:



I would have done more of those windows on the side, but they're kind of a pain and take forever! The rest of the windows I just made into simple rectangles. These look nice though.

I'm looking forward to see everyone else's progress. There are some really lovely creations here! Batgirl, you are very lucky to have such a talented father--the things he made are all amazing! I can't wait to see more pics from everyone!
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« Reply #1092 on: January 27, 2012 07:44:02 AM »

Batgirl--what a wonderful house!  I think there is a trend for people to fix up houses that were part of childhood...yeah, it is a lot of work, but it can be done over time and with love!  The house and the furniture are just wonderful...such warm fuzzy details!

spiffy--whoa--what a project!  The windows look great!  I also love that you were able to decide on the sixes of the room yourself!  foam core...love it

I don't think I have spent anything beyond the cost of the doll house (about $6)...I used everything I already had...yeah--I need to finish...maybe next weekend Cheesy

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« Reply #1093 on: January 27, 2012 07:45:07 AM »

Wow, great stuff is happening in here!

Spiffyhink, will you cover your house with a layer of paper mache to make it strong or something? I remember seeing instructions for making bookshelves out of cardboard boxes with layers of mache and though it would be a neat idea for a doll house. Your windows are fantastic, they just look amazing.

I'm still swamped with work here so not a lot of crafting for me but I'm watching!

Thanks  Smiley  I hadn't really thought of covering it mache, since I'm going to add so many other things I think it'll make up for the lightness of the foamcore. For the outside, I've decided to glue down 1/2 inch strips of cardboard, overlapping, for the siding, and then reinforce the corners with more cardboard, so I think it should be fairly sturdy once I'm done. The foamcore itself is pretty thick, so I don't think I have to make it too much sturdier.

I'll probably go to the paper mache once I've run out of foamcore though. I've got some left over that I'll use for the furniture, and once that's through I'll be breaking out the scrap newspaper! Foamcore + Paper Mache = Awesome
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« Reply #1094 on: January 27, 2012 08:01:31 AM »

Sorry I haven't been posting too much, my internet has been pretty dodgy and every time I go to reply I seem to loose my connection.

Anywho, you are all doing so well! You're putting me to shame  Wink
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« Reply #1095 on: January 27, 2012 09:08:32 AM »

My Michaels finally got some of the houses in. I'm probably going to go get one soon with a 40% off coupon. Does anyone know what the scale on those are? Would Calico Critters fit in those ok? My daughter has 1 set of knock offs right now, and her uncle is supposed to be giving her 2 more sets, and I wanted to get her some little houses for them.
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« Reply #1096 on: January 27, 2012 10:28:09 AM »

My Michaels finally got some of the houses in.

Yay!  I think I'm going to have to resort to having someone ship one to me in the future.  I doubt the Michaels in my city will ever carry the houses...
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« Reply #1097 on: January 27, 2012 12:45:44 PM »

I don't think I have spent anything beyond the cost of the doll house (about $6)...I used everything I already had...yeah--I need to finish...maybe next weekend Cheesy



So far I bought a roll of cheap toilet paper for my tree stump house everything else was from my stash or re-purposed So maybe 50 cents

I am stuck on how I want to furnish my Kitchen otherwise I am just about done

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« Reply #1098 on: January 27, 2012 02:28:33 PM »

Teag, I can't wait to see pictures! Your tree stump house is awesome!

Here are some pics of the wallpaper and door frames on mine:





I'm also going to do window frames. I'll be at this for a while...
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« Reply #1099 on: January 27, 2012 03:58:23 PM »

Spiffyhink, I love how you're building your own! It looks fabulous. Batgirl, you dad was so talented, I love seeing all the houses he made. Teag, I can't wait to see more of the tree stump house! One of these days I'll get back to mine...
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