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« Reply #1130 on: January 18, 2012 04:12:16 AM »

Wow Fluttermuffin, 2 cool houses to choose from. I'm jealous Smiley

The cupboards are so cute! I have to look for some when I get back to Michael's. I haven't still haven't started on my house except putting it together. I just got back from vacation and I'm working on a swap this week. Maybe the weekend or at least next week I can get started.

I have seen people mention sandpaper for shingles. Does anyone have a tutorial on this or can you give me an idea of what to do?
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« Reply #1131 on: January 18, 2012 04:33:32 AM »

Cute little family, fluttermuffin.  That castle is awesome, it must be a new item for Michaels. 
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« Reply #1132 on: January 18, 2012 06:16:13 AM »

I purchased several of the cabinets for a different project...I did take a couple apart by microwaving them with no issues...

but...now I have to go back and find that castle...wouldn't that be fun to do a Game of Thrones themed castle?
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« Reply #1133 on: January 18, 2012 06:23:57 AM »

Please do it because I wanna see it! 
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« Reply #1134 on: January 18, 2012 06:47:53 AM »

Didn't you use the bottom of one of those cabinets in your house, MissingWillow?  Full of fabulous goodies, as I recall...let me go back and look...I loved it!
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« Reply #1135 on: January 18, 2012 11:09:17 AM »

My Michaels has one of the Fantasy houses, a ton of the Gothic houses, but none of the simpler ones.  I'm going to keep checking back to see if they ever get the simpler ones in though. And now I'm also going to have to see if my Michaels has one of those castles. They are so perfect for making something for little boys.
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« Reply #1136 on: January 18, 2012 11:52:51 AM »

I have seen people mention sandpaper for shingles. Does anyone have a tutorial on this or can you give me an idea of what to do?

What I did was buy a crappy pair of scissors just for this project, then I painted a whole sheet of sandpaper black, cut it into strips about 1.5" wide, then did vertical cuts down the length of the strip about an inch high, so that the strip was still one piece instead of individual shingles.  Then, starting from the bottom of the roof, glue down the strips but stagger the cut marks from one strip to the next.  Does that make sense?
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« Reply #1137 on: January 18, 2012 12:47:50 PM »

Yes, thank you very much. It was also called to my attention that someone else explained it a few pages back and I missed it. Thank you both for your replies. I am wanting to do my house like an old farmhouse kind of. I would LOVE to paint the roof like old tin but unless I can figure out how to do that, I will do shingles and maybe make them look weathered. I'm so excited to get started on my house Smiley Everyone here is so talented, and I'm inspired!
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« Reply #1138 on: January 18, 2012 12:49:57 PM »

I purchased several of the cabinets for a different project...I did take a couple apart by microwaving them with no issues...

but...now I have to go back and find that castle...wouldn't that be fun to do a Game of Thrones themed castle?

YESSSSS. A room for each of the major Houses and then a miniature Iron Throne... DO WANT!
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« Reply #1139 on: January 20, 2012 05:17:43 AM »

I decided to go with a different template for the house (http://www.letsbuildadollhouse.com/page012AmericanStyleDollhouse.htm).  It won't be so wee anymore but my daughter saw it and loved it.  The foam board wasn't big enough for the larger pieces but it's probably for the best.  Considering the size of the house, I'd like for it to be very sturdy.  

We had some plywood scraps around the house and my boyfriend helped cut everything out.  We have the holes for the door, windows, and staircase left to do this weekend.  Hopefully I'll get to sanding the edges and painting sandpaper that will be used for the shingles this afternoon.

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